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Hideous Color My color prints come out w/ way too much green. The prints were brillant up until a couple of months or so ago. I've tried cleaning the terminals on the printer and the cartridge but no luck. This is w/ both web printing and document printing. This printer is less than two years old!!!

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    I 'can' help you to get this resolved. Unfortunately there is no quick trick to solve your problem. We will have to do a complex troubleshooting routine on your printer using email alerts to content written by both of us via this trouble ticket page you are now looking at.

    This could take some time to accomplish. I took a quick look over at Lexmark on your printer model and your printer model may not be Vista ready.

    So, please let me know what Operating System you have, XP or Vista or something older like W2K. OK?

    If you have received an error number provide that or if in the steps below you do receive an error number let me know what that is.

    To start with, I'd suggest you begin with the below from the Tools, Maintenance options at the printer.

    Clean the heads and do a print alignment. Use the lexmark Control Center, by accessing the Tool Icon (looks like a wrench) and then access the Maintenance menu and run maintenance on your color cartridges.

    Once that is done, check the printer properties by going to the Start Menu, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes or a similar title in Vista. Here is where you can set the system wide printer properties such as the default Paper Type. An incorrect paper type in a print job can
    cause this problem you have. So, make certain the paper type matches your paper in the tray. Avoid using the Print Icon in your applications and drop the file menu down and then select Print, this gives you a chance to then click on the Printer Properties button where you can change the paper type for the paper you are using for the type of image you are printing; text with color, text with photo, photo, enhanced photo and so on.

    Give that a go and report back using the comment box below your results and findings. Then we can take this up from there.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


  • lynsmith50 Sep 09, 2017

    Amazing that I just now received word that anyone had even noticed my question, much less responded.
    Unfortunately, I cannot try your suggestion as we are now on our second printer since owning the Lexmark.
    Thank you for trying.
    Lyn

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Still working on it. The weekends are my best bet as I have little time to concentrate after work.
Thank you and I will let you know.

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