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Lexmark products work best with genuine supplies. Lexmark does not recommend the use of refilled, remanufactured, or clone cartridges. You might not get the print quality you expect from ink that is specially formulated by Lexmark. You can try to clean your cartridge nozzles using the Lexmark software on your computer. From your computer, go to Start menu > Programs > Lexmark X1200 Series folder > select Lexmark Solution Center. From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them. If that does not help, maybe it would be best to replace your supplies with genuine cartridges. I hope this helps.
Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.
When the printer turns on, re-insert your color cartridge first. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.
If no error appears, open the printer cover and reinsert the black cartridge. Close the cover and check for errors.
If error appears when black is inserted, try to insert a different known working cartridge (your old cartridge maybe) to determine if it's a faulty cartridge issue.
If you can make a copy using the Copy button on the printer operator panel without a problem, then it could be a communication problem between your printer and the computer. A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply reboot your pc and unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When everything is back on, try to print again.
If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
Onecard is notrecognized.Trytoremove, cleancontactson thecartridgeandtheprinterandthenput themback. Checkifyouusethe correctcartridgesandyou putin place.
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Is the cartridge a Lexmark cartridge or a refilled cartridge?
Remove the cartridge from the printer, take a damp paper towell and wipe the cartridge in one direction on the bottom. Is Ink coming out? If yes then put the cartridge back in the printer and try to print again. If the answer is no and the cartridge is brand new you need to return it to you point of sale and get a new one as its a bad cartridge.
If the cartridge is a refilled cartridge that is probably the problem. Lexmark printers do not support refilled cartridges.
Is it a new cartridge? If the cartridge has been sitting a while it can get clogged. Try using a moist paper towel and gently wiping the cartridge where the ink comes out. You could also try running the Lexmark Solutions Center program and use the clean nozzles option to force it to squirt out some black ink.