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Refilling lexmark cartridges x2500

Hello,
My 2500 series lexmark that i bought a couple months ago just ran out of black ink. I refilled it with a nukote kit from walmart, but it wont recognize that it has been refilled. Is there any way to reset the black ink level. Keeps telling me that the black ink is empty and wont let me print anything. It wants me to go to lexmark.com and buy a new cartridge. Fat chance! I will trash this thing if i cant use the cheap refill kits. I am wondering if lexmark codes each of their ink cartridges or something so you cannot refill them.

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  • Misneachail Jun 07, 2008

    I'm having the same problem.



    The instructions in the Nukote kit state that you need to calibrate (printer ink level resetting process) the cartridge after filling.

    You have to go through a time consuming and frustrating process of taping certain contacts on the cartridge, replacing them back in the printer, turning off your computer, turning off your printer. The instructions are not the same for the color as for the black.



    My problem is, the diagram show a different grid layout than what cartidge actually is, so you have no idea if you are taping over the right contacts.

    I've gone through the instructions and it still tells me I need to go out and buy a NEW cartridge. Feel free to insert angry face here...



    Anyone know how to tell which contact is the right ones?

  • ih8printers Jun 10, 2008

    I found this page, doesn't look good...

    http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/...


  • jmbfour Aug 10, 2008

    I replaced both the color and black and white and now they both show low ink levels

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    Ditto: I also noticed that my printer will not function without being connected to the internet. It must report to Lexmark each time a page prints and shut off the crtrdg after "x" number of pages!! Someone blogged to put tape over the 4 upper left contacts and re-install for 2 or 3 seconds & then remove the tape to fool "Lexie" into thinking you've installed a new one,......but that didn't work either!! I sent Lex a nasty e-mail & at least then I felt better :)
    P.S. I'll trash this p.o.s. before buying one from Lexmark.
    signed: "PISSED IN MINNESOTA"


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Hey....I solved the lexmark out of ink problem!!!HA!!! what you have to do if you want to refill these is "pop" off the top of the cartridge. It is not easy as it is glued down...using a small screwdriver preferably a small flat jewelers screw driver you can peel back the plastic that seperates the "lid" of the ink cartridge. you have to use a little force but you can get it off. Once you do this the cartridge will always read full!!!!!! just tape it or super glue it back on. You never have to take it off again! although I recomend cleaning the ink sponges inside every 3 refills. but this works great.....ha ha lexmark.....I got ya!!!!

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I have the best solution for everyone (including me):
NEVER BUY LEXMARK AGAIN!!!

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

  • vuxbd Dec 04, 2008

    I thing I've found solution!!!
    It's not that cheep, but it could solve the problem:

    If you buy the 34(black) & 35(color) cartridges (that are not that cheep) you could be able to refill them in the future.
    The reason is those cartridges dont have the chip, and the printer ain't gona tell a diference. The problem with other cartridges is that printer rimembers there ID-s, so it wouldn't alow you to put them back in, and aksept the level of ink in it.
    34 & 35 are the old cartridges, and there for they are "stupid" - the kind that I prefere!!! :-)
    Good thing is that those (for the same reason) have a greather capasity, thou you could print much more with them!!!

    I haven't try this, but the profesional told me, so it should work!!!

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It works out cheaper to buy a Lower end C 42UX / 44 / or 46 EPSON Printer you have NO problems refilling or using compatibles. if you need to reset fill levels on a EPSON no problem you can buy a JR Universal ZAP-IT to reset the cartridges when you refill them no problem try it

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I also have that same problem, I refilled my cartridge and did everything like I was supposed to, still no printing, so today I went out and bought a colour cartridge for R400-00 can you believe it? Waste of time and a waste of money. I feel like I just want to break this printer into pieces. lol

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Just like Crutch49, I had the cart. refilled (Lex. 28 Black) and now it's necessary just to close the pup-up and click "print".

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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Each cart. has internal serial # that printer reads so as not to allow you to put same cart. back in. One solution is to have 2 extra carts handy (for each color;can be old carts.) to put in the printer as if your going to use them. Go thru the WHOLE process with the first and then the second. This will clear the serial # of the original cart(the refilled one) out of the printers memory. Now try and change carts again, this time with the refilled cart. Hopefully this will work for you.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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I have same problem but if you will close the low or out of ink popup and then click print it will start printing. When you run out of ink refill and keep doing the same thing. Much easier that trying tocalibrate cartridge.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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There are a couple ways to trick it into accepting the cartridge. You can put a different one in, take it out and then put the filled one in. Or you can find a refill kit with instructions on what contacts to cover with tape and you have to do it 2 or 3 times to get the printer to reset. Sometimes you can shut off the computer and printer for 20 min and start it up again. Or you can get the sledge hammer and smash the stupid printer before it sucks up your life savings and vow never to buy from a company that profits from causing problems that they tell you can only be solved by using more of their overpriced solutions.

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  • Here is an instruction set I found at http://www.ehow.com/how_4488808_replace-ink-cartridges-lexmark-x2500.html
  • Step 1 Press the "Power" button to turn on your Lexmark X2500 3-in-1 printer.
  • Step 2 Open the top portion of the printer to reveal the ink cartridges.
  • Step 3 Lift the gray plastic cover on the left. Remove the empty black #28 ink cartridge. Next, lift the purple plastic cover on the right and remove the empty color #29 ink cartridge.
  • Step 4 Remove the new black #28 ink refill cartridge from its packaging. Tear the protective strip of paper from the cartridge's sensor. Now, remove the new color #29 ink refill cartridge from its packaging and tear the protective strip of paper from the cartridge's sensor.
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  • Step 6 Slide the black #28 cartridge into the slot on the left side and push it down. Slide the color #29 cartridge into the slot on the right side and push down.
  • Step 7 Push the gray plastic cover down over the #28 cartridge until it clicks closed. Push the purple plastic cover down over the #29 cartridge until it clicks closed.
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