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I installed an old Lexmark Z 705 and I think it has plenty of ink but it is barely printing. Is there anyway to rejuvenate the cartridge of clean the contacts if it is just "dried out?

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GO TO LEXMARK.COM/SUPPORT PAGE, MAKE SURE TO WRITE DOWN THE SERIAL NUMBER OF YOUR UNIT TO FIND ITS USER GUIDE, THE SITE SHOULD HAVE A PDF. VERSION OF THE USERS-GUIDE FOR THAT PRINTER, CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE HEAD SHOULD BE THERE...JON T

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For the poor print quality problem (degraded image quality) you are observing, we suggest you first visit the "Print Quality" page of the "General Information" section of the Inkjet 411 website and follow the suggestions provided: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432

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Hi there,

Check the settings of your printer, either in the software that came with it or the printing preferences in the Control Panel. If your ink tone is set too dark, it could be using a lot of ink. If this is not the case, then:

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2) Replace the ink cartridges as they may have expired. 3) Replace the printer and find one which uses cartridges that can perform more copies in a single fill.

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You are running low on ink that's why can print those dark bands for cleaning and not print.
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The refills are great to do yourself but only works on NON-refurbished cartridges.

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A technique to improve print quality is to try and clean the cartridge nozzles. You may clean the cartridge by following the steps given below: 
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Delete all printer pending jobs.
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You will find more info here:

http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/sequentialem/home/0,6959,204816596_652569478_0_en,00.html

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