Question about Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies
New (to me) OS: Windows 7, 64 bit Uninstalled all old printer drivers Unplugged printer from both wall & USB port Downloaded correct driver from Lexmark (with some help from tech support--so pretty sure it's the correct one) and connected up printer when so instructed Changed printer cartridge--and checked with damp towel trick to make sure it had plenty of ink, not dried out, and surfaces clean. Printer cartridge goes back and forth as if printing (for test page), but paper comes out blank. Printer did print off of old OS as recently as 10 days ago, although the cartridge was getting low on ink--hence the change of cartridge. Did try putting in old cartridge, but still blank paper.
Regarding the Lex1 cartridge's no printing/severe fade (or similar) during printing, my answers are provided below:
For the poor print quality problem (degraded image quality) you are observing, we suggest you first visit the "Print Quality" page of the "General Information" section of the Inkjet 411 website and follow the suggestions provided: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432
A. 1. Cartridge & Printer maintenance should also be evaluated - ensure both ink cartridges and flexible driver contact cables (where the cartridge interfaces to the carriage inside the printer) are thoroughly clean: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519
A.2. Perform a hot-water flush on the suspect ink cartridge, refer to video procedure here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519
A.3. Run a quick test print to evaluate cartridge performance (i.e. 4-color test print):
For information on North American ink refill services (for Lexmark 1, 2 and 3 ink cartridges) at a major retailer near you (should you wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced Lexmark printer diagnosis procedures (advanced cartridge diagnostic tests/cartridge error bypass & printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Printer refuses to print black
Hi, I have question?
The ink that yuo are change are original epson cartidge ink?If yes , try to head cleaning twice and then nozzle check ,then the result of test print are soild in color are good , the unclean head having plenty spaces within the color in test print.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
microsoft logo is in colour and so its printing while everything else on test page is black so its not printing. the problem is common.you need to do automatic deep cleaning for the ink flow to start once you install new cartridges.go to printer maintanance option and click the option deep cleaning .it will pull out the ink in printer head and it will start working.sometimes also requires cleaning twice. thanks and do not forget to accept the solution.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
You may have to change the communication format called the "Spool format."
Please follow the steps given below to change the spool data format:
1. Click on "Start," "Control Panel," "Hardware and Sound" and "Printers."
2. Then, right click on the Lexmark printer icon and left click "Properties."
3. Either on the "Advanced" tab or the "General" tab for some models, there is a "Print Processor" button, left click it.
4. This is the spool format setting. Under "Print processor" it should be set to "Lexmark 2400 series print processor." Next, under "Default datatype," select "NT EMF 1.008."
5. Click "OK" and exit back out to your desktop.
6. Please try printing again.
If this does not help the situation, please describe any differences it does make.
Posted on May 09, 2009
The problem you are having is with the print head and not the printer. Unfortunately, with these canon print heads, they are not dated, so it is possible to install a print head that was bought new and sealed, but is still dried out because it is old.
Try running the print head through one deep cleaning cycle, this sometimes will start to get an old print head flowing.
Deep cleaning cycle can be found by going to PRINTERS , right clicking on the BJC icon, selecting PROPERTIES from the drop down menu, and then selecting the MAINTAINENCE tab.
Check to make sure that the ink tank in the print head isn't dry. Even a new print head can have a dry tank if it's old.
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
Testimonial: "You are CORRECT. I was using a new head/ink cartridge. Replaced with another one, and problem disappeared. Thank you for taking the time to respond"
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