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Should "cleaning the print nozzles" do anything with the color cartridge?

Mine only prints black and white and I'm trying to get my color cartridge to work!

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  • Christy Potter Feb 08, 2012

    My computer is not set to print black only - other ideas?

  • Jack D Feb 08, 2012

    Check to see if the "Grayscale" box is clear [no check]. Does your software program include a 'Troubleshoot'? If so, run it. I'm assuming you've already done a 'nozzle check'. If all else fails, try reinstalling the printer driver.

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First, make sure the cartridge isn't dry. You may have to get into the Printer Preferences and check to see if the software hasn't been changed to 'black only'.

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Cleaning inkjet nozzles


Here's what I found here:

http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/x5150/eng/ug.pdf

Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles
To improve print quality, you may need to clean the print cartridge nozzles.
Clean the nozzles when:
• Characters are not printing completely.
• White dashes appear in graphics or printed text.
• Print is smudged or too dark.
• Colors on print jobs are faded or they differ from the colors on the
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• Vertical, straight lines are not smooth.
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You can use the operator panel or the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution
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Using the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center
1 Load plain paper in the All-In-One. For help, see page 16.
2 Click Start Programs Lexmark X5100 Series Lexmark X5100
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3 Click the Maintenance tab.
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7 To further improve print quality, try wiping the print cartridge nozzles
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8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
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