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Re: Is there a code needed to replace a refilled ink...
No code....try removing all cartridges, powering down the printer, disconnect the power, let sit 5 minutes, then hook back up and reinstall the carts......lexmark and dell will usually continually give a :"cartridge empty" error with refilled carts, just go to the printer properties, go to supplies, and uncheck the ink level indicator to get rid of the error display.
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Please note that Lexmark does not recommend the use of refilled, re-manufactured or clone cartridges. You might not get the print quality you expect from the ink that is specially formulated by Lexmark.
A lot of printer manufactures place a small chip on the ink cartridge. Combined with the printer software it knows you re-filled the cartridge. This forces you to buy new ink. A work around that works with some printers. Keep you're old ink cartridges. Replace with new and when it empties replace with you're re-filled ink cartridge. Store you're old re-filled cartridges in a dry cool place when not in use. With HP printers users keep three cartridges.
The microchip in the cartridge has alerted that the cartridge has run out of ink. Only way to fix it is replace the 31 cartridge with a new one (I know that is a bummer, but it is what needs to be done)
It sounds to me like you don't replace the cartridges, but have the ink refilled in the cartridges? This can only be done so many times until the cartridge jets become plugged and therefore can no longer print. You can try appling alcohol to a q-tip and cleaning the cartridge's jets where the ink comes out, but most likely, you will need to purchase new cartridges and start over.
Save your original OEM ink cartridge, when the software prevents you from printing, install it, remove it, then install the generic ink cartridge. You'll be good for a couple weeks, then just rinse and repeat.
I propose a class-action suit on behalf of everyone who owns a lexmark X5400 series. this is clearly by design that the system claims 'low ink' after only about 85 pages of little more than black and white documents, and then won't allow you to refill and replace the cartrige. I've attempted numerous little tricks that work with other systems, but the manufacturers of Lexmark seem to have gone to great lengths to prevent anyone from getting around replacing the ink cartrige. I know there have been other cases very similar to this. They wouldn't stand a chance. I propose revenge.