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Unsupported cartridge error

I have detached the cartridge to clean and when i attached it the error unsupported cartridge error promt up...what should i do?

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Re: unsupported cartridge error

Unload and reload the Lexmark software........AND clean the printer contacts,
not neccessarily the cartridge contacts.........
that outta do it.

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Re: unsupported cartridge error

Try using rubbing alcohol to clean the contacts on the cartridge. This is copper side that is adjacent to the place where the ink comes out. It is where the printer connects to the electronics on the cartridge. If this doesn't help you should try replacing with a new cartridge.

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Didn't work!

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Unsupported cartridge lexmark what to do

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Sounds like a falty cartridge. Call Dell tech support. The cartridge should have a warranty even if the printer iself does not. They'll replace it.

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The printer keeps saying that the black ink is unsupported, i looked up how to solve the problem, it said clean the printheads, How do I clean the print heads? I'm not able to get them off the printer....

The print heads are actually attached to the bottom of the cartridge itself. The section of the cartridge you really need to focus on is the front of the cartridge with all the little gold colour dots. these dots need to be clean of any ink or grease so the printer can register the cartridge correctly.
I hope this helps Regards GM

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I have an lexmark all in printer and i just recently brought refill ink and when i install them it keep telling me unsupported cartridge please help

Though Lexmark does not recommend using refilled ink cartridges, you may try to refer to this article in the Lexmark website on Unsupported Cartridge Error on a Lexmark X3330/X3350 All-In-One to determine and resolve the problem. If error continues, try to insert a different known working cartridge. Thanks.

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I have a Lexmark Printer z2400. i have a lexmark ink Cartridge that was working. now i get the message "unsupported Cartridge'. I was able to print a test page twice then it went back to...

that can be happened with some problem of cartridge or cartridge holder.
if you can check the printer with your older empty cartridge, and you can see
the different error message with that , it says your printer is OK.
and have some problem with your cartridge.and need to replace it.

if you can see same message with your old and empty cartridge,
you can clean both of cartridge the connecting pads ( in printer cartridge holder and
back side of the cartridge ) using by IPA and check again.
if had corrosion or some ink swallowed problem , can be clean with that.

after that if you got same result, you need to check your cartridge with
another printer or your printer with another good cartridge.

Jan 03, 2011 | Lexmark Printers & Copiers

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Hi, I have a lexmark x7170 and keep getting an error message "unsupported cartridge". Help please!!

If you receive an error message that tells you that you have an unsupported cartridge, then you need to remove the cartridge. After installing the appropriate type of ink cartridge you should no longer receive the error message and you can then perform a print test.
Instruction on how avoid unsupprted cartridge message.
  1. Lift up the scanner unit (with the power on). The printer cartridge carrier will move to the top of the printer into the loading position.
  2. Press down on the lever above the cartridge and then raise the cartridge lid. Remove the cartridge and make sure the cartridge supports no more than four colors (cyan, yellow, magenta and black) and a speed of 22 parts per notation.
  3. Insert the compatible ink cartridge into the carrier and then lower the cartridge lid. Close the scanner unit, then make sure plain white paper is inserted into the paper loader.
  4. Press the "OK" button on the control panel and the unsupported cartridge message should be gone. Press the "Select" button and a test alignment page will print.

Nov 21, 2010 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a lexmark 2580, I keep getting 'unsupported cartridge' message, and one of the lights on the printer is constantly blinking. I have brand new lexmark cartidges installed.

Problem Unsupported Cartridge; Error: "Unsupported cartridge"; Incompatible cartridge error; Incompatible cartridge in the printer; Cartridge not recognized Solution What you will see
When a cartridge is inserted, an Unsupported Cartridge error message is displayed on the printer operator panel.
Affected printers
This issue affects printers sold exclusively in the Dixon Store Group (DSG) in Europe and in Circuit City in the U.S. NOTE: The cartridges for these printers are sold exclusively in these stores or on their websites.
The printers listed in the table below are compatible with a #2 cartridge (in single cartridge printers) or a combination of #2 and #3 cartridges (in two-cartridge printers). They do not support the standard color 28A 35, and Mono 29A 34 ink cartridges. If the standard color 28A 35 or Mono 29A 34 ink cartridges are used in these printers, they will fail to print and the printer will post an Unsupported Cartridge error message.
Lexmark recommends using either a #2 cartridge for single-cartridge printers or a combination of #2 and #3 cartridges in two-cartridge printers.

Cartridge compatibility chart

NOTE: These printers are sold exclusively in the Dixon Store Group (DSG) in Europe and in Circuit City in the U.S. The cartridges for these printers are sold exclusively in these stores or on their websites.
Item Printer #2 Color Cartridge #3 Mono Cartridge #31 Photo Cartridge 1 Lexmark Z738 Yes ... ... 2 Lexmark Z1380 Yes Yes Yes 3 Lexmark Z1480 Yes Yes ... 4 Lexmark X2480 Yes ... ... 5 Lexmark X2580 Yes Yes Yes 6 Lexmark X3480 Yes ... ... 7 Lexmark X3580 Yes Yes Yes 8 Lexmark X4580 Yes Yes Yes

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I just refilled my printer cartridge and it keeps telling me unsupported cartridge. I have not had this happen in the past, help please

Hi Glenda

Trying cleaning the contacts on the cartridge and clean the contacts on the printer use a dry tint paper towel to clean the contacts. Then try to reinstall the cartridge using the software. Try to print the self test. If failed try another cartridge if you dont get any error then the cartridge might be defective


Sep 08, 2010 | Lexmark X2470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Unsupported cartridge error

Sounds like a falty cartridge. Call Dell tech support. The cartridge should have a warranty even if the printer iself does not. They'll replace it.

Feb 26, 2009 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Unsupported cartridge error

I have an X5495 Lexmark and have recently been getting this **** "unsupported cartridge" rubbish. OS is XP SP2.

My history with this printer has been:
-when new, the printer worked fine until I needed to replace the original ink tanks. I refilled them, but could not get the printer functional again....nil print at all. After much frustration, I was informed by a little birdie that the cartridges that originally come with the printer will not work if refilled. Great. They are one use only.
-replaced with genuine high yield tanks. Then worked fine. Refilled once, possibly twice with suitable non genuine ink. Still working fine.
-once black ink tank ran low this time, refilled it and symptoms of no print from Word docs, not all parts of a web page would print. Surprisingly, photos off hard disc print ok.(??????)
-replaced black with genuine tank and colour with remanufactured tank. Error message of "unsupported tank". Now no print at all.
-left new genuine black cartridge in and refitted genuine colour cartridge that I have previously refilled.
-all print now ok.....finally.

Maybe they have a copy limit or the integrated print head in the black has crapped itself????????

During this process, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver several times.
I have found that it has to be COMPLETELY uninstalled. Using the Lexmark uninstall function does not remove all parts of the software (Lexmark toolbar for one). If the software is not completely uninstalled, you will get a spurious unrelated and rubbish pop up that installation cannot continue because of "insufficient processor speed" with a spurious set of numbers after it. This message bears no relation to the solution.

I have found that you need to search and delete ALL Lexmark files that you can find after the uninstall. I have also deleted entries from registry.....1 entry only from memory (be CAREFUL with registry). Then reboot system.

The driver should then reinstall correctly and fully.

Why do they make it so damn hard? Don't think I'll buy a Lexmark next time.......

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