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    Pat Gravell Oct 29, 2012

    Oops that was meant to be a search not a question. I bought refillable cartriges for my Lexmark x4550, the black refills are accepted but whenever I try and refill a colour cartrige it says invalid cartridge, whe I check on ink levels via maintencnce settings its says for the colour cartridge "invalid ink". My black ink isn't lexmark ink but is a different brand to the coloured inks, maybe the soloution will be to buy better quality colour inks but how on earth does it know whose ink I'm using?

  • Pat Gravell
    Pat Gravell Nov 04, 2012

    Hi, I don't think it is damaged print heads, this happens every time I try to refill a colour cartridge but doesn't happen with the balck, its annoying because I keep paying extra money for refillable cartridges which don't seem to be refillable at all. I'd like to hear from anyone who has had success refillling the 24a colour cartridge

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The printhead on the cartridge could already be damaged thus the need to replace the cartridge.

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Cartridges error on a lexmark


Error: "Invalid Toner Cartridge"; Error: "Invalid Refill"; Message: "Change Cartridge"
Solution
One of these error messages may appear on the printer display immediately after or shortly after a new toner cartridge is installed into the printer. Note: This may not be specifically a toner cartridge problem; the error may be due to a stuck cover open switch on the printer.

To see if the cover open switch is the cause of this problem, open the top front cover and observe the message on the printer's display panel. The display should read Close Door or Insert Cartridge.


If this message is not displayed, the top cover open sensor and switch will need to be replaced. In addition, the printer may have damaged the new toner cartridge. If the cover open sensor is not operating properly, a new cartridge can be incorrectly flagged as a refilled cartridge by the printer. If this happens, the new cartridge will continue to cause an Invalid Refill or Invalid Cartridge error even if you try reinstalling it or installing it into another printer. If this should occur, please contact the point of purchase of the cartridge to find out how to get the cartridge replaced.

Caution: If the cover open sensor is not operating, do not install another new toner cartridge until you have completed the directions below. Inserting another new cartridge can cause that cartridge to stop working as well. Should this situation arise, please take the following actions:


Place the original working cartridge (the empty or near-empty one) back into the printer. This should clear the error message.

Turn the printer off. Doing this will disengage the cover open sensor.

With the printer switched off, open the top lid and remove the old toner cartridge.

Now replace the old cartridge with another new Lexmark toner cartridge.

Power the printer back on. The printer should now read this cartridge as a newly installed toner cartridge and the error should be cleared. The printer and toner cartridge should function properly now, but the top cover sensor on the printer will still need to be replaced.

If your printer is still under warranty or covered under a service contract, please contact Lexmark Technical Support or your service provider for further recommendations and instructions. Until you can get the cover open switch replaced, remember to have the printer powered off whenever you replace the toner cartridge.

If the top cover switch appears to be working fine, or if you have followed the above steps and your printer continues to post an Invalid Toner Cartridge or Invalid Refill error, make sure you are using a new original Lexmark toner cartridge. A toner cartridge remanufactured or refilled by a third party can cause this error.

To help identify a refilled cartridge, look for the yellow label attached to the toner drum and the body of the toner cartridge. If this is damaged or removed, the cartridge may have been refilled.

If you are using a third-party refilled or remanufactured toner cartridge, it is recommended that you install a new Lexmark brand toner cartridge. Lexmark cannot guarantee the compatibility of any third-party toner cartridges with our printers.

OR

1 Switch on the Lexmark X83 printer.

2 Lift open the cartridge door at the front of the device, below the scanner unit. The printer automatically moves the cartridge carrier to the correct position.

3 Pull each ink cartridge toward you to unclasp it from the carrier. Lift the cartridge out of the cartridge carrier.

4 Clean the copper contacts on the bottom of each cartridge with a clean, dry lint-free cloth. Use a gentle, circular motion to clean the contacts.

5 Insert the ink cartridges back into the cartridge carrier. Push back firmly on each cartridge until it snaps into place.

6 Repeat each step in this procedure again. Close the cartridge door.

Oct 04, 2012 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I HAVE JUST REFILLED MY LEXMARK X2550 PRINTER COLOR CARTRIDGE NUMBER 35, BUT A MASSEGE ON MY PC SAYS: "Invalid Cartridge". How do l get it to be recognised so that l can use it?


hello

35 is color ink cartridge .. high yield,

A new color print cartridge needs to be installed.

If available, click the Continue button on your computer screen to print using the

black (or photo) print cartridge. (The Continue button is available only at the

beginning of a print job.)

Note: A variable amount of ink remains in the color print cartridge.

Follow these steps to replace the color print cartridge in your printer:

1 Cancel the print job if not already canceled.

2 Replace the color print cartridge with a new cartridge. For more information,

see "Removing a used print cartridge" on page 35 and "Installing print

cartridges" on page 35.

3 Print again.

To order supplies, click Order Ink on your computer screen. You can also see

"Ordering paper and other supplies" on page 40 in this guide.

Troubleshooting 54


manual = http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/2007/2500/v3708617_en.pdf



Installing print cartridges

1 If you are installing new print cartridges, remove the sticker and tape from the back and bottom of the cartridges.

1 2

Warning-Potential Damage: Do not touch the gold contact area on the back or the metal nozzles on the

bottom of the cartridges.

Maintaining the printer
35

list of ink cartridge part numbers
http://www.lexmark.ca/lexmark/product/home/455/0,6970,204812589_653399443_1037657543_en,00.html?tabId=7

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Lexmark optra t610 invalid refill error change cartridge......how do i reset the printer to disable the error


The error may not be specifically a toner cartridge problem but may be due to a stuck cover open switch on the printer. Perhaps this article on Error: "Invalid Toner Cartridge" or "Invalid Refill" will be able to determine the root cause of the problem. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/dupj2m. Just make sure you are using a genuine Lexmark toner in the printer. If you need further assistance, you can also contact Lexmark technical support. Thanks.

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Lexmark has programmed the this printer to ONLY recognize THEIR cartridges! You can not use any thing else except their over priced, half filled cartridges you get at Wally World.

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Change Cartridge Invalid Cartridge


First, Lexmark does not now or ever support the use of a third party cartridge or a refilled cartridge ink cartridge even if it is a Lexmark cartridge. Lexmark considers this to product tampering.

That said, please get a new Lexmark cartridge that is designed for your model of printer and see if it works. If you still get the failure, use a lint free slightly dampend cloth to wipe the contacts where the new cartridge goes. If that does not work, call Lexmark Technical support and see if there is still any warranty left on the printer.

Worst comes to worst, you can just replace the printer given the cost of ink jet printers nowadays.

Don

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Their web site may have the correct engine code on their site, but installation of the code can be tricky.

Are you getting a 900 Invalid Engine code message?

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I bought re-inked cartridge for Lexmark It didn't work


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Try cleaning the copper plates and install back again if the same message pops up try single cartridge if the error exits with 2 cartridges ,replace the cartridge as lexmark cart has 1 year warranty..

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That printer uses Lexmark 32,33,34,35 cartridges. The branded cartridges should work. Have you contacted Lexmark's technical support center? Contact information is on www.lexmark.com. They should be able to get you going again.

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