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How to scan when error code EC5 is on my lexmark 2650x?

I keep getting the error code EC5 indicating a faulty cartridge. I don't want to print anything just use the scanner but it won't allow me. Any ideas how to get around this without having to buy a new cartridge...

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SOURCE: Lexmark x2500 printer ink cartridge

OMG! The cartridges are so expensive. I've tried to refill the cartridge myself and it put up an error message too. The only thing i did was splurge and bought a new cartridge!! Sorry.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Lexmark x5470 & I get an error unsupported cartridge

Ink cartriges have chips in them, if the printer does so many prints without getting the "I've had a new Original Cart fitted" it will stop untill,you give it one, regardless if there ink or not

Im afraid it doesn't care that you only need to use the colour cartridge, it is designed to cost you money and make money for lexmark not refillers.

Welcome to our modern world, manufactures make the ink hard to recycle by incorperation of expensive chips that makes refillers, unable to make a easy dollar, because if that want to make cartridges that work they must also fit the expensive chip.

All empty cartridges have a little ink left in them because getting air in ink lines is not a thing we want.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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SOURCE: won't print reads error code 50c


I have to ask this question of you, just to make sure this is not an issue. Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
Please consider the following:
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using factory new cartridges, then please call the manufacturers Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges
Don

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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    SOURCE: hi my lexmark x2650 keeps

    The EC5 error code indicates a short has been detected in one of your cartridges. Open the printer and remove both cartridges. Close the cover. Unplug and replug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first. Close the cover and check for any errors. Open the printer cover again and reinsert the other cartridge. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to pop up. Or you can try to insert a different known working cartridge to determine if the other is faulty.

    Posted on Jun 01, 2011

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      SOURCE: Bought compatible cartridges for lexmark

      For the most optimal output experience with your AIO, Lexmark recommends that customers update their firmware. The firmware helps ensure that customers receive the highest yields of ink available from the cartridges, which offers the greatest value and means fewer necessary cartridge replacements.


      If you choose to upgrade firmware, note that unauthorized use of third-party 'cloned' cartridges will no longer be possible.


      When purchasing ink cartridges, Lexmark customers have two options:


      Regular ink cartridges without license terms (100A/100XLA) that you may a) return to Lexmark free of charge (for recycling by Lexmark), b) refill, recycle or remanufacture themselves, or c) provide to third parties for refilling, recycling, or remanufacturing. Any Regular ink cartridge can be refilled by a customer or a third party and will continue to work in their Lexmark printer.


      Return Program ink cartridges that provide customers with an up-front discount in exchange for their agreement to use the ink cartridge once and return it only to Lexmark for remanufacturing and recycling.

      Posted on Sep 01, 2011

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