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Where to place the ink cartridges & how to connect to tower.

The problem is:  I just purchased a Z1300 printer and I don't know which cartridge goes where.  I placed the black in the right holder abd the color un the left.  Is this correct?


How or where do I connect the printer to the tower?

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The black goes in the grey slot and the color in the purple

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Just need to know how to put in black ink in the z1300

Follow these steps on how to install the cartridge: 1. Make sure the printer is on. 2. Lift the access cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the printer is busy. 3. Press down on the left cartridge carrier lever to raise the cartridge carrier lid. 4. Remove the used print cartridge(if you are replacing). Insert the new black cartridge in the left carrier. 5. Snap the lid closed.

Sometimes the ink cartridge carrier won't automatically move to its loading position even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Follow the steps below:

1. Unplug the printer from the power source.

2. With the cover open, hold the solid white strip that connects from the carrier assembly to the ink cartridge carrier and gently slide the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.

3. Remove the used cartridge.

4. Load the new black cartridge. Close the cover.

5. Plug the printer back to the power source.

Apr 29, 2011 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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I have a Lexmark Z1300 printer. The cartridges are half full or full and the printer sounds like it's printing, but the page is blank.

Make sure you are using the correct cartridges for your printer. Try to remove your cartridges from your printer. Close the cover. Unplug and replug your printer into th power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reinsert your cartridges. If that doesn't help, try to clean the print cartridge nozzles. Open the Lexmark Solution Center on your computer -> From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Click Print. A page will then be printed, forcing ink through the print cartridge nozzles to clean them.

Mar 27, 2011 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lexmark Z1300 will not recognize replacement ink cartridge.

Are you sure it's the correct one? Try another cartridge. Sometimes even new or especially remanufactured ones cause problems. Also make sure that the contacts on the cartridge and in the printer are clean and no debris is in the way.

Mar 15, 2009 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Yes it will. I got a 34. The software wont reset the ink level tho. Nad it will keep throwing up but ink pop ups. But it will print. Buy refill it ...stick that in Lexmarks eye.

Oct 22, 2008 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lexmark Z1300 Printer

Buy, and refill #34 cart. for black, and click close, then continue on the pop ups, and it will print.

Oct 01, 2008 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lexmark z1300 printer - one cartridge

if you look at the options in the printer there should be an option to use the color cartridge to print black. How does this work? Well what the printer will do is mix all three colors to make a light black. This will eat up your color cartridge faster but is useful when you are out of black ink and you need to print

Apr 23, 2008 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Ink levels on lexmark z1300

I bought this same printer and after trying numerous things to refill the cartridges (which are detailed at, I have concluded that if you are using black cartridge #28 and/or color cartridge #29 you cannot refill because these are the "return program" cartridges. These specific cartridges cannot be refilled and technically any attempt to refill them is against Lexmark contract which you agreed to when you opened the sealed bag the cartridge came in.(Dont believe me? check the bag) I think the bag also said that there can be criminal charges filed against you if you refill these cartridges but I seriously doubt that lexmark would go after you since it has never happened before. My recommendation is to purchase the more expensive 34 and 35 high yield cartridges which I believe but cannot confirm will let you refill. What did you expect from lexmark? This printer is sold at a loss and do you really think that they would sell you a printer so darn cheap and not expect to make that money back somehow? These printers are usually picked up by cheapskates (such as myself) who have no intention to buy any more cartridges other then the initial one. Well ive learned the hard way that lexmark as well as other printer companies are now fighting back. If you want cheap ink I hear that KODAK is selling a printer that is a bit more expensive then the other brands but has very cheap cartridges. Oh and If you did buy the high yield cartridges then please reply so I can update the thread on and let everyone know.

Hope this helps makes things a bit more clear. Thanks for reading!

Mar 27, 2008 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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I bought this same printer at wal-mart and for the price, it's desposable. When the price of a printer with a color cartridge is about the same as the price of the ink cartridge itself, then I'm happy if I can make it through the ink before it stops working. Mine won't power on anymore, but I don't feel screwed by Lexmark or Wal-Mart, I GOT WHAT I PAID FOR. If you want a better printer you have to pay for it.

Mar 27, 2008 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Lexmark z1300 ink jet cartridge refill instructions

Dec 08, 2007 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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Printer problem

Your printer is going to continue to send that error message, based on the fact that it doesn't matter if you have a full black cartridge, it's not going to print without the color cartridge wierd I know but that's how it works.

Oct 17, 2007 | Lexmark Z1300 InkJet Photo Printer

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