- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Wiping the nozzles with a moistened soft cloth or removing and reinserting the cartridges usually helps. The cartridges for the Lexmark X7170 are black: 32/34 and color: 33/35. If these are the cartridges that you purchased and even tried your old and new cartridges yet the problem persists, please don't hesitate to contact Lexmark technical support.
Title: How to Install/Change the Print Cartridge
Back To AnswersProperties
1000 Color Jetprinter
1100 Color Jetprinter
2030 Color Jetprinter
2050 Color Jetprinter
2070 Color Jetprinter
3000 Color Jetprinter
3200 Color Jetprinter
5000 Color Jetprinter
5700 Color Jetprinter
5770 Photo Jetprinter
7000 Color Jetprinter
7200 Color Jetprinter
Mac OS 8.6
Mac OS 9.x.x
Z11 Color Jetprinter
Z12 Color Jetprinter
Z22 Color Jetprinter
Z25 Color Jetprinter
Z31 Color Jetprinter
Z32 Color Jetprinter
Z34 Color Jetprinter
Z35 Color Jetprinter
Z42 Color Jetprinter
Z45 Color Jetprinter
Z45se Color Jetprinter
Z51 Color Jetprinter
Z52 Color Jetprinter
Z65 Color JetprinterHow to install or change the print cartridge; Microsoft Windows 95; Microsoft Windows Me; Microsoft Windows 3.1x
Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me: (Applies to all printers)
Click Start, Programs, Lexmark Series.
Click Lexmark Control Panel.
Click Print Cartridge installation.
Depending on which cartridges you are using and which printer model you have, select Install Color Cartridge or Install Black Cartridge or Install Photo Cartridge.
Carefully remove the tape covering the printhead of the print cartridge. Important: Be sure to remove all of the tape. Do not touch the copper area on the back of the cartridge.
Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge carrier.
Push the cartridge back until it clicks into place.
If the print cartridge moves loosely in the carrier, it is not locked into place. Repeat step 7.
Click the appropriate Cartridge Installed option in the printer software.
If you choose to install a new print cartridge, you will be prompted to align your print cartridges. The printer will print a page with a bi-directional alignment pattern. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:
On the printed test page, locate the number under the Bi-directional Alignment pattern that comes closest to forming a straight line.
Enter the number as the Bi-directional Alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge screen.
HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer - Installing Print Cartridges
When a print cartridge approaches the end of useful life, the control panel displays a message
recommending that to order a replacement. The printer can continue to print using the current print
cartridge until the control panel displays a message instructing to replace the cartridge.
The printer uses four colors and has a different print cartridge for each color: black (K), cyan (C),
magenta (M), and yellow (Y).
Replace a print cartridge when the printer control panel displays one of the following messages:
Replace yellow cartridge, Replace magenta cartridge, Replace cyan cartridge, Replace black
The control panel display also indicates the color that should be replaced (unless a
genuine HP cartridge is not currently installed).
Change the print cartridge
Turn off the printer.
Open the front door.
Do not place anything on the transfer belt (ETB), which is located on the
inside of the front door.
Remove the used print cartridge from the printer.
Remove the new print cartridge from the bag. Place the used print cartridge in the bag for
Grasp both sides of the print cartridge by the blue handles and distribute the toner by gently
rocking the print cartridge from front to back.
Do not touch the shutter or the surface of the roller.
Remove the orange shipping locks and the orange shipping tape from the new print cartridge.
Discard the shipping tape and shipping locks according to local regulations.
Align the print cartridge with the tracks inside the printer, and using the handles, insert the print
cartridge until it is firmly seated.
Firmly close the front door.
Turn on the printer. After a short time, the control panel should display Ready.
If a cartridge is in the wrong slot or is the wrong type for the printer, the control
panel will display one of the following messages: Incorrect yellow, Incorrect magenta,
Incorrect cyan, Incorrect black.
Installation is complete. Place the used print cartridge in the box in which the new cartridge
arrived. See the enclosed recycling guide for recycling instructions.
If a non-HP print cartridge is in the printer, check the printer control panel for further instructions.
When replacing or changing a black print cartridge, a cleaning page will
automatically print. This helps prevent speckles on the front or back of printed documents.
A cleaning page can also be generated using the control panel or the HP Toolbox.
Most likely your printer's cartridge settings are incorrect. You possibly have a black and white cartridge in your printer but your computer settings are for a color cartridge. First verify what type of cartridge is in your computer. Then find the printer your are using installed on your computer. If you OS is Microsoft then double click on the Lexmark z12 and click on printer and then properties. Another window will pop up. Click on Cartridge Maintainence and then click on Verify/Change Cartridge. Hope this solves the problem. It worked for me.
Does the printer attempt to print? Did you replace the black or colored ink? If it was the black ink will it print in color? If it prints in color, check the black ink cartridge for tape residue on the gold contacts. The blue tape will sometimes leave the adhesive on the cartridge and not the tape. It cleans off easy with a soft cloth.