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I have a Lexmark X5150 printer. I have been experiencing what appears to be four lines at the top and bottom of the page when I print something out. The ink is real light in those areas. What can I do to fix the problem?

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If you haven't tried the cleaning routine in your Lexmark software, it's worth a shot; it might help.  There are two levels, the toughest one uses a good bit of ink to run. 

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Please try this approach:
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  2. Press the right arrow button until Clean appears on the display.
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Sounds like the jets may be clogged. You may have to run multiple times till they are good. Print a test after each clean and see if that helps.  You can use the operator panel or the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center to clean the nozzles. Using the operator panel 1 Load paper in the All-In-One. For help, see page 16. 2 Press Options until Cartridges appears on the display. 3 Press the right arrow until Clean appears on the display. 4 Press Select. A nozzle page prints forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles. 5 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved. 6 To further improve print quality, try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts (see page 44), and then print your document again. 7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times. you can get the owners manual on line at this address:  http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/x5150/eng/ug.pdf

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To read the downloadable manuals below you need adobe reader
If you do not have it you can download it here free use the Get Adobe Reader Button.
http://www.adobe.com

page 6 of the users guide below discusses using your software
Manuals link
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/eng/x5150/index.html

Software link
http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?lxkprod=Lexmark+X5150

Choose your Operating System and find your software

Drivers should be installed first -- these allow your computer and printer to work together (along with the wiring)

Utilities provide program functionality outlined starting on page 8 or page 21 of your users guide.

Patches fix problems with drivers and/or utilities and should be applied after both are installed.

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Clean the print nozzles as follows:
  1. Go to Start, Programs, Lexmark, Lexmark Solution Center (or Lexmark Control Program) and select the Cartridges tab.
  2. Select Cartridge Nozzles (or Clean Print Nozzles).
  3. Check the diagonal lines above and below the solid horizontal lines. The diagonal lines should be continuously solid from left to right, with no gaps.
  4. If there are gaps at the top that diminish at the bottom, run the Clean Print Nozzle page a few more times. If the gaps are gone, the Clean Print Nozzle page has probably resolved the problem.
  5. If the gaps still exist, you should unblock ("wick") the cartridges. See How to Unblock/Wick the Cartridge Nozzles.
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