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Lexmark Optra Rn+ printer just put in new cartridge switched on and self test says the following :- 30 Top cover open or print cartridge missing,it worked last time it was used but ink was very faint what's wrong and how do I fix it?

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the printer heads probably need cleaning. If you go to control panel>printers and scanners> right click the printer you are using> click in properties, there should be an option there for maintenance. Choose clean print heads. When the heads have been cleaned print out the result. If this has improved but is still a bit faint repeat the steps until the page is clearly readable.

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SNAP the cover up...literally....SNAP it up...gently lifting it into place does NOT activate the cartridge alignment. Make sure the power is on...LIFT UP THE LID QUICKLY SNAPPING IT INTO PLACE...the cartridge then moves into the middle..

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I have the same problem, but the error only occurs when I try to print a .pdf file (Adobe Reader) using the "Lexmark Optra SC 1275 PS" driver. For some reason the PS driver didn't like .pdf files! My solution was to always print .pdf files using the alternative " Lexmark Optra SC 1275 (MS)" driver, which Lexmark also offers on its website.

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The Hp deskjet 932c went to the far left position and the light is flashing. That is supposed to mean its out of color ink but its not. I uninstalled the software and reinstalled. It will start to print a...


Follow each of these steps until the problem is resolved:

  • Print a printer self-test by holding the power button down with a pencil and opening and closing the top cover four times.

  • Check the nozzle self-test pattern in the self-test print out. If one or more of the solid rectangular areas are missing, an electrical contact problem may be present

  • Remove and then reinsert the print cartridge(s) into the printer.

  • Print the document.


  • Try printing again. If the problem continues, replace the print cartridges.

Aug 04, 2010 | HP DeskJet 932c InkJet Printer

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Hp color laserjet 2840 - prints one page in color, next in black & white. Yellow ink cartridge light blinking. Says "replace supply, using black only". Yellow wasn't showing as low previously.


Follow each of these steps until the problem is resolved:

Print a printer self-test by holding the power button down with a pencil and opening and closing the top cover four times.
Check the nozzle self-test pattern in the self-test print out. If one or more of the solid rectangular areas are missing, an electrical contact problem may be present.
Remove and then reinsert the print cartridge(s) into the printer.
Print the document.
If the problem persists, follow the steps listed above for cleaning the print cartridges and print cartridge cradle.
Try printing again. If the problem continues, replace the print cartridges.

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Jun 18, 2010 | HP LaserJet 2840 Printer

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I have a lexmark x8350 all in one.there is a color missing error


Hi,

Trying cleaning the contacts on the cartridge and clean the contacts on the printer use a dry tint paper towel to clean the contacts. Then try to reinstall the cartridge using the software. Next, lets try to print the self test.
Begin by disconnecting the power supply from the wall (not the back of the printer) for at least "30 seconds." This is essential. Then plug the printer back in and follow these steps:
1. Press the "Copy" button.
2. Press the "Menu" button.
3. Press the down arrow button once or until the screen displays "Maintenance."
4. Press the check mark button to select the "Maintenance" menu.
5. Press the down arrow button three times until the screen displays "Print Test Page."
6. Press the check mark button to select this. The Self-Test will start 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. (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.


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May 21, 2010 | Lexmark X8350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error code 1200 is showing?? help!!


The error 1200 indicates that the cartridge carrier is stuck inside the printer. Please follow the steps given below:
1. Unplug all cables from the back of the printer.
2. Open the front cover and look above the steel rod. You should see a black belt with rubber teeth on it. (On some models, the cartridge access is very small, but the belt should still be visible.)
3. Take the top part of the belt and move it gently to the right. The cartridges should come towards the center.
4. If the cartridges will not move, tilt the printer on its back and try moving the belt again.
5. If it still will not move, try putting your finger inside the area where the cartridges are stuck (with the printer still on its back), and push them firmly against the cartridge carrier holder while you move the belt with your other hand.
6. Once the cartridges are in the middle, snap them firmly into the cartridge carrier. Note: Make sure that these cartridges are the correct models for your printer. Once the cartridges are seated properly, they should not become loose inside the carrier.
7. Plug all the connections back in and power the printer up.
8. Open the front cover again to see if the cartridges slide to the center.
You should then try to self-test the printer. The self-test allows us to rule out software and the cable by testing the hardware by itself. Please note that this is not a "fix," but rather a diagnostic test to determine if your hardware is at fault.
Please begin by disconnecting the power supply from the wall (not the back of the printer) for at least "30 seconds." Then plug the printer back in and follow these steps:
Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:
1. Press the "Copy" button once.
2. Press the "Options" button 11 times until the screen reads "Maintenance."
3. Press the "Left Arrow(-)" button until the screen reads "Maintenance: Self Test."
4. Press "Select."
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, 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 01, 2009 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Getting error message 1203


