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Obviously something is wrong with the cartridge or the chip since it was working before. Try buying a new oem cartridge or even an affordable compatible cartridge online, install it, and I'll bet your problem is resolved.
As to my knowledge; It sounds like You`ve got a NON-compatible cartridge. As the printer tells You :) You`ll have to be sure that any aftermarket cartridges You buy, are stated as compatible; or simply buy originals I`m sorry to say.. Both Lexmark, Dell & others uses so called rfid chips on the cartridges. This is how the printer by short wave radio signals communicates with the cartridge; and thus can it determine ink levels & whether it is a "compatible cartridge" and so on. If a non compatible one is inserted; it will; as You state; not work (it can`t determine that a cartridge is present). A "self refilled" ink cartridge still acts as a empty one; since the rfid chip sends the same id no to the printer; and it`s already been noted as "empty" from before. In that case, swapping rfid chips from a "new" cartridge has been known to work. The rfid chip is either embedded in the "circuit band" in front of the cartridge, or as a single small "pvc chip" underneath the sticker on top. Hope this helped.
Excellent of Lexmark to trap the public with their inflated prices for ink cartridges and the Chips inside each cartridge that do not allow refilling or the use of any other compatible cartridge.
If you updated your firmware, you are done for!! As you said the compatible ink cartridge was working ok and Lexmark knew it, hence you were probably instructed to update to a version that looks for a Lexmark specific key to id the cartridge and force you to buy the original ones.
My printer is only 4 months old and have printed no more than 3k lines in 10 letters and some webpages and already it has stopped printing untill I buy a new black cartridge!! Talk about blackmail!! I thought I bought the printer for printing not as an excuse to enter into a life time agreement to buy ink. So the printer is not going to be used anymore and something else DEFINATELY NOT A Lexmark will replace it very soon.
The other reason why you are done for is that during the installation of the drivers you inadvertantly installed a Spyware program that reports back to Lexmark your serial number, usage and ink cartridge levels everytime you use the printer or the PC connects to the internet. Check it out, the directory is called Lx-CATS-33 and the file is IxeaCATS.exe
The best solution I can suggest is to leave ALL Lexmark kit well alone back at the shop where it belongs, However tempting the "offer" and "competitive prices" leave it alone, until they play fair, with more reasonable ink prices and the option to refill if that is your choice. There are many marketting models they could employ to recover the supposed subsidy on the printer. Also all inkjet manufacturers should be forced to remove the unecessary waste of ink everytime one switches the pinter on and off.
Hope this helps you to understand why you already wasted your money buying Lexmark, dont waste anymore of your time and effort trying to find a fix.
Lexmark 36 and 37 cartridges cannot be refilled. When your ink levels drop below a certain point your printer deactivates the electronics on your cartridge so you cannot refill them. I own a Cartridge World ink refilling shop and I sell Lexmark originals for the 36 and 37 because of this reason. Unfortunately you purchased a machine that you have to buy expensive original ink for. You need to buy Lexmark original 36 and 37 to get your printer to work. As a refiller I never recommend someone buy a Lexmark printer if they ever want to use refills.
if you go to ebay there aare usually cartridges cheap enough
in Uk there is wilkinson that sell cheap cartridges and filling ink sets
Aso to be found in tesco
the computer shops have also chep alternatives ( non original cartridges )
Hello! 23 and 24 cannot work after a refill. They are, as Lexmark calls them, "return program cartridges", not meant to be refilled, only used once. You need to buy 23a and 24a or 34 and 35 cartridges. You can refill those and they work fine!
There are a lot of that, BUT...belive me, ive tested a lot of them on my IP5000, none of the are as good as canons. Well, the black is the one thats is realy bad, the other colors is OK. But if you want to buy cheap from the net here is good site to order from: http://www.discsonline.co.uk/products.asp?cat=72