This does not really belong here but I did not want to start a new thread.I bought a Lexmark Z25 just about a month ago and printed only about 20 times only during that period. Suddenly, my printer stopped printing black colors properly. I cleaned the nozzles as per the usual procedure but to no avail. The printing status shows that I still have 50%. I did another technique wherein I switched the slots of the black and color cartridges. The color is printing everytime. This proves that it's not the cartridge slot but the black cartridge itself that has a problem. I tried to clean the copper contacts of the cartridge but it still didn't work.Did the cartridge dry up cuz I didn't use it that much?Does anyone know of any other technique which may prove useful in solving my cartridge dilemma?I don't want to buy another cartridge as I know I didn't use it much (I still have 50%). A new black cartridge costs about 75% as much as a brand new Z25 printer.
Refilling inkjet cartridges is not always an easy process. It can be very messy, in fact, and may not be worth the cost savings if you wind up ruining your nice white dress shirt. Make sure to cover your work surface with newspapers to prevent staining. Avoid overfilling, because getting ink on the printer's circuitry can interfere with the operation of the electronics and void a printer's warranty.Some cartridges require cracking open the sealed lid or drilling through the cartridge top in order to inject ink. This is not a difficult task, but you do have to be careful not to damage the print cartridge while refilling it. Wear latex/rubber gloves, because it's almost impossible to avoid getting a little ink on your fingers.