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This review is from: Lexmark Interact S605 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer with Touchscreen (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I reviewed this product favourably recently and have since then decided to re review and warn potential buyers of the following major complaints i have with this product
1 Ink replacement tanks are probably the most expensive on the market, over half the cost of the printer for a set !, lexmark chip the tanks and they are NOT refillable, something i consider wrong
2 Compatable ink tanks are almost unavailable and will not work due to a recent firmware upgrade, thus you are forced to buy these overpriced origionals, apparently the office of fair trading is investigating this upgrade.
3 The tanks supplied are " introductory cartridges" and will run out in a matter of days under normal use thus forcing you to buy expensive replacements almost immediately
In conclusion the printer is ok, nothing special, i am taking mine to the recycling centre and going back to Brother , their printers do not use chipped cartridges their own replacement cartridges are fairly priced, generic replacement cartridges are cheap and work , i will never buy a lexmark printer again as their aim is only too apparent they are ripping customers off when it comes to bying replacement ink , they really should wake up this practice will not encourage customers to return to thier products.
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2011 20:45:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2011 20:45:59 BDT
I AGREE on points 1. AND 2. AND 3. When we e-mailed Lemark to complain (we bought 'High Yield' replacement Cartridges) they advised us to download software - 'firmware to 'address this problem' --- This contained code which was designed to block use of independent Remanufactured Cartridges --- we installed the firmware...
*** I managed to uninstal this, while keeping the printer offline. Buy 'second generation' cartridges if you want to help to defeat this racket, and continue with your Lexmark, and you have a taste for playing games.
*** My strong advice is DO NOT BUY this printer.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 May 2014 20:28:55 BDT
David Smith says:
Thank you - You and others have convinced me not to!
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