Although the dealer and the local cartridge refill company recommended this as a refillable printer, after a couple of days with the refilled large black, the printer gives me a UO41 error message and not only won't print... it won't fax; it won't do anything.
How can I override this program?
Thanks so much
Don in Victoria
Solution mentioned earlier works! Hold down the FEED button and press OK button..works so far and was able to scan some time-sensitive docs! This is hijacking by Canon to buy a stupid color cartridge even if I don't need it.
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Yes, although i would'nt recommend you to do it yourself. there are specialized shops that refill cartridges. I don't think that buying an original refill is a must, so if you want to look for a shop near you that refill's cartridges and ask for the price, i think you'll find it more interesting than buying a new one.
Today everybody seems to be selling cartridges. They all have the best deal in town. Although it may seem like you are saving money at the time when you purchase a recycled cartridge from the internet or a local dealer; beware of a few things that not all people know about recycled cartridges.
First off not all recycled cartridges are manufactured in the same way and have the Consumers Seal of approval. Your local retailer may take your empty cartridge out back and within a few moments you have a refilled cartridge. There is nothing wrong with this method, but you need to know that the cartridge has not been tested so there is no guarantee that it will work sufficiently. Make sure that the company doing the refill is willing to exchange or give you your money back if the cartridge fails. Also if the cartridge has been refilled more than a couple of times you may find that the quality of print will not be as good as when you purchase the cartridge new. They do not replace the print heads on the cartridges which burns out after a few refills. Also the chip that indicates whether your cartridge is full or empty cannot be reset, so you may have problems with your printer excepting the refill. Refilled laser cartridges have a drum that is important to your print quality, if they do not replace the drum unit your prints may suffer. Also colour cartridge refills don't have the same ink quality as when you purchased it new. The colour quality may be very poor when printing photos or coloured documents.
When dealing with cartridges ordered on-line, always find out what their return policy is and also what kind of warranty comes with the cartridge. Some companies will cover the cost of replacing a faulty cartridge. They will also go as far as fixing the printer if the cartridge in some way damages the printer. Thoroughly investigate the company before buying any product from them, as you may be stuck with a faulty cartridge and no way to return it or have it exchanged.
Get to know the different products available you can sometimes get a compatible cartridge that has had the drum unit, chip and other components replaced, which will work far better than reusing the same components over and over again. By buying compatibles you are still recycling, but not giving up on quality.
Be aware that by using refilled cartridges in printers that still have warranty, this can cause the manufacturer to not honor the warranty because of not using the OEM cartridges. All distributors and authorized dealers should be aware of this and also make their customers aware.
So buy smart and get to know what is available. The more educated you are about the products you buy, the less chance you are going to waist your money.
The best compatible cartridge I have come across is the Xerox Brand. They make compatibles for Hewlett Packard printers. We sell this product to many of our customers and have had very few returns due to a faulty cartridge. When there has been a problem; Xerox has come through for us and has fixed our customers printer when it has caused damaged. Which has left us with a successful cartridge to sell and happy customers.
You can resolve the issue by replacing the cartridges with genuine Samsung cartridges. The problem with refilling your ink cartridges is that you do not reset the chip on the cartridge when you do that. The chip on the cartridge tells your printer how many prints that cartridge has printer. By refilling the cartridges and not replacing the chip, you run the risk of damaging your printer. I recommend you pay the full price and swap them out with new Samsung ones and it should alleviate your issues.
I managed to successfully refill the black cartridge for the S305; I did it when the printer warned of 'very low black ink' (although it didn't print very well - i.e. grey - until the following day). It kept displaying 'low ink' but printed fine for a few months. I think if you can catch it before the printer decides it needs an 'official' refill or replacement then it works (although when exactly this is is a mystery, as it always displays 'low' for black ink). Yesterday, the printer decided it wouldn't print until the cartridge was changed. Refilled; waited for half a day;replaced several times; turned the printer on and off 5 times with no cartridge in (to see if it would wipe the printer's memory of the cartridge); and spent about 4 hours online trying to find a solution. If it starts working tomorrow, I'll let you know. I don't want to mess about with software that may reset the ink levels. (If anyone finds some that works, please post!) It looks like Lexmark have ensured they can pile in the cash with their original cartridges. I've heard about generic cartridges that are chipped to avoid the above problem - I'll visit my local refill store soon. There must be a way round this! Cheers, Fronter
If this is a refilled cartridge, most likely the electronics have been turned off on the cartridge. I own a cartridge refilling store and I don't refill the Lexmark 36 or 37 because the printers turn off the electronics on these cartridges when they get empty so they can't be refilled. If this is an original Lexmark cartridge, I think that Lexmark is making their printers so extremely sensitive to refills that they even kick out some original manufacturer cartridges. I have had a couple customers that this has happened to and it seems to happen more frequently with prebate cartridges. I recommend exchanging your cartridge for a new one (Lexmark brand).
bad news, your cartridges are one single life, I recommend you buy a kit of refillable cartridges, comes with autoreset chips and yes, you will can use your ink with them, look on ebay there are the refillables even one kit with CISS (Continuos Ink Supply System)
There are kits available in the market that allow you to refill cartridges. You should be able to find them at most computer stores. Each kit comes with refilling instructions, and these steps can vary from company to company.
However, I do not recommend refilling cartridges or even using generic ones. Always buy original inks, even if they are a bit more expensive. These days printers come with sensors that detect when an empty cartridge has been refilled, or if a generic cartridge (duplicate) has been used, and will cause all sorts of printer error which will be more expensive to repair than the few extra bucks it will cost for genuine inks.
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Unfortunately, there is no workaround or driver that can help... You will have to install the original cartridges. Most printer companies are resorting to this method these days to prevent customers from using refilled/generic cartridges..