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Cartridge error 50c

I have the lexmark x5150. every time i try to print, scan, anything it says "cartridge error 50c". i have looked everywhere trying to fix the problem and the only thing that i have found is complaints about this model. please help!!!!!!!!

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  • alamo1 Nov 10, 2007

    yes i have 50 c problems



    said disconect printer and disconnect usb turn off your comp but still not work

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    I have the same problem, Cartridge Error 50C. My Black cartridge is new, the color is almost empty, I've pulled both cartridges and put them back, disconnected and reconnected, uninstalled and reinstalled. I'm now slightly miffed so not messing with it anymore. I'll go to Kinko's with my flashdrive. JEEZ. I will try again after the holidays with a new color cartridge and see if that works.

  • cliveann Jan 06, 2008

    my printer said no cartridge when there was one and then gave code 50C. When it is printing it doesn't print black but prints colour. On the test page it prints both

  • kj383 Jan 12, 2008

    Same thing has happened to my X5150. I looked inside as suggested by another web site and in the far left corner it has black ink everywhere as id it leaked out while not being in use. There seems to be a fine mist sprayed on the back in the corner. I dont think there is any hope for the black anymore it is too much to clean. This must be a defect for this product. :(

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I have the same error message. Nothing I have tried seem to fix it. What has worked for others

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    printer gives me error code 50 c

  • pwew May 25, 2008

    The same thing

  • TheFisherman Jul 18, 2008

    We have a Lexmark X6170, we put in a new cartridge and keep getting the same error: CARTRIDGE ERROR 50C - what is going on with this printer?

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    fout 50c geeft mijn lexmark x5150 aan als wil scannen of printen help

  • Kretzy Aug 25, 2008

    I keep getting the error message cartridge error 50c ever time I try to print

  • valencia3507 Sep 29, 2008

    i have the same prob. getting a cartridge message 50c please help

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Dell-all-in-one printer. What is Error 50c?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    I cant print I have a C50 error message

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    I can not find anything that helps either. I have seen so many remedies about taking the tops off, dremeling down the tops, take them out, put them back in.....

    My remedy; Go to Sears. Buy a sledge hammer. Beat the **** out of the printer. NEVER EVER BUY A DELL AGAIN!!

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    Everytime I need to print, copy or scan it says Error 50C

  • Pond8195 Apr 19, 2009

    I just got the 5150printer and was getting the same message error 50c i tried several different things I pulled out the ink cartridge one at a time after i pulled out the color cartridge and closed the cover for that cartridge and it would let me copy have not tried too print anything from the computer. try and remove the color cartridge and see if that help you

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I removed the color cartridge and left the black one. it worked.
(I have Lexmark X6100 Series)

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Me, too. I landed up changing the cartridge and it was fine. Only put in the black and ignored the color error, and it works now.

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I agree with teenix. I inherited this printer from a friend at work. It had been standing for a long time, thus the cartridges are more than likely dry. I bought a replacement black cartridge t see if it still worked and received the 'cartridge error 50C'. Tried TEENIX's suggestion (after many others) and it worked. My understanding... the "50C" error applies to both cartridges, so you have to try both. Any one fault will cause the error code, so try and work with the cartridge you know is OK and ignore the error for the other cartridge. My mistake was to try and remove all error codes even though I knew that the Colour cartridge was probably poked.

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We bought this pinter 2nd hand, and the scanner worked fine, but printing was goofy-it would only print if it wasn't something that we had scanned in to the computer and it was always yellow or green. so we went and bought a BRAND-NEW black ink cartridge and it's been working. (we bought it less than a month ago) my printer has been working fine and my husband was in the middle of printing several pages when error 50c popped up on the screen (of the printer). i've been trying the different ideas online (from other people who have had the same problem) but they aren't working. if i go get the black refilled will that work, or do i have to go buy ANOTHER brand-new cartridge? let me know a.s.a.p! THANK YOU! rlievans@yahoo.com

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What i did
in my case i took of
the color cartridge and it prints black very very good
and he colour i must by new colour cartridge....lol...thats was all byeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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This is a cartridge error. Take out the color cartridge and restart the printer (turn it off then on again). If the same error persists than replace the color and remove the Black cartridge and try again. If you are using the machine as a scanner you can scan in black and white without the color cartridge being present.
I haven't tried it as a printer, but that should work too.
Buy a replacement cartridge and things should be good again. (I have learned to steer clear of re-filled color cartridges for my printers. Buy the name brand.)

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Printer gives me error code 50c

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http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:133:0:0&framed=&docid=ENUS8448&relevance=1

It addresses this specific issue. It sounds like a shorted cartridge. However, sometimes this just means that the contacts in the cartridge carrier need to be cleaned. You can do this by removing both cartridges and cleaning the electrical contacts on the cartridges as well as the ones they touch in the cartridge carrier on the printer. You can do this with a slightly damp soft cloth. You can also use a bit of rubbing alcohol as well.

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  1. Power off your All-in-One and unplug it.
  2. Plug in your All-in-One again and turn it on.
  3. Uninstall and then reinstall your cartridges.If this does not resolve the issue then try the next steps.
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  2. Use both hands to lift up the scanner unit until the scanner support holds it open.
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  11. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
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