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Not printing any black, even on the test sheet. Have tried installing a new cartridge but still not working. maybe the carrier unti is faulty??

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I have just installed a new black cartridge and when I try to print the printer says 'left cartridge missing'. It is not missing and is installed correctly. If I override the command the print


Please remove the cartridges from the printer. Take a dry lint free paper towel and gently wipe the contacts on the back of the cartridge (not the bottom from where ink is present). Wipe the contacts inside the printer (on cartridge carrier). Please snap the cartridges back into the cartridge carrier and please try to print a printer self test.
Good Luck!!!!

Feb 19, 2013 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Just put in a new black cartridge and it wont print anything. Keeps saying alignment problem and prints a bunch of tourquoise designs in stripes. got the alignment note to go away but still nothing on...


It could be that one of your cartridges are not seated well in the carrier or one of your cartridges are faulty or just needs cleaning:
  1. Open the printer cover.
  2. Remove both cartridges from the printer.
  3. Close the printer cover.
  4. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.
  5. When the printer turns on, re-insert one cartridge first. Close the cover.
  6. Check for any errors.
  7. If no error appears, re-insert the other cartridge.
  8. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear. Or you could also insert a different known working cartridge to determine if the other is faulty.

Jul 27, 2011 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I installed both a color and black cartridege but its telling me black cartridge is missing. I removed tape from both catridges and they are both placed in correct carrier.


It could be that your black cartridge needs cleaning. On your printer operator panel, press Options -> Maintenance -> Clean Cartridges. Your printer will then print a test page forcing ink through your cartridge nozzles. Try to print your document again to check if black cartridge is working now. If not, you could try to insert a different known working cartridge to determine if the other is faulty.

Apr 04, 2011 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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All of a sudden, my hp 3320 printer will not print black. I changed the printer to test that and the other one won't print anything. I put in a new black cartridge, nothing. The color works. I uninstalled...


Good day!maybe a problem with the carrier of your cartridges..it cannot print black anymore..maybe there are inks that blocked the cartridge from flowing inside the carrier which called printer head..i think you may replace a printer head if any testing is not effective.

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Mar 29, 2010 | HP DeskJet 3320 InkJet Printer

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Carrier stall


The encoder strip is most likely the problem. Unplug the power from the printer. Open the front cover and move the cartridge carrier to the center. You should see a white ribbon cable, a thin plastic strip and a black belt with teeth.

The thin plastic strip is the encoder strip. It rides in a sensor on the back of the cartridge carrier that you will not be able to see. Reach in with the first finger of either hand and carefully strum the strip as if playing a guitar.

The strip will need to be lowered slightly and brought towards you slightly. Please be careful not to break the strip or your printer will not function. Once you believe the strip is set correctly, plug the power back and try printing the self test.

To self-test the printer, please follow the steps given below:

1. Press the "Menu" button 10 times. It should then read "Maintenance" on the printer's display screen.
2. Press the "Select" button once. You should then see "Cartridges" displayed on the printer screen.
3. Press the "Right Arrow" button 3 times, which then brings you to the "Self-Test" option.
4. Press the "Select" button once. It should print out a sheet of paper with horizontal color and black lines and smaller vertical lines.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues and we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.  
If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Oct 03, 2009 | Lexmark X85 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Alignment problem hardware error 0502. Printer is an X6150.Can n


The encoder strip is most likely the problem. Unplug the power from the printer. Open the front cover and move the cartridge carrier to the center. You should see a white ribbon cable, a thin plastic strip and a black belt with teeth.

The thin plastic strip is the encoder strip. It rides in a sensor on the back of the cartridge carrier that you will not be able to see. Reach in with the first finger of either hand and carefully strum the strip as if playing a guitar.

The strip will need to be lowered slightly and brought towards you slightly. Please be careful not to break the strip or your printer will not function. Once you believe the strip is set correctly, plug the power back and try printing the self test.

To self-test the printer, please follow the steps given below:

1. Press the "Options" button 9 times. "Maintenance/Align" should now appear in the display screen.
2. Press the "Right Arrow (+)" until "Test" appears.
3. Press "Select."

You should see text followed by a thick 1-inch black bar. Under this bar, should be a process gray bar about a 1/2-inch thick. Below this line should be a set of railroad like bars of cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with only the color cartridge installed. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

If it slams to the left again, the strip is not yet set correctly.

If you cannot repair the strip, please contact Lexmark tech support for further assistance.

Oct 01, 2009 | Lexmark X6150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Print cartridge missing


Please remove the cartridges from the printer. Take a dry lint free paper towel and gently wipe the contacts on the back of the cartridge (not the bottom from where ink is present). Wipe the contacts inside the printer (on cartridge carrier). Please snap the cartridges back into the cartridge carrier.

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Please turn OFF the printer.
2. Press and hold the "Color copy" button.
3. Now, turn ON the printer.
4. Once you see "0" on the display, release the "Color copy" button.
5. Press the Up arrow button until "2"appears on the display.
6. Press the "Black copy" button to start the self test. Once the page has printed, the printer will stop printing.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed by itself. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let me know.


If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, let us know. This includes any print quality issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Apr 13, 2009 | Lexmark X2650 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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CATRIDGE ERRIOR


Please remove the cartridges from the printer. Take a dry lint free paper towel and gently wipe the contacts on the back of the cartridge (not the bottom from where ink is present). Wipe the contacts inside the printer (on cartridge carrier). Please snap the cartridges back into the cartridge carrier.

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Please press the "Options" button 10 times. "Cartridges" should now appear in the display screen.
2. Press the "Left Arrow" button once, which then brings you to the "Self-Test" option.
3. Press the "Select" button once. You will hear a series of clicks.
4. It should print out a sheet of paper with horizontal color and black lines and smaller vertical lines.

You should see text followed by a thick 1-inch black bar. Under this bar, should be a process gray bar about ½-inch thick. Below this line should be a set of railroad like bars of cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Should this test fail, try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with the color cartridge installed. (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed.) If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues, we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Apr 09, 2009 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My black ink cartridge


Follow the articles


1 Make sure the printer is on.
2 Lift the scanner unit until the scanner support keeps it open.
The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position.
3 Squeeze the tabs on the cartridge lids, and then lift the lids.
4 Remove the old cartridges.
5 Remove the stickers and transparent tape from the bottom of the cartridges.
6 Insert the new cartridge. Make sure the color print cartridge is
secure in the left carrier and then snap the lid closed.
If you are installing a black print cartridge, make sure that it is
secure in the right carrier, and then snap the lid closed.
7 Lift the scanner unit and push the scanner support back while
lowering the scanner unit until it is completely closed.

clean the black cartridge maybe dry up and fix it firmly. touching to the holder.

verify that the new black cartridge is not empty. else clean the pin touching to the holder.

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Test sheets will print, but nothng I try to print works


Remove the 1610 printer using add remove programs adn the reload it. Sound like software rather than hardware

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