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How do i clean the print nozzles on a lexmark printer x1240?

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To clean the print cartridge nozzles using the Lexmark software on your computer:

  1. Open the Lexmark Solution Center.
  2. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.

To manually clean the print cartridge nozzles:
  1. Remove the cartridges from the printer.
  2. Grab a moistened soft cloth and place it on a flat surface.
  3. Gently hold the nozzles against the cloth for about 3 seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.
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Reload the cartridges.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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Wont print


It could be that your cartridges needs some cleaning. Try to follow the steps below to fix the problem:
  1. Make sure your printer is connected to your computer and is turned on.
  2. From your computer, go to Start menu.
  3. Go to Programs or All Programs.
  4. Go to Lexmark 1200 Series folder.
  5. Select Lexmark Solution Center.
  6. From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
Your printer will then print a test page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them from possible clogs and dirt. After successfully printing the page, try to print your document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
If that doesn't help, you can manually wipe the cartridge nozzles with a slightly damped paper towel. Then reinsert the cartridges and try to print again.
If the problem continues, then it could be a faulty cartridge. Try to insert a different known working cartridge or better yet a brand new genuine Lexmark cartridge. Lexmark products work best with original supplies.
I hope this helps. Thanks.

Nov 19, 2011 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Installed new cartridge still won't print


It could be that your printhead needs cleaning. Open the Lexmark Solution Center application on your computer. Go to the Maintenance tab and select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page, forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them. Then try to print a document again to verify that the print quality has improved.

Nov 16, 2011 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My printer only prints in color I can not get it to print in black even after I change the black cartridge.What is my problem?


Try to open Lexmark Solution Center application on your computer and check if the software recognizes the ink levels of your cartridges. Go to Start menu > Programs > Lexmark 1200 Series folder > Lexmark Solution Center.
You can also use the software to clean the cartridge nozzles for possible dirt and clogs. From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a test page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them.
Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

Oct 28, 2011 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Nozzels clogged


Here's an article on How to Clean the Print Cartridge Nozzles and Contacts Manually. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/bMkYZo. Follow the instructions. If this doesn't help, it's probably time to replace the cartridge. I hope I can assist you more on this.

Jul 10, 2010 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My ink cartridges are reading almost full and it says printing started and goes through the motions of printing my page...altho the page turns out blank. What do i do?


Get a swab and try cleaning the copper contacts at the base of the ink carriage. Then clean the base of the ink itself. Even a full cartridge can dry out around the nozzles if you go too long between print jobs.

Nov 02, 2009 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Color cartridge do not want to print


A technique to improve print quality is to try and clean the cartridge nozzles. You may clean the cartridge by following the steps given below:
1. Go to the "Lexmark solution center." This can be done by clicking on "Start," go to "Programs" and Lexmark printer group. Click on the "Lexmark Solution center." Next click on the "Maintenance" Tab.
2. Select "Clean and Fix Horizontal streaks." Click on "Print". This will produce a printed page.
The colors that you should see here are black, yellow, magenta (a reddish purple) and cyan (a dark sky blue). You should notice the diagonal lines above and below the solid horizontal lines. These diagonal lines should be solid from left to right with no gaps.
If there are gaps in the lines or the print diminishes across the page, you should run the "Clean Print Nozzle" page a couple more times to try and clear it up. If you still have gaps at the top and bottom, you should "wick" the cartridges by following the steps given below:
1. Please open the "Solution center" again and go to the "Maintenance" Tab.
2. Select "Install color/black cartridge" and remove the cartridge or cartridges from the printer.
3. Get a damp paper towel.
4. Set the ink cartridge right side up on the damp paper towel so that the ink nozzles are against the towel and hold the cartridge in this position for about 15 seconds.
5. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.
6. Next dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.
7. Snap the cartridges back into the printer.
8. On your computer, select "Old Cartridge install."
9. Repeat the "Clean Nozzle Page" one more time. If this fails to address the problem the entire procedure may need repeating.

May 28, 2009 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark 1240 black ink prints in streaks.


Take the cartridges out, then unplug the machine so the cartridge holder stays in the middle. Take a bunch of wet q-tips and clean all around where the ink would come out. Check rollers and anywhere the ink could have dripped. Double check the maint. station, sometimes there is a wiper thingy that jumps up to wipe the inks.

Apr 29, 2009 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark Ink Cartridge Issue


Ink cartridges do have a shelf life - usually about two years from manufacturing, but it's more likely that the nozzles have become dry or clogged as result of disuse. You may get things corrected by putting regular rubbing alcohol on a clean soft cloth and gently wiping the contact points between the printer and the cartridge. If that doesn't work, you'll probably have to replace the cartridges.

Feb 20, 2009 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer wont print, but it is going through the motions.


If ink cartridges are new, perform print head or maintenance cleaning at least 3x consecutively.

Nov 24, 2008 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer doesn't print even with new ink cartridges.


turn the printer i turned on and Press the cleaning button ,. Cleaning takes about two minutes, the printer makes some noise when it finishes you run a nozzle check for print quality and reset the cleaning cycle.
load paper . go to the printer menu as follows: click Control Panel, and then double-click Printers. Select the Epson printer if have more than one printer is installed. Click File, click Properties, click the Utility tab, then click the Nozzle Check icon.
The printer will print a Nozzle Check pattern in black, and in cyan, magenta, and yellow. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If any dots are missing, clean the head again.

If your software is different, and does not have these options, you can do it this way:

1. Same as above.

2. Same as above.

Turn off printer and computer. Disconnect interface cable from printer. Load paper. Hold down the load/eject button and press the power button to turn on the printer. Release both buttons.

3 Same as above.

4 Turn off printer and reconnect the interface

May 17, 2008 | Lexmark X1240 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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