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I am receiving a cartridge error 50C and my user guide is not immediately handy. What must I do to fix this?

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  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    I refilled both the color and black cartridges. Alingment page was fine. Went to troubleshooting and printed the clean nozzels page fine. Tried to clean again and have been getting 50C error message ever since. Have removed and clean cartridges multiple times. Have cleaned inside cartridge carriers. Still get 50C error message. Any suggestions?



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I had the same problem and used Solution #3 (above) from a "Guest". Since I was only immediately concerned with printing in black, I took out the color cartridge and the printer is now working fine!

Posted on Dec 23, 2008



Remove the colour cartridge if you want to print only black

Posted on Jun 24, 2008


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All youll need to do is when you insert your new or used cartridges youll need to go through a *auto alignment* this is what i did....
i turned off the printer
opened up the printer
turned i back on
took out both cartridged
cleaned them off and the inside of the printer as well
closed printer then looked at the prompt on the top of the printer
said to hit select
printed out a auto align page then everything worked.....

hope this helps guys
worked for me

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Ahahh!! Remove black cartridge and print with colour cartridge :) worked for me

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C50 is cartridge error. But it can also be the cartridge cradle (holder) electronics. Try new cartridges first.

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X6150 printer worked fine until I was running out of ink. So replaced both 82 and 83 cartridges (new). Then got online help with 50C error message; moistened gold area on both surfaces of cartridges and...

Try to do the Clean Cartridge function using the control panel on your printer. 1. Press Copy. 2. Press Options until Maintenance appears on the display. 3. Press the right arrow until Clean Cartridges appears on the display. 4. Press Select. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles. 5. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved.
If problem continues and it's beyond return period, please contact Lexmark technical support for additional assistance.
Source: Lexmark X6100 Series User's Guide

Installed refilled ink catriges,both black and color used for a few days all was well then, it reads Catridge Error -Error: 50C Go to users guide. what do I do Now cannot find users guide. plzzz help.

Though Lexmark does not recommend using refilled inks. You may refer to this article from the Lexmark website on Cartridge Error 50C and Other Errors on the Lexmark X5100/X6100 Series LCD Screen. If this does not help, try to insert a genuine Lexmark cartridge to determine if your other cartridge is faulty. Thanks.

Cartridge error 50c

Here's an article in the Lexmark website on "Cartridge Error 50C" and Other Errors on the Lexmark X5100/X6100 Series LCD Screen. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/cBu4mW. Follow the instructions carefully. Hope this helps.


Hi. The error tells you that your print cartridge has shorted. Here's a link to the Lexmark website to give some instructions on how to remedy the problem. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/aSWvpk . Good luck!

Lexmark 6100 cartridge error 50c

Are you using a factory "New" Lexmark cartridge?

Lexmark does not support the use of refilled cartridges or third party cartridges in their products.

Lexmark considers this to be Product Tampering and will void the printer' warranty.


Error 50c

One of the cartridges is shorting. I removed the colour cartridge and no error came on. I overrode the cartridge missing and the printer works well. All I have to do is replace the colour cartridge or override everytime it is switched on. So simple, so why not in the user guide?

Printer wont print :(

hi 59dragonfly,

did you just change your cartridge? is/are these genuine cartridges?
try to remove the cartridges. power off your printer, wait for 10mins then power it back on and also put back in the cartridges.

get back to me :)

My Lexmark is X6100 Series - Cartridge Error 50C consult user guide

Cartridge Error 50C
Your print cartridge has shorted.

1. Power off your All-in-One and unplug it.
2. Plug in your All-in-One again and turn it on.
3. Uninstall and then reinstall your cartridges.
4. If this does not resolve the issue, try the troubleshooting steps for the other cartridge errors below.

Error: Black Cartridge Missing
The black cartridge is not installed. (Install cartridge PN 82)

Error: Color Cartridge Missing
The color cartridge is not installed (Install cartridge PN 83)

Cartridge Error
Complete the following instructions:

1. Power off your All-in-One.
2. Use both hands to lift up the scanner unit until the scanner support holds it open.
3. Turn the All-in-One on. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the All-in-One is busy.
4. Remove the color print cartridge.
5. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
6. If the error message reappears, replace the black print cartridge with a new print cartridge.
If it does not repeat steps 1-3 and then go to step 7.
7. Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black print cartridge.
8. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
9. If the error message occurs again, replace the color cartridge.
10. If an error message reappears, repeat steps 1-3 and reinstall both print cartridges.
11. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
12. If you receive the error message again, replace both cartridges.

Cartridge error error 50C consult user guide

Hello, error 50c is a cartridge issue. Try taking out, cleaning heads, returning and reprint. Cheers lilacgerry xxx
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