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Alighnment is off

I have a x1270 all in one printer i have put in a new black cartridge and done the alignment to where i can see the darkest arrows and still can't get anywhere before i put in new cartridge worked fine

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  • scel99 Dec 05, 2008

    his maybe stupid but what calibration tool all i see is about
    alighnment tell me where and what to do and i will check it out thanks

  • rolandt19 May 11, 2010

    Have you run the lexmark claibration tool ?

    or any other Lexmark tools ?



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There should have been a softwaer Cd privided when U purchased the printer or if not then you need to download it from the Lexmark Website and make sure it is for your model of printer.
Try this link:

Hope this solves your problems.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008


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