Printer will not work after installing a new cartridge (name brand)
The black ink was low and I bought a new cartirdge and installed it. Now nothing will print. the printer is not "reading" the command to print. What is going on? It worked great before I installed the new cartridge.
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This model printer may only let you use genuine printer cartridges. If you try to refill these ink cartridges it
will not work because the cartridges have an embedded chip in the
cartridge that detects the empty cartridge even though it has been refilled.
This means you need to purchase and install genuine printer
Hmmm, make sure it is properly fitting in there.... Take it out and put it back in.... Usually the printer performs some kind of "preparing the ink" operation... SO allow it to does this...... Make sure you are using genuine ink, sometimes printers won't accept non-genuine inks.... Hope this helps :)
Look at the indicator light on your Lexmark
printer. You'll need to replace ink cartridges when the light flashes or
turns red instead of the standard green.
Purchase Lexmark ink cartridges. You can buy the brand name
or purchase a generic version that is compatible with your printer. You
can shop for low cost ink cartridges from ABC Ink.
Remove the old cartridges from your printer. Grip the sides
of the Lexmark ink cartridges and pull it out. Dispose of the ink
cartridges in a recycle program like the one at Staples or save the
cartridges for refill.
Install the new ink cartridges after removing the protective
tabs. Avoid touching the IC chip when installing the new Lexmark ink
cartridges. Replace the cover of the printer.
Allow the Lexmark printer to run a nozzle test. Print several
pages with the new ink cartridges to make sure you installed the ink
cartridges correctly. The indicator light should return to a solid green
Some will allow printing with just black & others will not. You may need to put a color cartridge in to print. Check your owners manual or canon website to make sure but if you do need a color cartridge you can buy a generic brand that works with your printer to save some $$. Hope this helps.
What is the brand name and model of your printer? Make sure that your ink cartridges are precisely the correct cartridges for the brand and model that you are using. From what I have experienced ... if you try to use a used ink cartridge you will recieve an error.