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I have cartridges that say full, yet my printer won't print. At first it printed light, then not at all.

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Hello.

I'd suggest to clean the printheads. Open the cover, remove the print cartridges and clean the printhead contacts carefully with a q-tip and isopropyl alcohol (or hot water) until the contacts are clean.

If you still experience a problem, please provide more info, such as exact printer model, any noises or error messages.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    I cleaned the cartridges with rubbing alchohol and replaced. I tried to print but it came out extremely light.

  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    It is an X4270 Lexmark printer.

  • NinaE Jul 10, 2010

    Try cleaning the contacts where the cartridges connect.

  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    Are you there?



  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    Hi Nina,
    I cleaned the the connecting sides of the printer as you suggested and now it won't print at all.


  • NinaE Jul 10, 2010

    Here's some help from Lexmark Support:


    Maintaining your All-In-One


    1. Load paper.

    2. Click Start-
      Programs - Lexmark 4200 Series - Lexmark Solution Center.

    3. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal
      streaks
      .

    4. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the
      clogged nozzles to clean them.

    5. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has
      improved.

    6. If you are not satisfied with the print quality, continue with step 7, and then print your document again.


    7. Wipe the print cartridge nozzles and contacts:


    1. Remove the print cartridges.

    2. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.

    3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds,
      and then wipe

    4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth
      against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe

    5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps c through d.

    6. Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.

    7. Reinsert the print cartridges.

    8. Print your document again.



  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    Are you there?

  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    What are the nozzles?

  • NinaE Jul 10, 2010

    The hole where the ink comes out.

  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    Nozzles?

  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    Nina, it did get a bit better. I just have to figure out what are nozzles?

  • rightplay Jul 10, 2010

    I cannot stay on line any longer. I will contact FixYa tomorrow.

  • NinaE Jul 10, 2010

    OK. Here's more info about nozzles:


    Nozzles, often also called ‘jets’, are attached to the printhead. The purpose of the nozzle is to act as a
    channel for the ink as it goes from the ink tank to the paper


  • rightplay Jul 12, 2010

    Could the fullness Indicator Bar not be working and, perhaps, I just need a new black cartridge?

  • NinaE Jul 12, 2010

    If you are still experiencing a problem, then yes, change the cartridge.

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