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Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Remanufactured Dell 7Y743 / X0502 (Series 2) Black Ink Cartridge, 600 Yield

Page Yield: 600

Reg. Price $22.99

Our Price $18.99

In stock

Buy 3 or More Black for $17.99 each (save $3.00+)
123inkjets remanufactured alternative to Dell Series 2 black inkjet cartridges are cost saving alternatives to OEM Dell Series 2 ink cartridges. 123inkjets remanufactured inkjet cartridges are non-OEM alternatives to Dell Photo all-in-one A940 and A960 printer cartridges. Our cartridges and prices are not in any way associated or affiliated with Dell. Refurbished to perfection, our replacement for the Series 2 ink cartridges are 100% guaranteed to print beautiful, vibrant images.

Note - You can use our replacement for the Series 2 cartridge to replace the following OEM cartridge part numbers: 7Y743, X0502, 310-3540, Series 2, C896T, 310-4631, FN181.

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.

Remanufactured using both OEM and non-OEM parts.

Compatible Printers

Photo all-in-one


7Y743 Ink Cartridge Dell X0502 Black Standard Yield 600 3.17 cents 21 12-18 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

The price was almost half if I have bought from Dell.


I have not use the cartridge yet, therefore, I do not know the quality of the ink.


Buena Park, California


the price is right for these cartridges


The first order i had for the color and black cartridges months ago were very good. So far the new black and color i've installed is working very well. The price of these cartridges is very reasonable since a refill locally is $10 and doesn't always work. These cartridges at an average price of $16 work very well. Delivery is very fast.




Great value


Fast shipping and great price for an item that's working terrific. Would buy again from this great online company.




love it


Well i have purchased two cartridge one in black and one color. . i have been very pleased with them . they cause me no problem. If i do have a problem in the packaging , 123inkjets always replace's them with no charge. Like doing business with them.. you must try this company...






Don't notice any difference between this brand and refurbished cartridge after changing from a brand new name brand. Good stuff!


Austin, TX


Same as name brand.


This product is working as well as my $80.00 name brand cartridge so far. My printer recognized it immediately, printed the test page and has been great since.


Greensboro, NC


works as great as a new dell ink


The pricing will keep me coming back. Can't tell the difference between buying a new ink cartridge.


White Plains, MD


Prompt service but some snafus


The ink cartridges arrived very quickly within three days of my order. Two days later, another group of cartridges arrived, apparently a mistaken duplicate order. Customer service acknowledged the error and was very prompt in responding with a return postage paid label and agreed to a refund. The first cartridge that I opened was damaged with ink leaking into the plastic bag containing the cartridge. This will have to be returned but the company apparently stands behind their product and I hope this will be an easy return. So far, just a couple of days into using the replacement cartridge, all appears well. I cannot comment on how long the cartridges will last.




Very bad purchase.


The Black Ink cartridge continually has to be re-inserted. The Black Ink cartridge is very, very light. I am very dissatisfied with my purchase of the Black Ink. I have not used the Color cartridge as yet, I hope it is better.




fast, easy, great product


I was in a hurry and received the pkg. within 2 days!


Orford NH



4.3 11



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