Question about Lexmark X5070 ALL-IN-ONE InkJet Printer
Sandra- some ink jet printer manufacturers are proprietary and use ink cartridges manufactured with "timers" built into them- making it almost impossible for the end-user to re-use them.
You mentioned that you refilled the cartridges; and without knowing what you actually mean by that, I will have to ask you; did you refill the cartridges yourself, or did you send them out to a third-party vendor?
Or perhaps, you are using a generic brand?
All of which can be problematic, if your particular model printer (not all) uses ink expiration technology on their ink cartridges or proprietary technology.
What does this mean? Ink expiration is a built-in date in which certain ink cartridges will stop working; even when there is still ink in them. Manufacturers like HP, claim that it uses such technology to protect the printing systems print-head and ink supply (which are two separate and distinct physical properties on certain printers).
Which now begs the question, does your printer have print-heads that are separate from the ink cartridges?
BTW, ink cartridge nozzles can dry out and block the flow of ink from its reservoir. You can try to manually clean the printer cartridges by using a q-tip swab dipped in rubbing alcohol until it is completely clean.
On a final note, another possibility in the troubleshooting process, reset the ink cartridges chip to full.
1) You can buy a universal ink cartridge resetting tool online or at a local computer or electronic store.
2.) When you do, remove the ink cartridges out of their holding carriages.
3.) Line up the device pins on the resetting tool and the chip on the cartridge. Press the pins and the chip together until they connect.
4.) Keep the pins and the chip connected until the device's LED light turns green (usually takes 10 seconds)- the chip on the ink cartridge will have reset.
5.) Reinsert the ink cartridge into the printer's ink carraige and print a test page. The printer should recognize the ink cartridge.
If all else fails and as a last resort, you will have to buy a brand new proprietary ink cartridge
Please keep me posted.
Posted on Nov 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
please note that I am not an expert, in this field just an attorney and that is why I am putting my full disclaimer right here at the top---That i am not an expert but only speaking from experience.
Earlier this morning, I just pulled the cartridges to check the Lexmark print (X6570) cartridge numbers (41&42). When I typed these numbers in on inksell.com to retrieve the price and other information for these cartridges, they did not have any refill kits or anything of that nature for these specific cartridges.
To answer your question about why the printer is not detecting that your cartridge is full is probably because the cartridge has a chip in it that essentially disables it once the original manufacturer ink is empty. tHEY [Lexmark & Dell] do not want outside competition In other words, the printer manufacturers make the bulk of the money on selling new cartridges (for a fortune) . To make matters worse, they always seem to be half empty even though they are ‘brand-new’ ink cartridges The bottom line is that the faster you can go through a printer cartridge, they can sell many more of the cartridges that they are charging us a fortune for.
Needless to say, I am just going to go and get me another HP printer. My advice would be to check to see if ink-refill kits (see sites like inksell.com) are available for any future printers that u purchase.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
SOURCE: x5470 Lexmark printer
i refilled my lexmark 24 color cartrgide but now the printer does not want to read the cartridge, any help on resetting the thing before i chuck it trew the window
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
There are a couple ways to trick it into accepting the cartridge. You can put a different one in, take it out and then put the filled one in. Or you can find a refill kit with instructions on what contacts to cover with tape and you have to do it 2 or 3 times to get the printer to reset. Sometimes you can shut off the computer and printer for 20 min and start it up again. Or you can get the sledge hammer and smash the stupid printer before it sucks up your life savings and vow never to buy from a company that profits from causing problems that they tell you can only be solved by using more of their overpriced solutions.
Posted on May 05, 2009
If you let the cartridge run totally dry then they need to be reset or replaced, I have tried purchasing reset software myself and found then to be a waist of money as they do not reset the cartridge at all. Do yourself a favor and replace the cartridge and remember to top up the cartridges before they get half empty.
Posted on May 08, 2009
I own a Cartridge World ink refilling store and I can't refill the Lexmark 36 and 37 cartridges. Your printer deactivates the electronics on this cartridge when the ink levels get low. Your printer needs a black and a color cartridge with functioning electronics to print. I NEVER recommend Lexmark printers. They are poorly made, don't accept refills easily, and have the most expensive ink across manufacturers and it is designed to clog your cartridge unless you use it quickly. If you keep this machine you are stuck buying Lexmark brand ink (the return program cartridges are a little cheaper though).
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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