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Black Ink Not Working

I have installed a new black ink cartridge into my IBM Color Jetprinter PS 4079 by Lexmark and it won't print black. all the other colors are fine.

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Good day sir, My Lexmark z35 color printer doesnt work. I already tried to use the printer settings properly but still failed to print the color ink. Only black ink in printer is printing. Im still hoping that you have any solution for this. pls.. help. thanks!

Posted on Jun 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Lexmark X1185 won't Print Color

On your printer, there is a clean print head adjustment,it is in your menus on the printer itself, It should also be on your print driver in properties. I would try running that up to 5 times before proceding to anything else.
Check and be sure the cartridge expiration date is not exceded. The liquid ink cartridges have an expiration dates. Even though the cartridge is new, Do not rule out a bad or for some reason dryed out cartridge or blocked port at the bottom. If it is indeed brand new and you have the receipt, I honetsly would suspect the cartridge itself.
Ok now, we tried the print head cleaning, and a second cartridge.
Next, I would remove the cartridge, turn the printer off and lightly, very lightly dampn a dusfree cloth with some alcohol, and where the cartridge is located, clean those contacts. reinsert the cartridge and see what happens.
Lastly, you can unplug the printer, remove the cartridges, and place a paper towel under the area where the cardtidge latches in, and dribble in a soapy cleaner, like fantastic, because those inks will dry out in the ports and not allow the ink to flow properly, If you do that, wipe all the excess cleaner up and leave the printer off for an hour or two to allow any remaining liquid to evaporate. Don't use a lot, but trickle it in until you see the ink start to wash out and all the ink is removed.
Take your time, and go from easiest to more difficult. I think that is the process I presented.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: I installed a new "genuine" Lexmark color ink cartridge, but it doesn't work.

then get it replaced by lexmark as the cartridges comes with one year warranty..

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Color Cartridge Missing

Please follow the steps given below:
1 Turn the printer/All-In-One off and unplug the power cable from the outlet.
2 Open the printer/All-In-One lid so that the cartridge carrier can be accessed.
3 Remove the print cartridges.
4 Using a dry, clean cloth wipe the carrier contacts gently from top to bottom.
5 Repeat Step 4 for the other cartridge slot (if applicable).
6 Reinsert the cartridges, slide the cartridge carrier to its original position, and close the printer/All-In-One lid.
7 Plug the printer/All-In-One back into the power outlet and turn it back on.

Next, try to perform a Self test:

1 Press the Copy button on the operator panel once (this button is located under Mode).
2 Press the Options button ten times until Maintenance appears on the display.
3 Press the left arrow button (-) once. The display should now read Self Test Page.
4 Press Select. The printer will print a hardware test page.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: lexmark z2300 eplacing ink cartridges

Go to There will be instruction on how to replace the cartidges. you will b e able to print out the instructions after you fix the problem.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: put in a new black ink cartridge #32 in my lexmark X5470

Try arrowing down on your screen to maintenance press the tick to select maintenance and then scroll down to align catridges. see if this works

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