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The following may work: remove all the ink supplies. Remove the printhead and soak it for about 5 minutes in 0.5" of very hot water. Gently blot the printhead on a soft damp paper towel to remove the excess water, then replace in the printer and then reinstall the ink supplies.

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Make sure you are inserting a genuine Lexmark cartridge. Try to insert a different known working cartridge, maybe your old black cartridge, to determine if your new cartridge is faulty. If inserting your old black cartridge gives you a message saying "very low ink" or something to that effect, then most probably there's something wrong with the new black cartridge. Have it replaced with a new one from the store where you bought it from. You may also contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for assistance.

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If you receive an error message that tells you that you have an unsupported cartridge, then you need to remove the cartridge. After installing the appropriate type of ink cartridge you should no longer receive the error message and you can then perform a print test.
Instruction on how avoid unsupprted cartridge message.
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  2. Press down on the lever above the cartridge and then raise the cartridge lid. Remove the cartridge and make sure the cartridge supports no more than four colors (cyan, yellow, magenta and black) and a speed of 22 parts per notation.
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I have to ask this question of you, just to make sure this is not an issue. Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
Please consider the following:
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using factory new cartridges, then please call the manufacturers Technical Support for assistance with the warranty on the cartridges
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Ink cartriges have chips in them, if the printer does so many prints without getting the "I've had a new Original Cart fitted" it will stop untill,you give it one, regardless if there ink or not

Im afraid it doesn't care that you only need to use the colour cartridge, it is designed to cost you money and make money for lexmark not refillers.

Welcome to our modern world, manufactures make the ink hard to recycle by incorperation of expensive chips that makes refillers, unable to make a easy dollar, because if that want to make cartridges that work they must also fit the expensive chip.

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I have an X5495 Lexmark and have recently been getting this **** "unsupported cartridge" rubbish. OS is XP SP2.

My history with this printer has been:
-when new, the printer worked fine until I needed to replace the original ink tanks. I refilled them, but could not get the printer functional again....nil print at all. After much frustration, I was informed by a little birdie that the cartridges that originally come with the printer will not work if refilled. Great. They are one use only.
-replaced with genuine high yield tanks. Then worked fine. Refilled once, possibly twice with suitable non genuine ink. Still working fine.
-once black ink tank ran low this time, refilled it and symptoms of no print from Word docs, not all parts of a web page would print. Surprisingly, photos off hard disc print ok.(??????)
-replaced black with genuine tank and colour with remanufactured tank. Error message of "unsupported tank". Now no print at all.
-left new genuine black cartridge in and refitted genuine colour cartridge that I have previously refilled.
-all print now ok.....finally.

Maybe they have a copy limit or the integrated print head in the black has crapped itself????????

During this process, I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver several times.
I have found that it has to be COMPLETELY uninstalled. Using the Lexmark uninstall function does not remove all parts of the software (Lexmark toolbar for one). If the software is not completely uninstalled, you will get a spurious unrelated and rubbish pop up that installation cannot continue because of "insufficient processor speed" with a spurious set of numbers after it. This message bears no relation to the solution.

I have found that you need to search and delete ALL Lexmark files that you can find after the uninstall. I have also deleted entries from registry.....1 entry only from memory (be CAREFUL with registry). Then reboot system.

The driver should then reinstall correctly and fully.

Why do they make it so damn hard? Don't think I'll buy a Lexmark next time.......

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