The error 1200 indicates that the cartridge carrier is stuck inside the printer. Please follow the steps given below:
1. Unplug all cables from the back of the printer.
2. Open the front cover and look above the steel rod. You should see a black belt with rubber teeth on it. (On some models, the cartridge access is very small, but the belt should still be visible.)
3. Take the top part of the belt and move it gently to the right. The cartridges should come towards the center.
4. If the cartridges will not move, tilt the printer on its back and try moving the belt again.
5. If it still will not move, try putting your finger inside the area where the cartridges are stuck (with the printer still on its back), and push them firmly against the cartridge carrier holder while you move the belt with your other hand.
6. Once the cartridges are in the middle, snap them firmly into the cartridge carrier. Note: Make sure that these cartridges are the correct models for your printer. Once the cartridges are seated properly, they should not become loose inside the carrier.
7. Plug all the connections back in and power the printer up.
8. Open the front cover again to see if the cartridges slide to the center.
You should then try to self-test the printer. The self-test allows us to rule out software and the cable by testing the hardware by itself. Please note that this is not a "fix," but rather a diagnostic test to determine if your hardware is at fault.
Please begin by disconnecting the power supply from the wall (not the back of the printer) for at least "30 seconds." Then plug the printer back in and follow these steps:
Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:
1. Press the "Copy" button once.
2. Press the "Options" button 11 times until the screen reads "Maintenance."
3. Press the "Left Arrow(-)" button until the screen reads "Maintenance: Self Test."
4. Press "Select."
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, 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.

Aug 20, 2009 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have just change printer cartridge, the display is now showing printer error 1203 followed by cartridge missing could you assist me with this issue please


Hi!

To resolve the printer error 1203 on your Lexmark X5470 All-In-One (AIO) Inkjet Printer, you need to perform the following tasks---

Power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Wait 30 seconds, then reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on. if the error message return then continue to print a test page. If the test page prints, the error is resolved. If still the power persists then you need to open the top cover of the AIO and remove both cartridges from the AIO. After that power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Wait 30 seconds, then reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on and if the error message return then there is a hardware problem with the printer. If error message not return then you need to again power off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on. Open the top cover of the AIO and insert the color cartridge. Close the top cover. If the error message returns then you need to clean the cartridge contacts.

Again try to rest it by powering off the AIO and remove the power supply from the back of the unit. Reinsert the power supply and power the AIO on. Open the top cover of the AIO and insert the black/photo cartridge. Close the top cover. Now print a tests page. If the test page prints, the error is resolved.

Cleaning the Cartridge Contacts
1 Open the top cover of the AIO and remove the cartridges.
2 Remove the cartridges. Clean the cartridge contacts and the AIO carrier contacts.

Checking the Cartridge
To see if the cartridge is defective, replace it with either a new cartridge or a known good cartridge from another printer of this type.
1. Turn the printer/All-In-One off and unplug the power cable from the outlet.
2. Open the printer/All-In-One lid so that the cartridge carrier can be accessed.
3. Remove the print cartridges. (For information on cleaning the cartridge contacts, click here.)
4. Using a dry, clean cloth wipe the carrier contacts gently from top to bottom.
5. Repeat Step 4 for the other cartridge slot (if applicable).
6. Reinsert the cartridges, slide the cartridge carrier to its original position, and close the printer/All-In-One lid.
7. Plug the printer/All-In-One back into the power outlet and turn it back on.

You should only follow the steps below to resolve a print quality problem if you have already attempted to solve the problem by printing a "Clean Print Nozzles" page.

