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Remanufactured High Yield Color Ink Cartridge for Dell, M4646 / R5974 (Series 5) for the Dell Photo All-in-One, 450 Yield

Reg. Price $26.99

Our Price $16.99

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Dell - Photo all-in-one

Description

InkCartridges.com offers remanufactured inkjet cartridges to replace the Dell Series 5 high capacity color ink cartridge exclusively designed for your Dell printer. Our ink cartridges are remanufactured using both OEM and non-OEM parts, and are of the highest caliber. Our LD brand remanufactured ink cartridges are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and ship fast!Replaces the following part numbers: M4646, R5974, 310-5371, 310-6964, 310-5882, 310-6969, 310-6272, 310-8235, 310-5375, T5482, J5567, 310-6274, 310-7162, 310-6966, 310-6971, 310-7160, Series 5, C906T, 310-5884, 310-8236, 310-6966 and 3MYK7.
Please be aware that due to changes in printer programming the ink levels for this particular cartridge might appear to be low or empty. It is indeed full and will print a full yield.

Specifications

M4646 Ink Cartridge Dell M4646 Color High Yield 450 3.78 cents 21 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One
 
3.4

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

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    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

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    (17)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Pleased

At 60 percent less cost than the Dell brand, I was skeptical of these non-Dell cartridges, especially after reading some negative reviews. But it seemed ridiculous to again buy the Dell brand at...Read complete review

At 60 percent less cost than the Dell brand, I was skeptical of these non-Dell cartridges, especially after reading some negative reviews. But it seemed ridiculous to again buy the Dell brand at their steep prices which they try to lock you into with their inexpensive yet good quality printers.
So a year ago I bought a color refill kit (and a black refill kit) which cost much less than this non-Dell cartridge I'm reviewing. These worked somewhat, but required extra effort, were messy, and after 2 of the promised 8 refills, the old Dell cartridges dried up too much to be restored by the wet paper towel process (which by the way wastes much ink#. You see, the cartridge refill was not detected by the printer, so it reported as still empty by my printer. I ignored this because I refilled the cartridge and the printer worked. But when it ultimately did run low, I did not believe it and the cartridge dried out too much.
So I decided to try these LD alternative cartridges. And to get free shipping, I bought 4 #2 color, 2 black).
They arrived looking like a Dell cartridge with the pull-off seal tape and installation was a snap, literally because of how they click into my Dell All-In-One 942 printer. A quick test printing proved they work perfectly.
And to my surprise, this color non-Dell cartridge is actually detected by my Dell printer as being FULL. Yea! However, the black cartridge still shows empty. No biggy though.
In the future, if they malfunction, I will update this review or write another one.
Bottom Line: Give this LD cartridge a try. You will most likely like it and save significant money in the process. And if you don't like it, there's apparantly a good warranty and good customer service.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't show ink level

I've tried using other "remanufacture" cartridges before and was pretty much always unhappy. Some wouldn't work at all. At least this one does print (and I have no complaints about the...Read complete review

I've tried using other "remanufacture" cartridges before and was pretty much always unhappy. Some wouldn't work at all. At least this one does print (and I have no complaints about the print quality), but I could swear that when I decided to try this cartridge, the ad claimed that it had the correct smart-chip installed so it would read ink levels on my Dell. It does not read ink level- shows as empty. Next time I'll go back to buying genuine Dell cartidges.

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1.0

Color bad

By Ramon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

color Ink didn't work, just the black

 
3.0

Old Dell printer

By Joan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

Printer makes copies with this remanufactured cartridge, but printer still indicates it needs ink.

 
4.0

time will tell

By Carol

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

So far so good - we will see how long it lasts as my printer does not recognize the new ink is in there.

 
1.0

I do not believe I would buy this product again.

By Janet

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

I have to shake the cartridge and then run an alignment page after each page I print. Not happy with it at all.

 
5.0

I consider myself a regular customer now!!!

By Joseph

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

I use the cartridges for my personal projects. The color is great and the cartridge performs well. Fast shipping...happy customer

 
5.0

I will buy again.

By Eleanor

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

Same as above.

 
1.0

Never buy this product

By Debra

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

Terrible did not work at all. Does not fit

 
1.0

I would not buy this cartridge again

By Larry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

I purchased these cartridges for my dell 922 AIO and the quality was not that great.There was a lot of light and dark spots with both the color and the black and the exclamation point stayed lit up by the power button which always indicates a warning,low ink,low paper or incompatible. I will have to just order the original cartridges from dell as i dont have issues with them.Sorry for the bad review i dont like sending this type of message.

 
1.0

Not Satisfied

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

Not satisfied at all. Second consecutive time I ordered a cartridge that was of poor quality. Ink consistently comes out smeared. Tried on two different printers with same poor results. Have used these cartridges for 5 or 6 years and was generally satisfied. Not any longer. Will be looking elsewhere.

 
4.0

OK but some adjustment should be made for my troubles.

By EDWARD

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Remanufactured M4646 (Series 5) HY Color Ink for Dell Photo All-in-One:

have'nt completely used the first one, but works ok.....my Dell printer says there's no cartridge in the printer and the ink level indicator
shows empty, but it still works.....don't know how the second one I ordered will work....I hope it works better than the first black one I tried.

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The price stated in regular price does not reflect Dell OEM pricing. It is a reflection of general industry-wide pricing for alternative remanufactured products to replace Dell OEM products.