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Need to reset ink levels on printer (lexmark 2600)

Installed a refillable ink cartage (black) in my lexmark X2600. now my ink level is still empty and my printer says to replace cartage.

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It is the chips on the inks that make it shore empty nothing you can do about it.

But I have found this bit of read up on the internet forum Gave it a go may work if it works come back let us know so I can pass it on to others Thanks.

1 Take a small pice of clear tape. Try covering one of the outside vertical row of contacts at thr front of the cartridge. Re-insert it and it shoudl "fool" the printer into thinking it is a new cartridge. It works for my Lexmark 2600 series all in one.

2 Use clear tape over left hand row of sensors on front of cartridge and re-insert. ink now shows with question mark but reads as full and prints fine.

3 I had fully covered the contacts because it was the full length of my Scotch tape. It did not work. I went back and re-read thread, wiped the contacts the computer was telling me, took off the strip and put on just a sliver covering the left vertical side of the contact only. It worked! Yippee! Thanks a million!
Go to this website to see all

You can go to this link to see all the read up about it.

I not have this printer myself so I not can say if it works or not.
All The Best Hope it works for you

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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Thanks, worked well here, this was my procedure. cover the first point, the upper right, put the cartridge, then cover the line right, put the cartridge, then repeat with the left line procedure, this time let more covered, ready! use and recharge. lexmark printer 2600 series X2695.

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For me doesent work :(. When i print the agliment page she don't want to print the black color, she print only blue. Do you have other solution ?

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I assume if you read your instructions you should be able to press a button on your printer for 5 seconds & it should override the software.

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