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Refilling Lexmark #4 & #5 ink cartridges for my X2690 printer

My understanding is you can refill Lexmark #4A black & #5A color ink cartridges and they will work in your printer after they are refilled? Does anyone know if after you refill them, will they work in a Lexmark X2690 printer? I would like to know before I go out and purchase them.

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  • mbogus Mar 06, 2009

    I use refills in my canon pixma 160 and they work fine. All I’m trying to find out is, will a refilled Lexmark #4A & #5A ink cartridge work in my X2690 printer?

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I refilled the color cartridge and I can't get the printer to recognize that it is full of ink.  Any suggestions?

  • BustBrown May 16, 2009

    I am struggling with the same problem when Circuit City folded it was tough to find the cartridges. The #4 cartridges cannot be refilled and must be mailed back. It is my understanding that the #4a cartridges can be refilled but I am not sure how that is done. Anybody know the answer of where you drill?

  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    unplug printer from the power supply leave few minits then plug it back in try this few times if first and second time dont work if that failes remove cartradge the swith of the printer install the cartrage back in restart the printer try that

  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    this printer takes refills lexmark x2690

  • Daniel Stolts
    Daniel Stolts Aug 29, 2014

    I have a Lexmark x1290 multifunction printer which I refilled several times on the 4a and 5a cartridges'but the last time that I refilled them I got a message on the computer that the cartidges were incomepatable. THIS WILL BE MY LAST LEXMARK PRINTER. DAN

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The solution to this problem is to BOYCOTT LEXMARK. The quality of their printers is inferior to others such as Canon and HP and Lexmark ink is by far the most expensive of any printer I have owned. They are trying to eliminate refilling by the circuitry in the cartridge so they can resell the used high priced cartridge again.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

  • R320 Dec 20, 2010

    ANOTHER REASON NOT TO BUY LEXLMARK. epson is the same, I won't buy either any more, I stick with canons that have tanks and not cartridges

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Lexmark offers two different version of the same cartridge. when you buy the regular one,you got a rebate of $5 and agree to return it back.It can't be reffilled
The A serie is $ 5. more expensive but can be refilled without problem.
EG Montreal

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

  • kenlewis937 Dec 18, 2010

    i woulnt say without problem caus the printer proberbly wont allow the refilled cartridge
    error code ec1 realy means ah ha ive had that cartridge serial no. before!

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I had both a number 4 and number 5 cardridge refilled, and neither was recognized nor worked in my X4690 printer. I've gone ahead and started buying cartridges directly from Lexmark. They give you one free cartridge when you set up your account, then one free one for every 5 empty cartridges that you return to them.

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  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    i have lexmark x2690 printer here and it refilles every single time seam like ur being ripped of bying cartridges when you dont have to by this printer x2690 dos refiles 100%

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Go to mycartridgeworks.com for a list of options to use refilled cartridges, they have support for Dell, Lexmark, and Hp. There's also a heading to click on for faq's about refilled cartridges.I hope this can help you.

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I had the same problem after refilling the Lexmark #4 black cartridge with a Universal ink kit from Walgreens. They could not refill it on their machines. I also went to Cartridge World and Office Max and they gave me the same answer. Apparently, these newer printers have a switch in the printer for number of copies printed. You just need to buy a new print cartridge each time. The other option is to use Lexmark's cartridge return program or buy another printer with refillable cartridges.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    dont need to by new ink cartridge each time they refill 100% on lexmark x2690

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Hi,
You will get people that will tell you, yes. However, my answer is, don't do it. My printer quit working after I used refilled cartridges & if you take a look around on this site you will see that A LOT of people have had the same problem. My advice, the savings just is not worth it. Good luck.

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Staples and Office Depot both sell the 4&5 cartridges, in fact Staples carries them in most stores and online

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

  • matt3237 Oct 27, 2010

    Staples and Office Depot both sell the cartridges now

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    helenteichro Jan 17, 2013

    not in my city they don't. Only future shop has them.

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There ***** cant refill

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

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  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    yes 100% can refil the lexmark x2690 and i am doing video on youtube to prove 100% can refill this printer

  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    this printer can be 100% refiled with ink and it works fantastic printing

  • reginald breydin Aug 03, 2013

    refill the lexmark x2690 printer 100% works

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