Question about Lexmark X1150 All-In-One InkJet Printer
My printer LEXMARK X1150 will not print like it use to. I have changed the ink,but the photo comes out mostly yellow.
The "Print Head" needs cleaning or replacement. It's the part that delivers the ink from the cartridge tank to the paper itself.Mostly caused by air entering the lines and making any residual ink cure.
Most newer printers only ever use 95% of the available ink before reporting tank is empty,and will not allow any printing to resume, preventing air being introduced to empty lines in the head.
Without Removing Anything
There's commercial products available, I guess a bit like using a head cleaning cassette in your VCR - I Have not tried any of these yet.
Use an empty ink cartridge Refilled with hot water and run the print head cleaning function.
( Dont worry , The paper will absorb the minute amount of water being dispersed.)
If that fails you should remove the print head cartridge most are pretty easy ,
LexMark X1150 X1185 and other similar models with the sensor strip running through the cartridge instructions are located at the following FixYA topic
Immerse it in warm-to hot water for a while or try using rubbing alcohol or similar Non-solvent based liquid.
Inspect the small rectangle shaped metal print head & surrounding copper track for dried ink , remove any with very gentle wiping taking care not to damage anything.
If it's beyond cleaning it will have to be replaced .Try ebay or the local print shop.
Posted on May 26, 2008
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