1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.
2. Peel off the top label. (figure 2)
3. Fill the syringe with 15ml. of black ink.
4. The newer Lexmark cartridges have very small vent holes and the needle will not fit into it. So use the thumb drill provided and drill a larger hole into the upper left vent hole. (figure 2)
5. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into the hole you just drilled. (figure 3)
6. When finished, you can either leave the label off or if you want to put it back on then put it on a little lower so the drilled filling hole is still exposed. (figure 4)
7. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as
per printer instructions.
Note: The ink level will never read full
again, but the cartridge should still print. If the cartridge still refuses
to print because it thinks it is out of ink then remove the cartridge from
the printer. Look at the side of the cartridge that has all the contacts.
Get a piece of tape and cover up the left column of contacts with the tape.
Put the cartridge back into the printer and try to print again.
A Refill Kit should include Ink plus