- 100XLA, #108A - 108XLA,
#200A - 200XLA
Even though the pictures in the instructions shows a #100 cartridge for
illustration purposes you will have to refill the 100A Or 100XLA (108A,
108XLA, 150XLA, 200A, 200XLA)
offers for sale two different versions of the same cartridge:
The regular version (#100) is not refillable. It
is the "Return Program" or "Prebate" cartridge. Supposedly, when you buy
this cartridge you agree to return the empty cartridge to Lexmark. In
return, Lexmark gives you roughly $5 off the retail list price of the
The "A" version (#100A)
can easily be refilled. However, the price of the cartridge is roughly $5
higher than the regular version, so most people unknowingly buy the regular
If you want to refill, you will need "A" version
1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can
tolerate a spill.
2. Fill the syringe with
13ml. of black ink
or 6 ml of Color Ink .
3. Pierce with the needle
into the label where black meets white. (you can rub your finger over the
label and feel the hole underneath.) See illustration.
Note: there is a chip under the top label. Don't start
poking around on the top with a needle because you can damage the chip. To
be on the safe side you can Peel the label back and you will see the filling
hole and the chip. Don't touch the chip (copper area).
Push the needle at least half way down into the sponge
and Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into
5. When finished,
leave the pierced hole open (this will just be a vent hole).
6. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as
per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages:
For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge.
A Refill Kit should include Ink plus
One 30cc Syringe with sharp needle for black
Three 10cc Syringe with sharp needle for color
Printer ink and Refill kits for your Printer