Question about Dell A940 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Does anyone know if you can use them with a dell. I have tried many and it has just been a nightmare. Honestly before i switched from dell ink to the remanufactured ink i never had a problem but i go through ALOT of ink so paying full cost is not really an option for me. Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I refuse to pay Dell prices for ink and have used branded Lexmark cartridges for aroud 5 years in my A940 with absolutely no problems (with a very simple modification - see below!).
The Dell A940 can use Lexmark type 82(black) and type 83(colour) which are marketed for the Lexmark X5100, X6100, Z55 and Z65 series of printers.
NOTE: the cartridges have a slightly different shape 'key' on the top. The cartridge retaining clips in the printer each have a plastic pin near the back on the left side, which locates on a Dell cart but not a Lexmark one. Simply lift the retaining clip right up, and cut the pin short with wire cutters. They have no other function, and you will then be able to use either brand of cartridge in your printer completely hassle free.
I hope this helps!
Chris Colborne (Technician), Diamond Light Source, UK.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
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