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After placing two new cartridges in printer, printer will not pri

I could not print any further on the above line. The printer will not print
except in a very shaded print which you can not read. This is with two
new cartridges.

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Sounds like the print head is either clogged or the replacement cartridges you purchased are dry/defective. Try performing a head cleaning cycle and check the cartridges for proper ink flow. To do this, pull the cartridges out and blot them on a paper towel. If the color flows fine from the cartridge, then most likely there is dried ink in the actual printhead and it will need to be cleaned.

Check this out and see if it corrects your issues.

Cheers,

Keith

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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How do you change the print cartridge?


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To replace a print cartridge:

> Press the power button to turn on the printer, then open the top cover
> Open the cradle latch
> Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle and discard it.
> Unwrap the replacement print cartridge, then pull the pink tab to remove the plastic tape
> Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle
> Pull the cradle latch forward, then press it down to tuck the tabs into place to close the cradle latch.
> Verify the that plain paper is loaded in the In tray, then close the top cover. The printer will automatically print a calibration page.

Please also browse above link for further details on your manual.

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If you have replaced your ink cartridge with a new one and are continuing to experience difficulties with print quality, please try cleaning and wicking the ink cartridge. If this fails to resolve the issue, the maintenance station may have an excess build-up of ink.
The maintenance station is located inside the printer on the right hand side. This is the same area where the cartridges sit when in the "idle" position. To access the maintenance station: Unplug the power supply from the back of your printer, open the front cover and look above the steel rod. You should see a conveyor belt with rubber teeth on it, like a fan-belt. On some models, the cartridge access will be very small, but the belt should still be visible. Take the top part of the belt and move it gently to the right.
***Note*** please do not pull outwards on the belt. The cartridges should come over towards the left side of the printer. The maintenance station will be on the right side, on the bottom of the printer behind the fixed cover. Clean the area with several damp cotton swabs or damp paper towels until the build up of ink is removed.
Once the maintenance station has been cleaned you should "wick" the cartridges. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Get a clean damp paper towel and lay it on a flat surface. Set the ink cartridge right side up, with the ink nozzles touching the towel and hold in this position for about 15 seconds. Then wipe the nozzles across in one direction only (left to right). Repeat this process, each time using a clean spot on the paper towel, until it looks clean. Dab the cartridge on a dry towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.
After you have wicked the cartridges place them back into the printer, securing them into the place. Plug the power supply back into the printer and close the cover. Next, click on "Start," "All Programs," "Lexmark series," "Lexmark Solution Center" and click on "Maintenance." Now, please click on "Install Cartridges." Select the cartridges part numbers and choose if they are "Old" or "New." Cancel the Alignment page. Then, click on "Clean to fix horizontal streaks" in "Lexmark Solution Center." The colors that you should see here are black, yellow, magenta (a reddish purple), and cyan (a dark sky blue). You should notice the diagonal lines above and below the solid horizontal lines. These diagonal lines should be solid from left to right with no gaps.
If there are gaps in the lines or the print diminishes across the page, you should run the "Clean Print Nozzle" page a couple more times to try and clear it up.

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After changing printer cartridge, all printed pages have 3 black horizontal lines across the page about an inch apart.


It sounds to me that you need to run the clean print cartridges utility.

  1. Press the Setup button.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select Tools and then press the OK button.
  3. Select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The device prints a test page.
  4. Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.
    1. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
    1. Open HP Director , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
    • If the HP Director method does not work, open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click on Printing Preferences . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
    1. The Printer Toolbox opens. On the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridges , then follow the on-screen instructions. Up to three levels of cleaning are available. Discard or recycle the page that prints.
    2. If above does not work, then remove the black cartridge, and olace it upside down in an area it won't be disturbed for an hour, then place it back in the printer, and print a test page. (This only applies to black cartridges)

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    1. Clean the print cartridge nozzles with an ear bud dipped in light water. Dont touch with hands and other materials.
    2. Using your printer utility software installed in your machine, activate the clean cartridge functionality (usually HP printers will have such options)
    3. Most important tip - Align your print cartridge ( Again using your printer utility software installed in your machine). It will print some sample lines and colors to a paper and you have to enter appropriate details back into the printer utility for proper calibration of your printer. Just follow the steps shown by the printer utility software. This step have to be done even if you install a new cartridge.

    If none of the above step solved your problem, then its time to get a new cartridge for your printer.

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    1. Open the cartridge door on the side of the printer.
    2. Remove the color cartridge from the printer.
    3. Check to make sure there is no slack in the color cartridge ribbon. To remove slack, push in on the cartridge spool, then rotate the spool clockwise. IMPORTANT: Be careful not to rotate the spool more than necessary. Doing so could reduce the number of prints you are able to make.
    4. Slide the color cartridge in, label side up, with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Push the cartridge until it "clicks" into place.
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    1-800-235-6325 (23KODAK), Monday through Sunday, 9 A.M. to midnight, Eastern time.

