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My ink cartridges won't move to the center when I open the printe

I have a lexmark x1185 all in one and I want to replace the cartridges..When I open the printer the ink cartridges do not move to the center...Any ideas?

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  • luvnlowes Dec 19, 2008

    The power is on to the printer. The printer starts up but when I open the top to replace the cartridge the cartridges won't come to the center.

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Be sure the printer is powered on as it needs power to move the cartridges - this is a common mistake.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Curtis Richner Dec 19, 2008

    Here are the instructions as per the User Guide.

    1 Make sure the All-In-One is on.
    2 Lift the scanner unit until the scanner support keeps it open.
    The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position
    unless the All-In-One is busy.
    3 Squeeze the tabs on the cartridge lids, and then lift the lids.
    4 Remove the old cartridges. Store them in an air-tight container or
    dispose of them.
    5 If you are installing new cartridges, remove the stickers and
    transparent tape from the bottom of the cartridges.
    Warning: Do not touch the gold contact area on the cartridges.

    Maybe something is is keeping the switch or sensor from incating it is open or its not opening all the way.



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I had a similar problem with my printer. It's also a Lexmark so I'll share the solution I found, although I can't guarantee it will work on all models. If the cartridge unit won't centre but appears partially from under the side covering (perhaps just for a second) you can grab it and drag it across to the centre, then unload the old cartridge and put the new one in. Not very delicate, I know, but it worked.

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  • Paul Mankus
    Paul Mankus Jun 03, 2012

    A friend that I'm trying to assist is also having this issue. I was tempted to try the grab method, but not sure I wanted to do it in front of them! Maybe I can take it home and "service" it there. Thanks for the tip!

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