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Lexmark2600 won't print

My printer used to work with my windows vista. it started playing up when i replaced the ink cartridge. i only use the original ink but a message always comes up saying ink is incompatible with printer. i can't even cancel the error sign that shows up on the tiny window of the printer. i've only had this printer for 2 months. can you please help?

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  • mbrzr May 26, 2009

    frcs68, thanks for your advice but i have already done all of that as per Lexmark Service Center but nothing seems to work. any more suggestions?

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Turn off the printer, take out the ink cartridge.
make sure there are nothing in the carrrier and the tape from the ink cartridge is off. if the pinter head is dirty clean it with coffee filter. resert the cartridge and maek sure it snipe in. turn on the the printer.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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    Frank May 26, 2009

    my other suggestion is to get another ink cartridge. the one that is in the printer may have the points damaged.

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4. Click the Ink Cartridge Replacement utility icon and follow the on-screen instructions to replace your ink cartridges as necessary.

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Never turn off the printer while the On light is flashing or you’ll waste ink. If the ink light flashes, press the Stop button and press down all the cartridges securely.



Using the control panel

1. Turn on the printer.

2. Open the scanner and make sure its support locks in place.

3. Press the STOP button. The print head moves to the ink mark to indicate which cartridge is low or expended.

4. Press the STOP button again.

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5. Open the cartridge cover.

6. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight up to remove it. Dispose of it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.

7. Before opening the new cartridge package, shake it four or five times.

8. Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green chip on the cartridge.

9. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.

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Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.

10. Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place.

11. Once you replace all the necessary cartridges, close the cartridge cover and push it down until it clicks into place.

12. Release the scanner support and close the scanner.

13. Press the Stop button to begin charging the ink. This takes about 1 1/2 minutes.
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Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the On light is flashing or you’ll waste ink. If the ink light flashes, press the Stop button and press down all the cartridges securely.

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