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    "Press and hold the paper feed, paper switch and the power switch.

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    If you haven't done so, I would try another new cartridge. It is entirely possible (and occurs frequently) that you got a bad cartridge. Assuming you removed the tape from the cartridge before putting it in, this is generally indicative of either a bad cartridge, bad print head, or that heads or ink tanks may need cleaning.

    The Canon support page for this printer is at:
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    However, as Canon pages come up as generic pages (without the text I input for you), you will have to type in "missing black ink" (without quotes), to see the material they have posted in this regard. You will find instructions there in regard to how to clean the print heads, etc., if that is necessary. However, I would definitely try another cartridge first, especially if you haven't had that much use on the printer, such that you think these other measures may be necessary.

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Gather the following items to clean the cartridge and print carriage: Clean distilled water. Use bottled or filtered water if distilled water is not available. Tap-water can contain contaminants that damage the cartridge. Clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges (coffee filters work well) Sheets of paper or a paper towel to rest the cartridges on during cleaning Open the printer cover and wait until the print carriage stops moving. Remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up. NOTE: Clean the contacts quickly so that the cartridge is not outside of the printer for more than 30 minutes. If the cartridge is outside of the printer for too long, the ink can dry and clog the nozzles. Unplug the printer. Dip a swab in the clean water, and then squeeze it to remove most of the moisture. The swab should be only slightly damp. Clean the print-cartridge contacts. Do not touch the nozzles. Clean the contacts in the print carriage, inside the printer. Either let the cartridge sit for ten minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry, or use a new swab to dry it. Reinstall the cartridge, plug the printer back in, and close the printer cover. Try to print again. If the issue still appears, proceed to the next step. Step 4: Black cartridges only: remove and rest for two hours NOTE: The following procedure does not fix missing lines or streaked bars printed by the tri-color, photo, or gray photo cartridges, or other color-printing problems. Perform the following steps only if the black print cartridge has printed defective patterns or if you notice non-uniform black text-darkness. In the black print cartridge, this problem might be caused by sediments collecting in the nozzle area. Perform the following steps to solve this problem: Remove the black print cartridge. If the carriage has a latch, re-latch it and then close the printer. NOTE: If the printer is not closed, it cannot adequately protect the remaining tri-color cartridge. Place the cartridge on a level surface with the nozzles up (label down). Allow the cartridge to sit undisturbed for two hours. Reinstall the cartridge and print another diagnostic page. Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray. Press and hold the Cancel button and then press the Start Copy Color button. Make sure that the test patterns show a complete grid and the thick color lines are complete. More than a few broken lines in a pattern can indicate a problem with the nozzles. You might need to clean the print cartridges. If the black line is missing, faded, streaked, or shows lines, this might indicate a problem with the black print cartridge in the right slot. If any of the color lines are missing, or if the pattern appears faded, streaked, or shows lines, this might indicate a problem with the tri-color print cartridge in the left slot. Look for defects on the page. If the diagnostic page shows no defects for the black cartridge, and if the cartridge was new, align the cartridge. To align the cartridge, follow the steps: Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings , point to Print Settings , and then click Printer Toolbox . NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and then click Service this device . The Printer Toolbox appears. Click the Device Services tab. Click Align the Print Cartridges and a print cartridge alignment sheet is printed. Load the print cartridge alignment sheet with the print side down on the right front corner of the glass. Press the Start Scan/Reprints button and the HP All-in-One aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet. For aligning the cartridges from the hardware only, follow the steps: Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray. Press and hold the Cancel button and then the On/Power button. While the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights are blinking, press the following buttons one at a time in the following order: Cancel , Number of Copies , Paper Type , Color Start If the page still shows defects, go to the next step. Step 5: Replace the problem cartridge If the problem has not been solved by the steps above, either the printer or the problem cartridge is defective. If you have not tried cartridge replacement previously to solve this problem, replace the problem cartridge now. Click here to see if your cartridge is covered under warranty (c00059195). If you have already tried cartridge replacement and it did not help, service the printer. Preventing missing lines Missing lines occur when the cartridge nozzles dry out, or when a cartridge is running low on ink. Do not remove the protective tape from a new print cartridge until just before you install it. Once you remove the tape, do not reapply it. After you have removed the protective tape, do not allow anything to touch the nozzles. Print at least once a month to keep the print cartridges in good working order. Always turn the printer off by pressing the button on the printer control panel, rather than by unplugging the printer. Turning the printer off properly allows it to protect the cartridges. If you are removing a cartridge from the printer temporarily (for instance, removing the black cartridge in order to install the photo cartridge), put it in a cartridge protector. If you do not have a cartridge protector and need to remove a cartridge temporarily, put it in an airtight plastic tub. Make sure nothing touches the nozzles. Do not use a plastic bag. If you intend to store print cartridges in a tub for a long period of time, place color cartridges with the nozzles down, and black cartridges with the nozzles up.

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