Cleaning procedure - Remove the print cartridges. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with water. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the downward direction while keeping the print head in downward position on the cloth. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the upward direction of the print head.

With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps 2 through 4 above. Allow the nozzles and contacts to dry completely. Reinsert the print cartridges. Print the document again. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times.

If still the error message persists then you need to contact the Lexmark.

Please do rate this solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Jul 18, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error 1203


hi..

error 1203 means either or both cartridges have short circuited and needs replacement..

You will need to perform the following steps to find out which cartridge is defective:


1. With the printer turned ON, open the front cover and remove both cartridges from the printer.
2. Power the printer OFF and unplug the power cable for 30 seconds. Plug the power cable back in and turn ON the printer.
3. If the error message is now cleared from the printer, please perform the "Self-Test" by following the steps below:
{
1. Make sure the printer is in “Copy Mode.”
2. Press the “Menu” button once.
3. The screen will display “Copy Menu: Copies”.
4. Press the left arrow button once. The screen will display “Copy Menu: Tools”.
5. Press the check button once. The screen with read “Tools: Maintenance”.
6. Press the check button once. The screen with read “Maintenance: Ink Levels”.
7. Press the right arrow button until the screen reads “Maintenance: Print Test Page”.
8. Press the check button once. This will start the Self-Test. Once the page has printed, the printer will stop. The test is not continuous.
}

If the printer has detected a "Cartridge Missing" error, then please follow the steps given below:

1. Turn the power OFF.
2. Open the front cover.
3. Turn the power back ON. The print cartridge carrier should move to the install position located in the middle of the printer. If it does not, close and reopen the cover:
4. Reseat both cartridges in the printer and check for the error.
5. If the error still displays, then remove the color print cartridge.
6. Close the cover.
7. If there is no error indicated by flashing lights, the color cartridge has short-circuited.
8. However, if you continue to get an error, repeat steps 1-3, and then go to step 9.
9. Remove the black print cartridge and reinsert the color cartridge.
10. If there is no error indicated by flashing lights, the black cartridge has short-circuited.
11. If you continue to receive an error in both cartridge scenarios, both print cartridges have short-circuited.

Apr 23, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Color Cartridge Missing


Please follow the steps given below:
1 Turn the printer/All-In-One off and unplug the power cable from the outlet.
2 Open the printer/All-In-One lid so that the cartridge carrier can be accessed.
3 Remove the print cartridges.
4 Using a dry, clean cloth wipe the carrier contacts gently from top to bottom.
5 Repeat Step 4 for the other cartridge slot (if applicable).
6 Reinsert the cartridges, slide the cartridge carrier to its original position, and close the printer/All-In-One lid.
7 Plug the printer/All-In-One back into the power outlet and turn it back on.

Next, try to perform a Self test:

1 Press the Copy button on the operator panel once (this button is located under Mode).
2 Press the Options button ten times until Maintenance appears on the display.
3 Press the left arrow button (-) once. The display should now read Self Test Page.
4 Press Select. The printer will print a hardware test page.

Apr 04, 2009 | Lexmark X6170 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cartrige


Are you using a refilled cartridge or one that was not manufactured by Lexmark?

Sorry for the bad news that follows.
Extracted from Lexmark’s web site: www.lexmark.com
Lexmark End User Statement of Limited Warranty for Supplies
Lexmark International, Inc. Lexington, KY
Not Covered:
Warranty Service does not include repair or exchange when the problem results from accident, disaster, misuse, abuse, non-Lexmark modification (including refilling, tampered with in any way or remanufacturing), improper storage, malfunctioning equipment, laser print cartridges which are simply empty as a result of normal use, or normal wear and tear. Character or page yield is also not covered by warranty service, as it is influenced by customer application, printer contrast settings, operating environments, printer condition, and paper type.
Don

Jul 12, 2008 | Lexmark Optra T616 Laser Printer

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I have a lexmark x4550. It keeps saying "Cover OPen" and its closed


Error 30 Top Cover Open or Print Cartridge Missing Make sure the spring-mounted pin on the print head shroud is installed properly and that it is detected by the ramp on the print cartridge as the cover closes. The pin should enter the tower on the HVPS and depress the cover switch.

Different printer, similar issue. May help.

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