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I refilled X5495 cart. w/ my own ink but printer will not accept it now. Can't afford their cart. prices, or new printer! help.

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  • borderlin94 Feb 02, 2010

    Hi, Ginko,
    I tried cleaning & clearing ports-ports wouldn't even print except in black. My old printer (which died many yrs ago) never had problems w/ refilled cart..
    THIINK I did it right but who knows w/ lexmark. Isn't there a way of lying to the printer & making it think it's a new cart. heh-heh?
    Thanx, Thalia

  • borderlin94 Feb 02, 2010

    Hey there Ginko,
    Thank for your promp answer, I'll get back to problem after I do my CHORES.
    Let you know how it goes.
    Don't worry about negative feedback you're the tops, printer is the craps......
    Sincerely, Thalia

  • borderlin94 Feb 02, 2010

    Printer still doesn't work but it's not the expert's fault.
    Thanks anyway, Thalia

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Hi.

Lexmark cartridges are not chip protected (chip is there, but does not hold ink counter).

If the cartridge does not work, then it is for one of the following reasons:

  • A communication error with the cartridge
  • A dirty electrical contact (on the cartridge or the ink carriage)
  • A defective cartridge.

Often, refilling operation may damage the cartridge.

You can clean the printer sensor using cotton and cleaning solution or alcohol.

If that does not work, the most common is a damaged cartridge that is not seen by the printer.


Note: If that is not fixing the problem, and you want to ask for refund, please do not leave negative rating.

The rating to expert does not facilitate or affect the practice course, and it is only personally bad for the expert helping you.
I am tired of getting bad feedback after giving professional help, just because the asker is thinking that this will make a refund easier.

Thanks for your understanding.
Goodbye

G.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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    Ginko Feb 02, 2010

    Hi Thalia.




    The point is that the printer does not know if the cartridge is old or new, because Lexmark cartridge chip does not use counter (like epson for example).




    The printer , simply does not recognise the ink because the chip is probably damaged.






    The part to clean is not the ports, but the metal plate located inside the ink carriage, the one that makes contact with cartridge.




    If that does not work, then the cartridge chip is not working, and for that reason the printer does not detect the cartridge.




    Note:If you do not get any error message, but print is blank, then the color print heads and nozzles are probably faulty.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Feb 02, 2010

    Hi.


    Not really worrying .




    As I said...if that does not work, the feedback does not influence your rights.




    I stated that because the cartridge is likely faulty, and you told me you do not want to invert money on this printer or cartridges.




    That is perfectly understandable.




    Good luck.




    G.

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