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Any colour print is flooded with blue ink

Every time I try to print anything with colour in it the coloured part of the print is flooded with blue ink. Black text is fine.

I have hooked up another X5150 using the same cartriges and the same thing happens.

The cartriges had been fine until this suddenly started happening.

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Sounds like a bad cartridge and it will be about empty by now anyway.
You can clean the contacts on the cartrdge gently with a pencil eraser.
If it does this with a new cartridge you should uninstall and reload your device with the latest drivers from the website.
Lexmark is notorious for poor driver support.
Good luck! Jidza

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Holding the cartridge upright and press down gently onto a paper towel.

The colour cartridge
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If so... leave print head sitting on a paper towel for a few mins until the correct colours appear.



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So to preven inkjet ink from clogging print something every 10 days if you dont have anything to print, use something like these test prints

PRINT TEST SHEETS FOR USE WITHMagic Inkjet Flush

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