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Sounds like a clogged print head. In the lexmark printer software there should be a maintenance tool where you can try and clean the print heads.
By the same token the X83 is about 10 years old and well past the life cycle of most ink jet printers so if the troubleshooting tools don't get it back in order, it will be cheaper to replace than to repair.
I realise these are not for your specific printer but there are others listed on both those sites as well.
cheaper cartridge problems have been on the rise recently and that is for ALL makes of printer.
If you try to clean the contacts be VERY careful cleaning contacts and ONLY use isopropynol on a lint free bud or cloth. Also be very gentle.
I have seen the contacts cleaned and cartridges ruined with other methods of cleaning. Rubbing too hard can also cause a badly set chip to move making it inoprable.
I dont like full prices replacements either which is why I always provide the links
I usually reccomend that people take back any cartridge that does not work right from the get-go.
I dont know of anyone who has had a problem doing that be it a shop refill or otherwise.
No matter if I paid $1 or $100 for a cartrdige I would still expect it to work
This is the problem with the cartridge if you brought original Lexmark cartridge you can get it exchanged as the cartridge is nay be defective and the cartridge comes with one year warranty...........................................
http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:95:0:0&framed=&docid=ENUS22722&relevance=0 Use the above link to trouble shoot the problem.
Error: "Carrier Stall" ID:470
To check the cartridge carrier:
1. Unplug the printer. 2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand and then take them out. 3. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier. Do you still receive a Carrier Stall error message? 4. If not, put the cartridges back into the carrier and snap them in at the back. The message should no longer appear.
If the power light on the printer is not blinking, the error message may be caused by a communication error. Do the following:
1. Remove any other devices attached to the USB/LPT port. 2. Uninstall the Lexmark printer. 3. Connect the printer directly to the PC and ensure that power is being supplied to the printer. 4. Reinstall the printer.
You can download the drivers from Lexmark website. If it is just the power cord, you may be able to find one from another piece of equipment that will work. But, if you lost the "brick" for the power supply that would be harder to replace.
A new printer would probably cost less than replacing the parts. You can get a new Lexmark All-In-One for $60-$99 dollars. The print quality on a new printer would be better, and the cartridges are less expensive.