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Lexmark All in one printer

It will print color but not black and white. I don't have a manual since it was inherited, and can't even find where the print cartridges are. If there are print cartridges they are well hidden!

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  • snarly Mar 27, 2008

    It was very helpful, I appreciate the help.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    is the 1185 same as 1100, because I down loaded 1100 software, and it just will not print from my vista laptop.

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Looks like you may need to replace the black cartridge.
usually when you open the cover of your printer, cartridge carrier will move to the center. that's where the cartridges are, you can open it buy pushing it down and release it.

you can also checked lexmark site for this

check out this link too.
x1185 and x1100 are most likely the same.

http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/x1100/eng/ug.pdf

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