Question about Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

1 Answer

Lexmark printer model x1185

I installed a new color cartridge, but my printer does not acknowledge that there is any color ink. I will still print in color, but doesn't look right.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 390 Answers
Re: lexmark printer model x1185

I have the same model, and i love it. I know this sounds dumb, but if this is your first refil, did you remove the plastic orange protection tape on cartridge. I know people who forget to do this. If this does not apply....I think your printheads may be clogged with built up ink. You need to manually clean the printhead for colour ink. Use proper cleaning solution and cotton buds, remove colour cartridge, and lay it sideways on paper towel to avoid ink spillage. Now clean down where cartridge sits, until no colour comes out anymore, clean where the cartridge gold part touches the back, but not with solution but with an unscented baby wipe! Now, let it air dry, pick up cartridge careful not to put you fingers on any gold part as oils in our fingers contaminate it. fold a baby wipe in a square, and place ink face on cartridge firmly on it for a few moments. Move it away and you should have 3 little joined boxes of each colour in a neat vertical line. Clear and bright colour, This says cartridge is fine. Replace it as usual. Remeber to reset your ink levels and run alignment if you like. Print a test page to see if it is normal now.

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My printer does not acknowledge presence of ink cartridges.will only print in black

It could be that the color cartridge is not seated properly or just needs cleaning.
Try to re-seat your color ink cartridge. Open the printer cover > remove the color cartridge > re-insert the color cartridge and make sure it's properly seated > close the printer cover. Try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.

If that doesn't help, the problem could be due to a clogged print cartridge nozzle. Please follow the steps below to fix print quality issues with your model:

  1. On your computer, go to Start menu.
  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Lexmark Z600 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center / All-In-One Center.

From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page forcing ink through to clean the print cartridge nozzles.

After printing the test page, try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Feb 04, 2012 | Lexmark Z600 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

I ddon't know how to get the printer to recognize the color ink that I have installed. The printer will not print.

Make sure you are inserting the correct cartridge for your model. Try to clean the print cartridge nozzles using the computer. Load plain paper. Open the Lexmark Solution Center (go to Start, Programs, Lexmark 1100 Series, Lexmark Solution Center). From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through to clean the clogged nozzles. Try to print your file again and check it's properly printing now.

May 04, 2011 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

1 Answer

New print cartridge not printing

-detached the cartridge
-wipe the cartrdge well
-attached it back(make sure you put it in its proper way the black and color cartrged)
-unplug the switch and cable of the printer
-try print

Thank you

Nov 14, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

2 Answers

My lexmark X1185 all in one printer will not print color.

did you make sure that you pulled all of the tape off the bottom of the cartridge. next recheck your settings. they will not return to normal themselfs

Jun 09, 2008 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One Scan/Copy/Fax and...

1 Answer

Lexmark X1185 does not print in colors

Please do not cartridge positions this may damage ur printer ,check if the cartridge has ink in it..

Windows 20001.gif / XP:

Go to Start, Settings, Printers1.gif. (Windows XP: Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes).
Right click on the printer icon and select Properties.
Click Printing Preferences.
Click on the Quality/Copies tab.
un check mark Print Color images1.gif in black and white.
Click Apply and then OK.

This start ur printer to printer to print in colour

Mar 05, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

3 Answers

Lexmark X1185 won't Print Color

On your printer, there is a clean print head adjustment,it is in your menus on the printer itself, It should also be on your print driver in properties. I would try running that up to 5 times before proceding to anything else.
Check and be sure the cartridge expiration date is not exceded. The liquid ink cartridges have an expiration dates. Even though the cartridge is new, Do not rule out a bad or for some reason dryed out cartridge or blocked port at the bottom. If it is indeed brand new and you have the receipt, I honetsly would suspect the cartridge itself.
Ok now, we tried the print head cleaning, and a second cartridge.
Next, I would remove the cartridge, turn the printer off and lightly, very lightly dampn a dusfree cloth with some alcohol, and where the cartridge is located, clean those contacts. reinsert the cartridge and see what happens.
Lastly, you can unplug the printer, remove the cartridges, and place a paper towel under the area where the cardtidge latches in, and dribble in a soapy cleaner, like fantastic, because those inks will dry out in the ports and not allow the ink to flow properly, If you do that, wipe all the excess cleaner up and leave the printer off for an hour or two to allow any remaining liquid to evaporate. Don't use a lot, but trickle it in until you see the ink start to wash out and all the ink is removed.
Take your time, and go from easiest to more difficult. I think that is the process I presented.

Feb 18, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

1 Answer

Lexmark X1185 printer will not print color......everything else works fine

the ink is clogged not the cartridge but were the ink feeds into the printer. there should be a cleaner tab in the printer preference tab if available

Jan 08, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

1 Answer

Printer wont print color????

Possibly a bad cartridge, bring it back and get you a new one, if it still doesnt work its possible there is an obsticle in the cart. holder blocking the contacts.

Sep 14, 2007 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet Logo

53 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Lexmark Printers & Copiers Experts

Roopesh S
Roopesh S

Level 2 Expert

228 Answers

Sanath Kumar V

Level 3 Expert

684 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Are you a Lexmark Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides