September 30, 2008, 2:04 pm

People tend to leave various things on the scanner lid. This causes problems when they lift the lid and those things fall into the paper feed. The sprung flap in front of the tray is meant to keep objects from falling into the paper feed.

Kevin Sloane

October 5, 2009, 2:24 pm

We have recently "inherited" a Lexmark X5650 printer - the quality is ok, and its reasonably straightforward to use, but as usual its the consumables that catch you out every time. The replacement cartridges are (best current price from Tesco) £16.59 (black) and £17.59 (colour) plus postage, and we are having to replace them about once a month. Its not as if we're heavy users - there's only two of us, printing the occasional letter, a Streetmap now and again, the usual sort of things, probably no more than 30 pages a month, but the ink cartridges are small and run out VERY quickly.

Incidentally, you can get the cartridges direct from Lexmark, but obviously they are on average £5 more expensive!

I certainly wouldn't go out and buy one of these printers; in a couple of months I've spent more on ink than the printer originally cost!


May 10, 2010, 4:34 am

Got one for my daughter at Christmas - easy to install- quality of printing good - Great I thought= thanks darling.

5 months on---- cartridges run out every month (previous hp about every quarter same printing) - new carts ridiculously expensive .

Also I got into the habit of exiting the productivity centre every time I rebooted - why do they think I want their software in my mjemory all the time??

Ive had enough of this rubbbish- Ive just ordered the Kodak esp- the cartridge cost saving will pay for the new printer in 3 months.

Ive had the Lexmark 5650 for less than 6 months and I cant think of anyone who I would have so much disrepect for that I would give it to for free. so it goes in the trash.

Don't waste your money- dyor


December 6, 2010, 5:53 am

In my opinion this is the worst printer I have purchased! Can't afford to run it & it appears to me it stops printing before the cartridge is empty! In my opinion it is crap.

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