Solved lexmark cartridge doesn't work after covering contacts

March 23, 2012 at 10:34:20
Specs: Windows XP
I have the Lexmark 2600 All In One unit.
I refilled the original BLACK cartridge and it doesn't print.
I tried to cover with duct tape , the 4 left contacts , the 4 right contacts , the 4 bottom contacts...and a lot of other combinations...but it still doesn't print in BLACK.

How did you achieve this trick with covering the contacts of the cartridge ?

Are we talking about the same Lexmark cartridge ?
Here is a picture of mine :

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k...

Any tips ???


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March 24, 2012 at 07:31:47
Don't believe everything you read. I suspect the 2 that seemed to have some success refilled BEFORE the printer determined the cartridge was empty.

Some of the others are referring to other printer models or haven't really done that trick. Duct tape may be conductive, which wouldn't bode well for the circuitry if it is.



#1
March 23, 2012 at 12:36:09
Why would you do that? The printer now may never work correctly.


If you want to print more cheaply then get a dot matrix or simply don't print off stuff. That was the original point of computers.

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#2
March 23, 2012 at 12:53:42
Read the linked thread below. It appears that your cartridges will not work when refilled.

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/fo...

You MAY find a vendor that claims to have a word around. Don't buy unless they guarantee whatever they are selling will work. There were lawsuits over reverse engineering of the chips in printers and cartridges. I believe it was found to be illegal to do.


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#3
March 24, 2012 at 02:35:21
Thanks for the replies.
Monday I'll go to the shop I got it refilled , and change it for an original one.
Just wanted to try if those tricks actually work.
:)

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#4
March 24, 2012 at 02:50:38
@OtheHill
It is exactly this post where the trick with the contacts covering is mentioned.
Few answers I saw , stated that it worked perfectly.
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March 24, 2012 at 07:31:47
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Don't believe everything you read. I suspect the 2 that seemed to have some success refilled BEFORE the printer determined the cartridge was empty.

Some of the others are referring to other printer models or haven't really done that trick. Duct tape may be conductive, which wouldn't bode well for the circuitry if it is.


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