Question about Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

Printing I am very disgusted with my Compaq IJ300. I have tried to print something for several days. It looks like it is printing in triplicate. The page is very blurry and the ink is dark. It is a new cartridge. I am trying to print out a resume for a new job, but I can't send it like this.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 41 Answers

Sadly, Compaq printers (rebranded low-end Lexmarks, the X11 in your case) were not robust at all. Since they were originally created to be a free pack-in for new home PC's, they were not really meant to be used for more than a year or so. It sounds like there is some build up around the jet area, this build up will smudge around when printing. You can try to clean it out with a few cotton swabs although if you aren't careful, some cotton fibers might join in the mess. Another trick I have done in the past is run a piece of cardstock through the printer a few times. Sometimes the extra thick paper will help scrape off excess inks.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Printer ceased printing,renewed cartridge,followed all recommended processes.but it produces blank return.tried on several computers,can it be a head problem? I need to print floppy disc content Any advice...

The first 2 things I would do are check that you are using genuine Canon cartridges and run a head clean on the printer.

Head cleaning options are usually available under printing preferences for the device.

Mar 21, 2014 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

The print size changed from regular sized to very small. What can I do?

try printing a test page from the properties menu of the printer and see what happens.If it's alright thenit;s what you printed that cause the reduction

Oct 07, 2009 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

The print is in triplicate overlaying itself

your printer catridge has been faulty. pls reolace it.

Aug 17, 2009 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

Triple vertical printing with Z11

Here's what worked for me: (I'm using a black ink cartridge, but my 'printer properties' were set for a color cartridge, thus basically sending a '3-color signal' to my printer; making it print in triple vertical.)
Go to Settings > Control Panel > Printers. Right click on your printer, and click Properties. Click the Cartridge Maintenance tab, then click Install / Change Cartridge. Select the cartridge you are using in the drop-down list, and click Continue. Print an Alignment Page. If this dosen't work, close everything and try it again: I had to do it twice to get mine to work. Hope this helps!

Apr 27, 2009 | Lexmark JetPrinter Z11 InkJet Color...

1 Answer

Print from DOS

Try Start --> Programs --> MS DOS

or Start --> Run --> enter CMD

this will take you to a DOS screen

To print a file use the type command and pipe it to LPT1
e.g. type myfile.log > lpt1

Feb 16, 2009 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

Compaq ij300

cartridge setting was on color changed that to black and problem was fixed

Jun 22, 2008 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

Black cartridges won't print. Color cartridge works.

Why dont you go to the store that you bought the printer from and ask one of there people there fix the problem..

Dec 28, 2007 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

Will not stop printing

As above my printer will not stop printing. As long as it as paper it continues to run paper though.

Sep 11, 2007 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

3 Answers

Printing Problems

My compaq ij300 was doing the same thing. I removed the cartridge, took a kleenex and wiped the back of the cartridge until it was completely dry and shiny looking...until no more ink would come off on the kleenex. Replaced the cartridge and aligned it using the printing software. I didn't use the test page, just typed a one-line document and hit Print. That took care of the problem.

Dec 20, 2006 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

1 Answer

Printer prints each line 3 times

There are a number of possible reasons for the problem you are experiencing: 1. The printer head might need alignment - use the printer?s software to align the heads 2. Does the problem occur with different cartridges? Try with an old cartridge before opening a new one. 3. If the ink is smeared you might want to clean the printer - make sure no hair or dust balls inside.

Aug 23, 2006 | Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer Logo

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Compaq Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2022 Answers

Ricky Ostrom
Ricky Ostrom

Level 2 Expert

274 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Compaq Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides