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Hello Grannie,

You will need a printer USB cable to connect the printer to your computer. These cables a standard for all printers and look something like thisIT WON'T PRINT DO i NEED A USB CABLE IF SO WERE DO - patzky.jpg.
You should find a square like opening on the back of the printer to connect the cable.

As for the ink cartridges, I believe lexmark only requires either a color cartridge or a black cartridge to be installed. Use one of the two and the printer should work.



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I have a Lexmark Pinnacle Pro 901 printer and its set up to print using black ink only, but it keeps telling to replace color cartridges and it won't let me print at all, how do I print using blac

The printer would need all cartridges to have sufficient ink levels to continue printing - that's to prevent damaging the printhead. Every time a cartridge is replaced, all colors are primed simultaneously thus the need for all cartridges to have ink.

To save on your ink investment, try printing in draft mode and by making sure that your printing preferences is set to print using black ink only.

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The printer won't print. It says replace the color ink cartridge. All I want to do is print black and white.

You can only use the black ink cartridge without the color ink. But no need to replace them in your printer.
When you print just choose black and white for the printed text must be black not colored. But if you still received such notification...just try to replace the color ink cartridge to continue printing
Note: As per my experience. printer with exclusive black ink alone will damage the printer easily due to unbalance printing of ink

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Just need to know how to put in black ink in the z1300

Follow these steps on how to install the cartridge: 1. Make sure the printer is on. 2. Lift the access cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the printer is busy. 3. Press down on the left cartridge carrier lever to raise the cartridge carrier lid. 4. Remove the used print cartridge(if you are replacing). Insert the new black cartridge in the left carrier. 5. Snap the lid closed.

Sometimes the ink cartridge carrier won't automatically move to its loading position even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Follow the steps below:

1. Unplug the printer from the power source.

2. With the cover open, hold the solid white strip that connects from the carrier assembly to the ink cartridge carrier and gently slide the cartridge carrier to the center of the printer.

3. Remove the used cartridge.

4. Load the new black cartridge. Close the cover.

5. Plug the printer back to the power source.

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I have just put new ink cartridges into my Kodak ESP 3 printer and I have recieved the message that the printhead is missing or not installed properly. I have taken out the printhead and put it back in but...


Try to clean the print head manually until ink flows. Rub the print head into a plain paper with rubbing alcohol until in flows. Then try to print again.

Clean also the contact point of the ink cartridge by a cotton swab to clean some dirty on it and try to plug back ink cartridge again.

Try this solution also,
Remove the USB cable into the printer and leave the printer on.
Remove all the cartridges.
Close the cartridge door and wait for the INSERT INK MESSAGE to appear.
Disconnect the power cable and from the power source supply.
Move the carriage using your hand from the original position to the other side of the printer and then move it back to original position. Wait for couple of minutes
Reconnect power cord and turn on the printer.
Return all the ink cartridges and close the door. Wait for the calibration process.
Print the test page to check if it working.
Reconnect the USB cable and try to print again.

If still not working, maybe the ink cartridge is defective. If under warranty, return it for free replacement.

Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

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I was given a new Lexmark X2690. Before I have someone ready it for my use what do I need to purchase besides black ink. Do I need a cable, bcg plug? or whatever it is called - anything else? Are the...

Welcome to FixYa.

The complete setup material for your printer are as follows:

1. Lexmark Black Ink Cartridge #4A
2. Lexmark Color Ink Cartridge #5A

3. Power Adapter (looks somewhat like the picture below)

4. USB Printer Cable. Please refer to the image below and see if you can interchange it with your DELL Printer 926.

5. Printer CD Software (Drivers) to be installed in your computer.

I hope that this will help.
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Black doesn't work on HP psc 1350 printer

Printer unplugged from power, and USB cable unplugged from computer. Open the printer again, and take all of the ink cartridges out. You may want to don a pair of dishwashing gloves, (or something similar), to keep any chance of ink getting on your fingers.

Use a clean, lint-free, cloth, and soak it in as hot a water as you can stand, then wring it out until it's damp.
Wipe the area of the inkjet ports on the body of the printer.
To explain where these tiny ports are located, let's go back to the ink cartridge itself.
Before you installed the ink cartridge, you had to remove a piece of cellophane tape, or aluminum foil.
This area on the ink cartridge, is where it's inkjet ports are located.
Where these inkjet ports are on the ink cartridge, and where they line up on the printer body, is where the corresponding inkjet ports are on the body of the printer.

I'm suggesting, that ink has dried in these inkjet ports for the black ink cartridge. The warm water cloth will help dissolve this ink, and clear the inkjets on the printer body.
I would wipe in one direction only, and turn the cloth to a clean area, as the dried ink builds up on it. When hardly any ink is present on the cloth, I would then use a hair dryer set to low. Move the hair dryer constantly, and do not hold it in one place.

You want this are dry before you reinstall the ink cartridge. Once you are satisfied it is dry, reinstall the ink cartridges, close the printer.
Plug the printer back into power. (Dry hands!)
Plug the USB cable back into the computer. Wait until the printer has rest itself back up, then turn press the Power On button.
(Some printers rest themselves when they are plugged back into power, some rest themselves only when the Power On button is pushed)

I would align the heads, and print out a test sheet.
You may have to go to Diagnostics, and have the printer check itself. (Start>HP>Photosmart>Help,
will guide you to the Diagnostics section)

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