I bought a Lexmark z615 printer about a year ago and had got refilled both cartridges about 6-7 months ago.
I had never user the printer after the refilling, Now as I tried printing, I am not getting any ink at all from the color cartridge and a very faint black print.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Lexmark z615 Printer cartridges not printing
First you might want to try and go to Start>Settings>Control Panel> Double click Printer and Faxes right click the printer. Then select the services tab. at the very least clean the cartridges. Keep me posted, Lee
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The Lexmark S405 printer requires all cartridges to have ink in them to continue printing.
The 100/100XL cartridges are not licensed to be
refilled. You can, however, refill the 100A or 100XLA cartridges available on
the Lexmark website at http://www.lexmark.com. You should be
aware that a refilled cartridge will not be able to report its ink level, and
you might not get the print quality you expect from ink that is specially
formulated by Lexmark to pass through microscopic nozzles at extremely high
Try to clean the print cartridge nozzles. On your computer, open the Lexmark Solution Center by going to the Start menu > Programs / All Programs > Lexmark Z600 Series > click the Maintenance tab > under Select Maintenance tool, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks > click Print. The printer will then print a test page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them.
If that doesn't help, remove the black cartridge and try to manually wipe the cartridge nozzles with a slightly moistened soft cloth to clean it from dirt and clogs. After wiping the nozzles, reinsert the cartridge into the printer. Print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
If the problem continues, try to insert a different known working black cartridge to identify if it's a faulty cartridge issue.
If you still need assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center.
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles. If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive. It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.
The problem with your printer is the print head. Usually you have to run the clean nozzle thing 5 or 6 times to clean the print head nozzles and if there's still no improvement after that then print head needs to be changed for the printer to work properly. The bad news is that a print head costs almost as much as a new printer.
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Lights Flashing on the Lexmark Z815/ Z816 Color Jetprinter
This document does not apply directly to your Lexmark Z615
First count the number of times the light on the front of your printer flashes.
Then refer to the table below for information about the error condition and recommended recovery procedures.
Number of FlashesError ConditionError Recovery
Carrier Stall: The movement of the print cartridge carrier has been obstructed.
Remove any objects blocking the carrier path.
Print Incomplete: The print cartridge carrier stopped in the middle of a print job due to obstruction.
Remove any objects blocking the carrier path.
Cartridge Short: The printer has detected a short circuit in a cartridge.
Turn the printer off.
Open the front cover.
Turn the printer back on.
Remove the color cartridge.
Close the cover. If there are no flashing lights, the color cartridge is short-circuited.
Remove the black cartridge and then reinsert the color cartridge.
If there is no error indicated by flashing lights, the black cartridge is short-circuited.
If you continue to receive an error indicated by flashing lights, both cartridges are short-circuited.
Yes, Lexmark has been making their new printers smarter to reject refilled cartridges. Most likely what is happening is your printer is turning off the electronics on the cartridge when it gets empty so you can't reuse that cartridge. I own a Cartridge World printer cartridge refilling store and I've even had customers return original Lexmark cartridges because their printers have rejected them. If you want to be able to refill your cartridges never buy a Lexmark printer. HP printers that use integrated print head cartridges can be refilled nicely.