1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can
tolerate a spill.
2. Peel off the top label.
3. Fill the syringe with
15ml. of black ink.
4. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into
the hole closest to the copper strip. Any hole
will actually do, they all go
to the same sponge, but the first hole is closest to the
5. When finished leave
the top label off and the filling holes exposed (when printing it has to
pull in air).
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.
Note: Some of the newer
Lexmark cartridges have very small holes and the needle will not fit into
it. In that case just use the thumb drill provided and drill the hole
If you want to refill, you will need "A" version cartridges.
- Lexmark offers
for sale two different versions of the same cartridge:
- The regular
version (#23, #24, #28, #29, #41, #42) 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 cartridge.
- The "A" version
(#23A, #24A, #28A, #29A, #41A, #42A) 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 version.
A Refill Kit should include Ink plus
One 30cc Syringe
One Thumb Drill
Printer ink and Refill kits for your Printer