Refill A Printer Cartridge For $5

Step 3: Copper Contacts - Geting around smart tech !

This part may seem tricky but it's really easy !

Now most new printers won't let you cheat the system just by putting back ink in the cartridges, since they keep track of ink levels !

In Lexmark's case i found what copper contacts to block out directly from the printer cartridge so that the ink reading will not work anymore , and that the printer will always think the cartridge is always new.

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