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Colours on printout are very different to those on the screen.

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  • porter1919 Nov 20, 2008

    I have a Lexmark X1160 all in one inkjet printer and most of the colours do not print as seen on screen.
    e.g: I had a picture collage set up with 1 picture with a pinkish background and blue foreground, picture below that should have been orange & blue and the next one should have been a mixture of green, orange and pink. All the pictures turned out pink & blue.

    Before writing here I tried all the solutions offered by the help centre, but nothing changed. My cartridges are relatively new, especially the coloured one, only used it twice since it was changed. I have no problems printing with the black cartridge, but I cleaned the nozzles and checked the alignment as well.

    I have since printed a test page on which the yellow colour bar below the picture looked like lines, where the others were complete blocks.

    On a closer look at the alignment page the black, blue & pink were in blocks, whereas the yellow looked like two lines drawn just below one another and not filled in. At the bottom where it checks for broken lines the yellow is not even visible. Could this be something to do with the problem? Maybe a faulty cartridge?

    Hope this is more explanatory than before.

    Thankyou for reading and in advance for any help offered.


  • Alvin Barnabas
    Alvin Barnabas May 11, 2010

    What is the Model number, and is the printer an inkjet or a laser?



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How to Clean the Contacts on the Cartridge Carrier ID: ENUS24064 Power 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 Gently move the cartridge carrier into a position where cartridges can be removed.
4 Remove the print cartridges. (For information on cleaning the cartridge contacts, click here.)
5 Using a dry, clean cloth wipe the carrier contacts gently from top to bottom.
6 Repeat Step 5 for the other cartridge slot (if applicable).
7 Reinsert the cartridges, slide the cartridge carrier to its original position, and close the printer/All-In-One lid.
8 Plug the printer/All-In-One back into the power outlet and power it back on.

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Have you tried replacing the ink cartridges? If not I would suggest trying that. If you have replaced them, I would suggest running the program that came with your printer to align and clean cartridges. Since the model wasn't listed you will need to refer to your manual to find information on those options.

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