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Can i only put one ink cartridge in my lexmark x2480

So i bought two ink cartridges today for my printer one colour one and one black one but i can only find space in the printer for one cartridge? meaning i can only print in colour (NO BLACK) or JUST black?! is there an extra hidden cartridge slot anywhere or can i only use one?

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If there is one slot that means you would be able to use only the color cartridge, But you will be able to print in any color you need.

Posted on May 13, 2013

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SOURCE: help - Black not printing

Try cleaning the contact points of the cartridge itself and the unit that holds the cartridge with alchol. If still not printing try nossle cleaning from your printer properties.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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yes you have to have both of them then everything should be fine.if you have the color cartridge that is empty put it in for now and see if it will work it will let u know that it is empty but at least you will be able to print in black

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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just take out the colour cartridge from the printer, then you will be able to print.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: refilling cartridges

For that printer: there are 4 color and 4 black cartridges BESIDES the #31 photo cartridge. Lexmark has made it so you MUST either, throw away or send to them, the 36 and 37, the 36XL and 37XL. The printer will never again recognize them after they are removed from the printer...
However, the 36XLA and 37XLA AND the 36A and 37A as well as the 31 Photo may be removed from the printer, refilled, and reinstalled.

I have seen some forums that say you can but a piece of BLACK tape, across the bottom row of contacts on the non-refillable cartridges....I believe there are 4 to 7 contacts across the bottom row only.....and the printer will still give you a message that it needs ink.....but it WILL print. I have not tested this theory yet though. I have just gotten the first message saying my black ink is very low.

Hope this helps and I think Lexmark Corporation Sucks for tricking people like this. (This printer comes with the NON refillable cartridges as default, but I did NOT see in the documentation that it couldn't be refilled. Nasty people........:(

Good Luck~~! mstipps@yahoo.com

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Is it possible to refill ink cartridge on Lexmark x6690 printer?

Take out all cartridges, switch printer off and then on again and let printer see that there are no cartridges. Do this 5 times, it resets the cartridges. Then install refilled cartridges

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