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White lines appearing on print

Bought a new ink cartridge which was fine for about 4/5 pages of print then the wretched white lines started to appear.
Tried to reallign the cartridge and use the cleaning option several times - even reinstalled the s/w.
Had this issue before but usually the cleaning setting helps.

Can it be the cartridge or any other suggestions ?

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Clean the print nozzles as follows:

  1. Go to Start, Programs, Lexmark, Lexmark Solution Center (or Lexmark Control Program) and select the Cartridges tab.
  2. Select Cartridge Nozzles (or Clean Print Nozzles).
  3. Check the diagonal lines above and below the solid horizontal lines. The diagonal lines should be continuously solid from left to right, with no gaps.
  4. If there are gaps at the top that diminish at the bottom, run the Clean Print Nozzle page a few more times. If the gaps are gone, the Clean Print Nozzle page has probably resolved the problem.
  5. If the gaps still exist, you should unblock ("wick") the cartridges. See How to Unblock/Wick the Cartridge Nozzles.
    For additional help, refer to the following article: How to Clean the Maintenance Station .

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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