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HP960c printer: new cartridge not printing quality documents

I know this printer is probably ancient but up until now I have had no problems. Is there a way to clean inside printer to get the print quality back to normal. I no longer have a printer manual to assist me.

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The black ink has stopped printing. Put in two different new cartridges and that doesn't seem to be the problem. It was first noticed when photos were printing out funny even after changing the color...


Make sure you are inserting genuine Lexmark cartridges.
Try to clean the cartridge nozzles. Refer to the steps below:

Cleaning the Print Cartridge Nozzles:

1. Open the Lexmark Solution Center. Click Start > Programs or All Programs > Lexmark 1300 Series. Select Solution Center.


2. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.

3. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.

4. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.


Using the control panel

1. Press Menu.

2. Press the down arrow button until you highlight Clean Cartridge.

3. Press Select. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.

4. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.

Oct 13, 2011 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Not printing magenta


Print quality issues could be due to dirty or clogged print cartridge nozzles. Please follow the steps below to improve the print quality:
On the printer operator panel:
  1. Press Copy.
  2. Press Options until Maintenance appears on the display.
  3. Press the right arrow until Clean Cartridges 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 that your print quality has improved.
Using the Lexmark Solution Center:
  1. Click Start > Programs > Lexmark X6100 Series > Lexmark X6100 Series All-In-One Center.
  2. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
  3. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
  4. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved.
If the problem continues, try to insert a different known working cartridge or better yet replace it with a new genuine Lexmark cartridge.
Should the problem continue, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Oct 11, 2011 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x6170 not printing magenta


Print quality issues could be due to dirty or clogged print cartridge nozzles. Please follow the steps below to improve the print quality:
On the printer operator panel:
  1. Press Copy.
  2. Press Options until Maintenance appears on the display.
  3. Press the right arrow until Clean Cartridges 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 that your print quality has improved.
Using the Lexmark Solution Center:
  1. Click Start > Programs > Lexmark X6100 Series > Lexmark X6100 Series All-In-One Center.
  2. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
  3. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
  4. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved.
If the problem continues, try to insert a different known working cartrdidge or better yet replace it with a new genuine Lexmark cartridge.
Should the problem continue, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Oct 11, 2011 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My prints are coming out with Horizontal lines on them. What can I do to rectify this problem?


Please try this approach:
  1. On the printer operator panel, press Options repeatedly until Cartridges appears.
  2. Press the right arrow button until Clean appears on the display.
  3. Press Select. A nozzle page prints forcing ink through the nozzles to the clogged nozzles.
  4. Print your document again to verify that the print quality has improved. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.

Aug 21, 2011 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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New black cartridge horz lines cleaned head &cartridge roller ; bought new cartridge still lines


Try to clean the print cartridge nozzles:
  1. On the printer control panel, press Menu.
  2. Press the down arrow button until you highlight Clean Cartridge. Press Select. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles.
  3. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.
  4. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.
You can also try to align the cartridges:
  1. On the printer operator panel, press Menu.
  2. Press the down arrow button until you highlight Align Cartridge. Press Select.

Jul 28, 2011 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hi, im having problems with my printer and any help would be greatly appreciated, i recently replaced the colour cartridge and tried printing photos with a bad result, the colours are not clear and do not...


trying to print a few pages and see if the color change color tone, you should feel an improvement in quality. (probably the Charter will require a new roll until the ink replaces the old print head), unless felt an improvement could be to blame and cartridges must be replaced with good quality

Apr 12, 2011 | HP PSC 1215 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When printing i get a blanc document in between my printed documents


Hello

If you don't use the printer often (at least once a month) you probably have cartridges drying up on you. If by chance you have an epson or canon, the print head is inside the printer, so regardless of how many new cartridges you put in there, you will encounter the same problem.

If you are using a generic or third party ink, it may be too dense or of low quality clogging your print head.

You can try to run a bunch of print head cleanings. (your manual will tell you how) If by about 8 you are not seeing any improvement start with a new printer. Do a print head cleaning once a month ALWAYS as a preventative measure. This will ensure you get a long life out of your printer, and a top quality print from your cartridges.

Feb 17, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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My Lexmark Z 515 printer does not print clearly especially the second part of a piece of paper. How can I clean the printer?


Hi there,
To improve print quality
1 On the operator panel, press Options repeatedly until
Cartridges appears.
2 Press the right arrow button until Align appears, and then press
Select.
An alignment page prints. Once the alignment sheet prints, your
automatic alignment is complete.
You may need to clean the print cartridge nozzles.
Using the operator panel
1
Load paper in the All-In-One.
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 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
Using the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center
1
Load plain paper in the All-In-One. 2 Click Start Programs Lexmark X5100 Series Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center.
3 Click the Maintenance tab.
4 From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
5 Click Print.
6 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
7 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
If the print quality does not improve after cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles, dried ink may be on the nozzles or contacts. To wipe the print
cartridge nozzles and contacts:
1 Remove the print cartridges.
2 Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
3 Hold the cloth against the gold nozzle area for about three seconds.
Gently blot and wipe dry in one direction (this prevents the colors in
the color cartridge from mixing).
4 Remove the old cartridges
5 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
6 Reinstall the print cartridges, and then print your document again.
7 If the print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print
nozzles up to two more times
8 If print quality is still unsatisfactory, replace your print cartridges.

Hope this helps.
Thanks
Have a good day.

Dec 01, 2009 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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It says


Hi,
I'm sorry you are having problems with your Lexmark printer.

Please ensure you are using the correct cartridge.

X3350:
Black 32
Color 33

X5470
Black:28
Color: 29

If you are using the correct cartridge for your machine you can try to do the following:

Cleaning the print nozzles: (X5470)
1 Load plain paper.
2 Press Copy Mode.
3 Press .
4 Press or repeatedly until Tools appears.
5 Press .
6 Press or repeatedly until Maintenance appears.
7 Press .
8 Press or repeatedly until Clean Cartridges appears.
9 Press .
A page prints, forcing ink through the print cartridge nozzles to clean them.
10 Print the document again to verify that the print quality has improved.
11 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the nozzles up to two more times.
Wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts:
1 Remove the print cartridges.
2 Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
3 Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.
4 Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and
then wipe in the direction shown.
5 With another clean section of the cloth, repeat step 3 and step 4.
6 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
7 Reinsert the print cartridges.
8 Print the document again.
9 If the print quality does not improve, clean the print nozzles. For more information, see “Cleaning the print
cartridge nozzles” on page 92.
10 Repeat step 9 up to two more times.
11 If print quality is still not satisfactory, replace the print cartridges.
If you are still getting the incorrect cartridge message it would be best to return the cartridge and exchange it for a new one.
Thanks
Catherine

Mar 03, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I bought two new cartridges for my printer but the printer prints funny. there is no color and the black appears faded. my printer is about 2 years old. have any ideals?


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

please rate this and good luck.

Jan 30, 2009 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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