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Not printing My Lexmark has 2 fairly new replacement ink cartridges and it won't print. The page comes up blank after printing. It will go through the motions of printing but will produce a blank page. At first, the color one wouldn't print. Then after a couple weeks, now the black ink wont print. I have shaken them and I get ink out. I also tried soaking it in warm water. That didn't help either. Any ideas?

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  • nursenancy31 Mar 02, 2009

    This didn't work...at all....Not even close.
    What else could the problem be?
    The cartridges seem fine....but the paper is blank every time.


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