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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.

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Re: Printing

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

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