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Refilled black cartridge 36 on my 5650 won't work

Have refilled black cartridge 36 on my 5650 all in one lexmark printer. It said empty and wouldn't print now it says incorrect right cartridge. Have tried covering the hole on top where I put in ink and have cleaned the copper plate without success. Any ideas?

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The cartridge is electronically dead. This is a common occurrence from improper refilling. To be correctly refilled it must be done under a vacuum to prevent air from entering the print head, which has likely happened. As ink flows through the print head it acts as coolant in an engine, when air is introduced the print head cannot cool, over heats, and ruins the cartridge. These cartridges are difficult enough for us professionals to refill successfully, my recommendation is to leave it to us, or buy original. A refilled integrated print head cartridge will always continue to read as empty because there is no way to reset the cartridge, the manufactures do this on purpose. Lexmark cartridges in general are designed to only last one cycle anyways, multiple refills is attained only with proper technique.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

  • sabdany Nov 11, 2010

    can you specify what is the "proper technique" ? i would like to try it

  • Pat Anderson
    Pat Anderson Nov 11, 2010

    Lets just say it involves tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Ask your local Cartridge World, they may we willing to show you their shop.

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