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Just bought a Lexmark 901 the cartridges it comes with aare not as pictured. each cartridge has a redthing on the bottom. Am I suppose to leave it on? I got the red and the blue installed but the yellowdoesn't seem to fit.

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If your ink cartridge comes with a twist cap, then twist and remove the cap.
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Here's a demonstration on how to replace the ink cartridges of your Lexmark printer.

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Take the "red thing" off by pushing it with your finger.
The printer gives you directions on how to install the cartridges.
The cartridges come with instructions.

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Excellent of Lexmark to trap the public with their inflated prices for ink cartridges and the Chips inside each cartridge that do not allow refilling or the use of any other compatible cartridge.

If you updated your firmware, you are done for!! As you said the compatible ink cartridge was working ok and Lexmark knew it, hence you were probably instructed to update to a version that looks for a Lexmark specific key to id the cartridge and force you to buy the original ones.

My printer is only 4 months old and have printed no more than 3k lines in 10 letters and some webpages and already it has stopped printing untill I buy a new black cartridge!! Talk about blackmail!! I thought I bought the printer for printing not as an excuse to enter into a life time agreement to buy ink. So the printer is not going to be used anymore and something else DEFINATELY NOT A Lexmark will replace it very soon.

The other reason why you are done for is that during the installation of the drivers you inadvertantly installed a Spyware program that reports back to Lexmark your serial number, usage and ink cartridge levels everytime you use the printer or the PC connects to the internet. Check it out, the directory is called Lx-CATS-33 and the file is IxeaCATS.exe

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