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Not showing ink on paper

I have installed my x5150 on my laptop but when I print it is so light you can't see anything. The ink cartridges are showing almost full for black and completely full for color

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  • Fayeoh Apr 03, 2008

    To 1B4G2008. Thanks for the comment. Yes I did a test page but it doesn't print. I have also tried wiping the cartridges on a wet fabric (found this suggestion under cleaning the cartridges) but it didn't solve the problem. I called Lexmark and they said to buy new cartridges so...I went to do that but discovered that the cartridges cost more than a new printer that did everything this printer does. Since is is an old printer, my solution is to put it in the garage sale my sister is having and buy a new printer.

  • MarjiMcav Apr 11, 2008

    I just installed new cartridges and only the color is working. I have taken the black one out several times and put it back in. The options button shows the cartridge is full, but it doesn't print at all.

  • sandrarafal Jul 19, 2008

    I have a similar problem. My printer works OK on "Normal" or "Best" settings for black only. It will not print color on any setting and prints almost invisible text and graphics in black on the "Quick" print setting. I have had this printer for about four years, and this problem has developed gradually over the last few weeks.



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You do a test page?

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Cartridge Error message on our Lexmark X5150

The Lexmark machines are designed to kick out anything it suspects may be refilled. If your old cartridge has bad print nozzles this may be tripping the error. Printers are typically for sensitive with their color cartridges anyway because the manufacturers make more money on the color ones. You can try looking around the settings on the machine and in the printer preferences to see if you can tell it to ignore the ink levels and see if you can continue to print.

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Anytime your All-In-One has a problem, make sure:
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• The scanner is unlocked.
• You removed the stickers, transparent tape, and foam from the bottom of the print cartridges. For help, see page 39.
• The paper is loaded correctly.
• You installed both of the print cartridges. The Lexmark X5100 Series will only work if you have both cartridges installed. For help installing the cartridges, see page 38 in your manual.

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If not printing anything go to printer properties and print a test page. If nothing visible replace cartridge. Cartridges known for drying up when not frequently used. Use cotton swab with rubbing alchohol to clean any dried ink from ports and reciever.

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Try printing a test page from the printer. If you have the same problem, your cartridge is cloged or bad.

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We reciently bought new ink cartriges and now when we try to print nothing is printed. There are no error messages on anything either....the paper just comes out blank. We also tried changing the ink...

Try reseating both ends of the printer cable.

Assure that there is nothing in the cartridge carriage to block the contacts and/or cause a seating issue.


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I bought a replacement color ink cartridge for my x5150 inket printer. The computer shows that the color ink is full, but I can't get any color ink to print out.

remeber to remove the tefflon that was used to cover
the ink nozzle.then u can remove the ink & clean the printing head gently with soft tisseu paper.
then u can use a fresh tissue paper & gently press it on the nozzle ,the three colours must show on the paper if not the nozzle might have get problem. u can as well shake the catridge to feel the pressence of any ink inside.

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Lexmark X5150 printer (serial #10450991811): Error message reads "color cartridge missing." It is not. With the last cartridge, printing was light and scattered; could not print anything...

Went to online chat with Lexmark. FREE.

They offered to replace cartridges as they felt the ink was dried out in one, and the ink jets in the other were damaged.

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Lexmark x5150

Your ink cartridges have dried out. Replace the black to confirm this prognostication and, if black works, replace color also. If you are into refilling ink cartridges youself try soaking the black one in 91% rubbing alcohol in a small ziploc type bag for several days. when the alcohol becomes ink colored, remove the cartridge from the baggie, dry it with tissue paper, reinstall it in the printer and up to 3 times run a clean the nozzles page until it prints a solid black line. Repeat with the color cartridge. Good luck.


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Lexmark x5150 color printing issues

Sometimes ,poor print quality may be due to ink build up in the maintenance station ..

Your ink cartridges stay in the maintenance station when not in use. Depending on the printer model, the maintenance station may be located on the right or left side of the printer. NOTE: You do not need to remove the cover in order to access the maintenance station.

To access the wiper for cleaning purposes:
Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
Move the ink cartridge carrier to the left by gripping the top of the rubber carrier belt and gently pulling it across towards the right-hand side of the printer.
Take a warm, damp paper towel or napkin and gently clean the wiper on the right-hand side of the maintenance station.

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