Replacement Printer Cartridges


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Thomas Holmes

It was nice to get a free printer when I bought my
recent new Dell Dimension 3000 computer. I should
have been suspicious of the gift, though. Now that the
Trial cartridges are about shot, I see they want
some $57.00 (plus shipping) to replace them! Ouch.

Heck, I will hook up my old dot matrix printer again
before I submit to such a gouge, and throw the new
printer in the trash can.

Still, before I take such a drastic step, it might be
wise to seek other options. Is it possible to refill
the ink in the current trial cartridges, for example? Or,
are there refurbished ones available elsewhere?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Tom
 
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Gary Tait

It was nice to get a free printer when I bought my
recent new Dell Dimension 3000 computer. I should
have been suspicious of the gift, though. Now that the
Trial cartridges are about shot, I see they want
some $57.00 (plus shipping) to replace them! Ouch.

Heck, I will hook up my old dot matrix printer again
before I submit to such a gouge, and throw the new
printer in the trash can.

Still, before I take such a drastic step, it might be
wise to seek other options. Is it possible to refill
the ink in the current trial cartridges, for example? Or,
are there refurbished ones available elsewhere?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Tom
Possibly. They are rebranded Lexmarks, so should be the same or simolar.
 
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Burt

Gary Tait said:
Possibly. They are rebranded Lexmarks, so should be the same or simolar.
I have read, but can not confirm by my own experience, that the cartridge is
slightly different to prevent use of lexmark carts in the Dell (manufactured
by Lexmark) printers. Only the Dell modified carts will fit it from what I
understand. As far as refilling, they probably function the same. You may
get information from Alotofthings or MIS web sites regarding refilling of
Lexmark/Dell carts. If no one can answer the question here, go onto the
Nifty-Stuff forum, sign in, and ask the question there.
http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/
 
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Taliesyn

Thomas said:
It was nice to get a free printer when I bought my
recent new Dell Dimension 3000 computer. I should
have been suspicious of the gift, though. Now that the
Trial cartridges are about shot, I see they want
some $57.00 (plus shipping) to replace them! Ouch.

Heck, I will hook up my old dot matrix printer again
before I submit to such a gouge, and throw the new
printer in the trash can.

Still, before I take such a drastic step, it might be
wise to seek other options. Is it possible to refill
the ink in the current trial cartridges, for example? Or,
are there refurbished ones available elsewhere?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Tom
Visit their page for your model type. Email them with any
questions.

https://www.atlanticinkjet.com/classicrefill.asp

-Taliesyn
 
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measekite

Since Dell printers are nothing more than rebadged Lexmark printers and
really have little or no value they are worth of refilling with
unbranded noname ink. When it clogs just throw it away. 88inkjets.com
may be a reasonable choice in this situation. The prefilled cart are
around $4.00. Actual refilling is a messy pain in the butt.
 
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zakezuke

It was nice to get a free printer when I bought my
recent new Dell Dimension 3000 computer. I should
have been suspicious of the gift, though. Now that the
Trial cartridges are about shot, I see they want
some $57.00 (plus shipping) to replace them! Ouch.
The price of $60 for color and black ink isn't horrid... what's horrid
is the the simple lack of volume. Some Dell printers aka lexmark cost
over $10,000/gal for the ink. This is about 1/3 the price of gold or
at least double or tripple other options on the market.

I have a hard time finding Dell notched cartridges. in the past it was
possible to take a razor and cut the bump that prevented you from
inserting lexmark cartridge in the pritner.

I can't say in your case since you didn't say what model printer you
have. But odds are you're better off in the long term buying another
printer for $60 to $120 then EVER buying ink for the Dell printer. If
you are willing to do a referb (assume less warranty)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16828102174R

Under $70 shipped. Comes with ink, full sized cartridges unless i'm
mistaken, OEM refills may cost as much $70 but the volume is higher
($13 each for 3 colors and black, $15 for the big black) . The printer
new runs $120ish with the full warranty.
 
