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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.
I use Lexmark X2550 . I have refilled Cartridge 29A one time and it worked fine then my black cartridge 28 ran out, I replaced with 28A and the printer don't recognize both Cartridges.

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  • naraick Sep 02, 2008

    fails to recognise in level when cartridge refilled

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    Same problem. I've refilled both cartridges and the printer software does not let me print anything, telling me that the cartridges are empty. I already tried to turn off any lexmark software, but the problem only changes itself. I'd like to know if is there a way to reset the cartidges (28A and 29A) or reset the very printer.

  • rckiernan Nov 30, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • zawan Dec 31, 2008

    I had the same problem. Printer wont let me print from refilled cartridges. For the time being I have given up and replaced the cartridges but would appreciate if there is any way to refilll the cartridges.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    Yeah...my roommates filled 2 print cartridges at Walgreens for $10 each but the printer doesn't recognize them as being filled.  It keeps telling us to order new print cartridges.  Pain in the ****, because we've wasted more on print cartridges we can't use than we spent on the printer.

  • gal_910 Feb 13, 2009

    I have tha same promlem :(

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    On the Lexmark X5070, I have the same problem. Refilled the 28A and machine showed cartridge empty. Replace it with a new #34 and it worked fine till it ran out of ink. Refilled the #34 and the machine showed cartridge empty. Can anyone tell us how to reset it so the printer will accept these cartridges after being refilled.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    I have the same problem, I do not have an answer. But, maybe if we all avoid scum bag companies like Lexmark they might just change their ways.
    I suspect that what they are doing might be against the law, similar to Microsoft.
    Bastards!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    really pain the **s, when i biught this printer i thought it will be like other brand that able to at least allow print eventhough the ink level is not reset. anybody got soulution do post ere to help us all ... tq

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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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HAVE BOUGHT A TESCO REFILL KIT FOR LEXMARK PRINTER ...HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT IF THE LEXMARK PACKAGE READS "RETURN PROGRAM CARTRIDGE" A CHEAPER VERSION OF THEIR PRODUCT ,,THEN IT CANNOT BE REFILLED ,,,,ANY CLEVER PEOPLE ABOUT TO PROVE THEM WRONG.......PETER B

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

Same problem too!!

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  • shenoy190 May 30, 2011

    i also have this same problem. this has led me to buying 3 new printers now.... not a hapy bunny. but try the scanner button when the computer is turned off, it works a bit and only works in colour when used with computer.

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I had the same problem so i called lexmark and asked them. I was told that Lexmark printers do not work on refilled cartridges because each copper contact is different. I know this does not help any of us when it costs more to buy the ink than a new printer with the ink costs. It bites!!

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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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