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Refilling cartridge I refilled the black ink cartridge of my Lexmark X3550 all in one and now it will print lightly only on the "start black" button on the machine. It won't print from my computer so I can control the quality better and see the preview before printing. It says on the screen that I have to order a new Lexmark cartridge. Do I really????

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  • lovetofish May 27, 2008

    My x3550 worked for a couple of refills, then it fed me a message of

    replacemnt of cartridge rquired....It will just not let me print with the refilled one again. What Gives?

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Cucujo, you were not as lucky as lovetofish! Sooner or later the printer will win.
The money for printer manufactures is not in the printer, it's in the ink refills. With this in mind many printer Mfg's have added small chips to their ink cartridges. These chips track the amount of times the printer prints. The software knows you are adding ink to the cartridges. Many people find they can get around this by keeping their old cartridges & refilling. Some HP users keep as many old cartridges as three. Rotating ink cartridges. This seems to work for most printers. Suggest you try the same. Continue to fill you're ink cartridge but replace with a new cartridge. When it empties replace with another new. The next three will be re-filled ink cartridges. Always refill as soon as possible, never turn ink cartridges on their sides. Keep refilled cartridges in an airless zip-lock bag, in a cool & dark place when storing.

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