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My Lexmark 2500 will not recognize new ink cartridges sometimes, this time I replaced both cartridges at the same time, but it says the color ink is 'not compatible' with the printer, even though it is the same exact ink I buy for it all the time (combo pak 28/29). It has happened before, and I just exchanged inks at the store, but I need a way to fix this without having to go back to the store all the time.

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I HAVE JUST REFILLED MY LEXMARK X2550 PRINTER COLOR CARTRIDGE NUMBER 35, BUT A MASSEGE ON MY PC SAYS: "Invalid Cartridge". How do l get it to be recognised so that l can use it?


35 is color ink cartridge .. high yield,

A new color print cartridge needs to be installed.

If available, click the Continue button on your computer screen to print using the

black (or photo) print cartridge. (The Continue button is available only at the

beginning of a print job.)

Note: A variable amount of ink remains in the color print cartridge.

Follow these steps to replace the color print cartridge in your printer:

1 Cancel the print job if not already canceled.

2 Replace the color print cartridge with a new cartridge. For more information,

see "Removing a used print cartridge" on page 35 and "Installing print

cartridges" on page 35.

3 Print again.

To order supplies, click Order Ink on your computer screen. You can also see

"Ordering paper and other supplies" on page 40 in this guide.

Troubleshooting 54

manual =

Installing print cartridges

1 If you are installing new print cartridges, remove the sticker and tape from the back and bottom of the cartridges.

1 2

Warning-Potential Damage: Do not touch the gold contact area on the back or the metal nozzles on the

bottom of the cartridges.

Maintaining the printer

list of ink cartridge part numbers,6970,204812589_653399443_1037657543_en,00.html?tabId=7

Dec 23, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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I have replaced the color cartridge and now the printer does not recognize color. Can you please help me on this?


Turn on the printer and check the LCD screen for messages. If your printer isn't recognizing what you know to be a new cartridge, the "Low Ink" warning will still be on the screen. Press the green "OK" button for now--if you want the message to reset later, just open and close the lid.

Try printing a test page. Sometimes the ink cartridge simply has a faulty chip and the printer cannot recognize the ink levels.

Open the lid via the handle under the copying tray and remove the ink cartridge in question. Check the bottom for the plastic tab. This tab must be removed or the printer cannot recognize the cartridge. Sometimes when the tab is pulled off, a small strip remains, and this can interfere with printing. Hold it in good lighting and use your fingernails or a knife to gently pry off any remaining bits of the plastic tab. Replace the cartridge, close the lid, and print a test page.

Call the store or website customer service where you bought the ink if the above steps do not work Tell them what you tried, the exact error message your printer is giving you, and when you bought the ink. If it's within 30 days of purchase, they probably have a return or exchange program.

Oct 04, 2010 | Lexmark Printers & Copiers

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Do I NEED 2 ink cartridges on the Lexmark 2500. Never use the color ink. Installed new black cartridge, did the alignment and now printer won't let me print. Help

Yes you do need 2.
All ink cartridge bays has to be filled with a working cartridge, for the print driver to allow you to print. That is why I prefer single ink type printers, so it is not so expensive to maintain the inks you don't use.

Mar 10, 2010 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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All in One Lexmark cannot recognize Color Cartridge

Try cleaning the contacts on both the ink cartridge and the carriage with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. It that doesn't work, replace the ink cartridge.

Mar 30, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark 2500 printer won't print after replacing black cartridge

Unfortunately the printer wont print unless there is ink in both cartridges

Jan 01, 2009 | Lexmark All-in-One Printer with PictBridge

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Color printing with green tint

Most probably your ink color RED and BLUE has run out. Refill/replace the color ink may help to solve your problem.

YBC (/\)

Nov 06, 2008 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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Refilling lexmark cartridges x2500

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.

Aug 10, 2008 | Lexmark X2550 All-In-One Printer

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Just replaced my black and color cartridges with new lexmark...

Hi tfonts,

This is normal behavior for proprietary print devices if you have not provided them with a new print cartridge and have instead filled them yourself.


May 08, 2008 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x2500

Try cleaning the copper plates and install back again if the same message pops up try single cartridge if the error exits with 2 cartridges ,replace the cartridge as lexmark cart has 1 year warranty..

Mar 25, 2008 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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