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Ink replacement fault

Lexmark x1180 printer i have replaced the ink cartridges and an error comes up saying no communication help ??

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Re: ink replacement fault

Did you use Lexmark brand cartridges? Sounds like the printer can't read the chip in the cartridge. Try cleaning the contact pads behind the cartridges and in the carriage with the eraser on a pencil.

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

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Mar 27, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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I've just put in all new inks and now ther is no comunication from my lap top to the printer. ive turned it off.. and the green light keeps flashing along with the orange intermittently,, Its driving to...


I suspect that the reason that there is no communication between your laptop and printer is because the printer will not switch online. This is further confirmed by one of the flashing lights. This is a standard feature if the built-in diagnostics of most current printers tells it that something is wrong.

Since as you posted/described "I've just put in all new inks and now..." was when the problem started, pls verify:
1. the ink cartridges are seated properly at their assigned slots;
2. most ink cartridges when new have a sticker cover of some sort to protect the electronic/contact pins. Pls verify that they were removed;
3. the cover/panel doors are securely lock in place;
4. verify that the USB cable/connectors are attached;
5. you have installed the correct model of ink cartridges, they are original and not generic/replacements/refills;
6. all others are where they should be, paper in tray, slides extended and nothing out of the ordinary;

If your concern has not been corrected after completion of the above procedures, pls post back with the brand and model of your printer. it might be of further help if you can post your laptop's brand & model as well as the operating system.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Mar 13, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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When was the last time you changed the black ink on the printer? If it's been a while then I would suggest you change it. If you recently have changed it then you can try pulling the cartridge out of the printer and giving it a small shake. Put the cartridge back in and run an alignment operation on the printer. You can do that through the printer utilities installed on your computer.

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I have replaced an ink jet cartridge but the light does not come on ; it doesnt recognise the cartridge although it is a genuine canon original.

unplog the the catridges & put it again.check printer properties.if it shows the catridge it's all ok.
else re install the printer.

Jan 31, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Unsupported printer cartridge

uninstall printer, reboot and then reinstall using the lexmark printer cd or downloaded drivers.

Mar 10, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Hi I have a Lexmark X63 and it says add left cartridge and will not print. I have however already done that. The computer says the printer is busy.

Try reinstalling the printer drivers and software, sometimes the printer does not communicate with your PC properly.

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Cannon Pixma 1600

Recheck that the ink is correctly inserted & protective tap has been removed. ( may sound lame but it is the most common problem). It would not be uncommon for the new cartridge right out of the box is also defective. Return & replace.

Jan 31, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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I need to know what kind of ink to use for my lexmark z32 printer and the model number


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#50 - black (17G0050)
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Hope this be of help. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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