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anon_private



Joined: 31 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:09 pm    Post subject: Refilling nos 4 and 5 Reply with quote

Hi,

I am thinking of refilling nos 4 and 5 when they run low.

I am concerned that the printer Z 2390 will not recognise a refilled cartridge.

Is thius true

If so, any work-arounds

Any sources of remanufactured 4 and 5 in the UK appreciated.

Thanks

ps are nos 4 and 5 chipped?

Is the printer chipped?
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inkgirl



Joined: 18 Aug 2005
Posts: 393

PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

The printer is not chipped and the workaround is below:

The low ink indication is triggered by hardware within the ink cartridge. The ink cartridges have unique hardware identification numbers assigned to them and when that number changes, the unit knows that a new ink cartridge has been installed and resets the ink counters however since the cartidge has already been recognized by the printer it must be manually reset.
Typically the printer remembers up to 2 ID numbers and on the 3rd cartridge it will disregard the 1st cartridge you inserted. So rotating cartridges is the best solution for resetting the printer.
Resetting in this manner requires three cartridges.
Label the top of each cartridge with a letter. As an example A B C.
1. "A" is in the printer (printer knows "A")
2. "A" is removed and replaced with "B" (printer knows "A" & "B")
3. "B" is removed and replaced with "C" (printer knows "B" & "C" & "A" is dropped from the list)
At this point though "A" has been in the printer, the print no longer remembers it or retains the information that it was there.
Even if you have cartridges that were repeatedly refilled and the print heads no longer work, they should be usable for resetting purposes.


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anon_private



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is, I only have one balck and one colour cartridge.

Is it possible to just mask the electrical connection with cellotape, insert the cartridge. Then remove the cartridge, remove the tape, and re-insert the cartridge.

Thanks
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anon_private



Joined: 31 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I right in thinking that if Lexmark's 4 and 5 are simply filled and re-inserted back into the printer that printing will occur as normal, but the ink counter will not register.

Thanks
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