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Lexmark x2690 hi i am trying to install this printer and the cartridge lights keep flashing and it wont even print the test page... any ideas??? thanks

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  • tingeo Jun 30, 2008

    i did a couple of times .. i think its correct from what i can tell.. thanks

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    im having the same problem as above and ive done eveything suggested and theyre installed corresctly. it told me to clear my error screen but not how to do that. Help!

  • sandkhetland Sep 02, 2008

    My x2690 has two cartridge slots and only came with one cartridge. I get the same blinking error lights and can't print the test page. I was told this printer could take only one cartridge? I moved the one cartridge to the other slot and still blinking error lights. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Same prob.. also displays ( EC1 )??

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I also have the same problem. I have tried everything to no avail.

  • Karim Karim Mar 14, 2009

    i have the same problem. I tried everything and it is not working and the red lights still blinking

  • Karim Karim Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with Lexmark printer 2690. I changed the cartirdge and the rd light is blanking and I am not able to print

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    My Laexmark X2650 has the same problem and displays the error code E C 1. I can't print a test page, I can't reset it, but I can scan. Any ideas?



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Try putting it into the other slot, I thought the picture was misleading.

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"1 C E" is telling that your color cartridge is empty or close to this and you can print only in grey-scale. After replacement of color cartridge everything goes normally. Good luck.

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Make sue the cartridge is installed and not loose

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New color cartridge won't print

Try to re-seat the cartridges in the printer. Open the printer cover > remove the cartridges > close the printer cover > re-brick you printer by pulling out the power supply - black box behind the printer where the power cord is plugged in, and re-plug after 10 seconds. When the printer turns on, reinsert the cartridges and close the cover. Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

If that doesn't help, the problem could be due to a clogged print cartridge nozzle. Please follow the steps below to fix print quality issues with your model:

  1. On your computer, go to Start menu.
  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Lexmark 2600 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center.

From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page forcing ink through to clean the print cartridge nozzles.

After printing the test page, try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

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My Lexmark printer X2690 will not align properly after I' ve installed a new colour cartridge I have taken the security strip off! please help

You could try to remove and reinstall your color cartridge again.Do a Clean Cartridges cycle.Then do an Align Cartridges cycle.

Oct 26, 2011 | Lexmark X2690 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Describe your X2690 All-In-One InkJet Printer Problem how do you reset the print cartridge

Why do you want to reset it? For not using original Lexmark Cartridges? A lot of the newer printers will not work with compatible cartridges, regardsless of what the sellers of such cartridges tells you. You might want to try the following:

Power off the printer.
Hold the cancel (red) button in while powering on. Keep the cancel button in for atleast 10 seconds. On some Lexmark printers this will reset the cartridge error, but it does not work on all Lexmarks

Aug 23, 2011 | Lexmark X2690 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The "on-off" light is flashing steadly... while

The flashing light could either indicate a cartridge problem or the printer carrier has stalled.
Test the cartridges one by one and do the printer hardware test (refer to the relevant document for your printer) to establish which one is defective. The defective cartridge needs to be changed. To do the hardware test, follow the steps below:
  1. Switch the printer off.
  2. Put one sheet of paper into the paper feeder.
  3. Press and hold the power button and the paper feed button for three seconds until the power light comes on.
  4. Release both buttons. After three seconds, the printer will start to print. You should obtain a page containing a series of horizontal color lines, and a thick black line below these. All the lines should be solid.
  5. When the test is complete, switch off the printer. NOTE: If you do not turn off the printer, it will keep on printing this page.
To check if you have a cartridge carrier stall, follow steps below:
  1. First unplug the printer.
  2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand. In order to do this, you need to grip the top of the carrier belt (a black/grey belt with cog-like teeth) and pull it towards the right-hand side of the printer.
  3. Once the cartridges have been moved across, you can clip them out.
  4. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier.
  5. If you no longer have a carrier stall, put the cartridges back into the carrier and clip them into place.
Try to print a document to check if printer is working properly now.
If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
Sources: - Lights Flashing on the Printer - How to Perform the Hardware Test on the Lexmark X74/X75

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Hello, I just bought a new #4 black ink cartridge for my lexmark x2690 printer, and it will not print anything the pages are blank. It shows that the cartridge is full so i have no idea?

Good day! I am tempted to ask you to check the cartridge and make sure the protective cover is removed, some are a small piece of tape covering the ink outlets. If the cover is clear, take a cotton ball and dab a SMALL amount of alcohol on it and wipe the cartridge ink ports, this will stimulate the flow and you should be back in business..... please let me know if you need any more help, glad to be here for ya.... Guy :)

Sep 24, 2010 | Lexmark X2690 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have installed 2 new cartridges & the black prints but the color will not.

i have only one balck cartridge in lexmark x2690 one cartridge is lost then my printer is not start the printer message is one cartridge is installed then i want a one cartridge is lexmark x2690

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Three weeks ago, I purchased a Black (No.4) and a Colour (No.5) Valuepack Cartridges for my Lexmark X2690 All-In-One printer from Refresh Cartridges/UK. After installing both cartridges, I printed a Test...

ok what should do is when you finish printing one page wait for some few mins before printing another page ok. that could help or unistall and reinstall your printer again and apply this method i just showed you. thanks

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We have an ink refill from Cartridge World for an unused Lexmark X2690. Even though the ink cartridge is full, the computer tells us it is empty. It will not even send paper through the printer to...

I own a Cartridge World store and I tell our customers when they purchase this refill that I cannot test the electronics on the cartridge to ensure that it will work. I tell them if they take it home and it doesn't work I will give them a full refund. You need to go back to the store your purchased this cartridge from and request your money back. Unfortunately you have purchased a printer that takes cartridges that our test printer cannot test the electronics or print test.

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Hi, i have a lexmark x2690 and am trying to install but get an error message and it won't print at all ... not even at test page... it flashes ec1 and the cartridge light flashes but they are both...

Did you take the tape off of the print cartridge before you put them in? Did you install the software first then when prompted turn the printer on then plug in the printer (usb) cord to the computer? Did you go into the print control panel and activate the print cartridges that you put in there? Sometimes you have to tell the printer that you installed new print cartridges.

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