Question about Lexmark I3 InkJet Printer
Now when I try printing it does not seem to except the ink - - it does not seem to transfer the ink - I just get blank pages
does this need some type of cleaning or something to get it going??
In the software you installed when you first got the printer is a maintenance section that will attempt to clear dried ink from the printhead.
Unless used every second day, in my experience, the routine doesn't work if the head is clogged.
Your printhead is actually part of the cartridge, one of the reasons cartridge replacement is costlier than some others using an installed printhead.
If you have installed it properly, about the only thing you might try is to remove the cartridge, use a porcelain saucer, spray a puddle of window cleaner (works best, tried many) and position the head with the printhead surface submerged in the puddle and let it sit overnight.
Use a paper towel with little lint and gently wipe the printhead surface clean. You should have clear ink traces on the paper.
Pressing the printhead onto the towel for a couple of seconds should produce an ink blot in the shape of the active area of the printhead.
Then, do the cleaning routine and you might have a working unit again.
(I'm sorry - I really miss dot-matrix printers!)
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
I'm not too sure if I am understanding correctly, if you did NOT replace the ink (as per your title) you will not get any ink out of the printer, you will need to purchase a new ink cartridge and install it correctly.
However if that was a typo and you did already replace the cartridge, did you replace it with an original or an aftermarket, or even a refill? Also, you can try telling any software on your PC that it has a new cartridge, I'm not too familiar with the Lexmark software, but if there is an ink level monitor you should be able to tell it that you've replaced the cartridge.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
ink reservoir doesnt have to be completely empty to fail. Replace the
cartridges. Some of the jets or all of them may be clogged especially if you
have not used your printer in a while. If there are cleaning instructions in
the manual clean the jets and then try to print from the printer's self test
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