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anil527

just purchase the new cartridge because , refiling the cartg may damage
the printer
 
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measekite

That is correct. Refilling usually will clog the printer after a
certain time. Sometime it is sooner than later and other times it is
later than sooner. IF your printload is high and it is later rather
than sooner (the minority) then you got lucky.
 
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Gary Tait

(e-mail address removed) wrote in @z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com:
just purchase the new cartridge because , refiling the cartg may damage
the printer
If you don't know what you are doing, sure.
OTherwise learn how to fill correctly, and every 5 or 6 refills,use a new
cart.
 
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measekite

Gary said:
(e-mail address removed) wrote in @z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com:




If you don't know what you are doing, sure.
OTherwise learn how to fill correctly, and every 5 or 6 refills,use a new
cart.
AND SOON NEW CARPETS WILL FOLLOW
 
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Thomas Holmes

measekite said:
Since Dell printers are nothing more than rebadged Lexmark printers and
really have little or no value they are worth of refilling with
unbranded noname ink. When it clogs just throw it away. 88inkjets.com
may be a reasonable choice in this situation. The prefilled cart are
around $4.00. Actual refilling is a messy pain in the butt.

Taliesyn wrote:
This sounds like a good way to go. How can I tell which Lexmark
cartridge will work in my Dell 720 printer, though? My black cart
is marked T0529, the color T0530.

The Atlantic site looks like I get more product (12 refills of each),
but at about the same cost. And, of course, the printer may die off
before I get to use all those refills.

Tom
 
T

Taliesyn

Thomas said:
This sounds like a good way to go. How can I tell which Lexmark
cartridge will work in my Dell 720 printer, though? My black cart
is marked T0529, the color T0530.

The Atlantic site looks like I get more product (12 refills of each),
but at about the same cost. And, of course, the printer may die off
before I get to use all those refills.
I have bought bulk ink from Atlantic. From experience, refilling costs
me about $5 total to refill all 5 cartridges (for a Canon). At that
price I really don't care if I later throw any excess ink out after the
printer expires or I change printers, or suppliers. And please ignore
the "clog troll" who constantly interrupts with his OEM adverts for
Canon inks. I have used refill inks to fill an HP, Epson, Canons, AND a
Lexmark. And none have experienced clogging due to non-OEM inks. The
clogging fear the troll is trying to instill in this newsgroup is as
bogus as his experience with aftermarket inks: he has none, by his own
admission. HOWEVER, all inks, whether OEM, refill, bulk or prefilled,
can clog your printhead if printer is left idle for extended periods. I
constantly remind friends who call me for help to just use their
printers once or twice a week and they shouldn't have any problems.

-Taliesyn
 
M

measekite

It is like I said. For a lexmark printer find the cheapest generic ink
you can find and use it.
 
G

Gary Tait

Please explain.
Albert

If you do stupid things, or perform the task incorrectly you could damage
the printer. If you properly refill a cartridge that has life in it, with
the proper inks, you will more than likely have no more problem than if you
used a ner OEM cart.
 
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Burt

Gary Tait said:
If you do stupid things, or perform the task incorrectly you could damage
the printer. If you properly refill a cartridge that has life in it, with
the proper inks, you will more than likely have no more problem than if
you
used a ner OEM cart.
Refilling Canon cartridges isn't rocket science. Every aftermarket ink
vendor has explicit instructions that are very easy to follow. In addition,
Neil Slade and the Nifty-Stuff Forum have all sort of tips and description
of potential problems if you take the time to educate yourself. I don't
know about Epson or HP carts. I read about people who refill them
successfully, so I assume the anyone with a reasonable ability to follow
instructions can refill them. I think you'd have to really TRY to do
something stupid with this process that would result in ruining your
printer!
 
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measekite

Gary said:
@monger.newsread.com:





If you do stupid things, or perform the task incorrectly you could damage
the printer. If you properly refill a cartridge that has life in it, with
the proper inks, you will more than likely have no more problem than if you
used a ner OEM cart.


IMPOSSIBLE
 
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