Question about Compaq Inkjet IJ650 Printer
I have had this IJ650 for a while. It was in storage for about three years with the black and color cartridges in it (oops).
I now have it successfully installed to my Windows XP PC and it responds appropriately to printing jobs - the right amount of paper feeds through and I can hear the printer carriage moving in a rhythm consistent with what should appear on the page.
There is a problem--no ink is put on the paper. I changed out both ink cartridges with no change in behavior. I suspect that the inkjets may have become clogged/damaged during storage with the cartridges installed, but welcome other opinions.
(1) If clogged jets is likely my problem, how do I fix it?
(2) If it is something else, what next?
(3) Is this printer as outdated as I suspect?
(4) If so, what is a good new printer that is simple and reliable?
Thank you for your help.
Try replacing the ink cartridges with new ones. Check to see if the contacts that touch the gold plates on the cartridge are dirty and if they are use rubbing alcohol to clean them. Check ebay for cheap cartridges as the official cartridges are not worth it for a printer this old. If that fails to fix the problem then throw the printer away. With a print speed of 1 ppm color at high quality setting you might as well get a cheap canon printer. Lexmark printers ink cartridges tend to clog easily which is why your compaq (Which is a lexmark in disguise) clogged.
Hope this helps
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PS i recommend the CANON PIXMA ip3500
Posted on May 01, 2008
Same printer model with same problem as previously listed, printer goes through the motions but "no ink on page"!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hi There, This printer is a Reamed LEXMARK Printer. they have all the printer inks for this unit on
you can get high yield and twin packs here as well for the Color and Black cartriges.
if you are outside of Australia the ink tanks should be named the same just a different price so for the BLACK INK its a
Lexmark No 16 Black Ink Cartridge 10N0016
and for the colour ink its a
Lexmark No 26 Colour Ink Cartridge 10N0026
Hope this Helps
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