Question about Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
How can I Reset Memory For Lexmark X4550
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
After refilling a Lexmark cartridge and placing it back in your machine you will sometimes get a 'cartridge not recognized' error message. When you get a 'cartridge error' message you should do the following first:
-Remove the cartridge from the cartridge holder and snap it back in. Try printing. If that doesn't solve the error message...
-Get a q-tip or similar applicator and wet it with alcohol. Remove the cartridge.
-Gently wipe the copper colored circuitry clean (do not wipe the nozzles, where the ink comes out).
-Gently wipe the contacts in the printer where the cartridge snaps in. Put the cartridge back into the printer and try printing.
What we are trying to accomplish with the above is to clean any residue, whether it be visible or not, from the circuitry to ensure a clean 'signal' from the print job to the print head (circuitry). Even the smallest amount of residue can cause error messages.
You can usually reset these error messages by turning the printer off, using the printer's on/off switch, and then unplugging it from it's AC power source for 15-30 minutes. Re-plug the printer, turn it on and print a test page.
Sometimes after refilling, the cartridge will not register as 'full' in the 'ink level monitor'. This is because the printer 'remembers' the refilled cartridge as being 'empty'. The printer stores the cartridge information of the last 2-3 cartridges used. Try the above to 'reset' the printer's memory.
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
I have a Lexmark X7170 with the same type problem. Refilled without a prob for many times. The last time I couldn't use it after refill and bought a new cartridge which is already out of ink. I refilled it and after installing it I get a message that the cartridge is missing and the alignment won't work
Icalled my ink supplier to see if they knew of an anti refill device put in by Lexmark and they said that they had not heard this.. While talking I remembered that the previously I got a message while printing that the cartridge was missing but if I clicked OK the printer printed without a problem! So maybe yoy just need to skip the alignment, ignore the messages and try to print anyway. The last one I refilled is now working .
Another possibility is that after some number of refills the cartridges just quit and you need to occasionally purchase a new one - this I heard previously from my supplier
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
Is it the right size or right one
make sure you put it in right
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
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