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Dell cartridges

by fkoczot / November 25, 2004 11:08 PM PST

Have A960 Dell printer that works fine. But....
Where can "you" get good prices for the cartridges (?) as they are expensive. Who makes the printer for Dell?

Thanks

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Re: Dell cartridges
by inkman / November 26, 2004 12:55 AM PST
In reply to: Dell cartridges

That printer is made by Lexmark. The cart is #82 Black and #83 color, however, they will not fit your printer as the have a different top.
You have three alternatives - modify your printer to accept both Dell and Lexmark carts as I have, or refill the carts with ink for lex 82 & 83s, or cut the tops off your Dell carts and switch them with The Lex 83 & 83 carts.

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Re: Dell cartridges
by fkoczot / December 7, 2004 7:19 AM PST
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What do you mean " modify the cart...". How did you do this?

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Top of cartridge is different...
by grif280 / January 9, 2005 3:24 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Dell cartridges

The Dell cartridge and the Lexmark 82 are different in that the Dell has a notch offset to the left, while the Lexmark has the notch in the centre. The Notch corresponds to the location of a pin on the hold-down tab.

The question I have is: if i remove the pin can i then use the Lexmark cartridge, or is the pin necessary for correct function?

Thanks,

JLG

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