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Printing blank pages

Hi. I refill my ink cartridges so today, I got 1/2 a page printed and the other 1/2 blank so I refilled the black. Now nothing is printing. The color works. I cleaned the gold shiny part of the cartridge (on the bottom and the back) and then 1/2 page printed again (black) only once and now the printer is still going thru the motions of printing but blank pages. I am not getting any error codes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I get my jobs via fax and may miss some if I can't correct this quickly.

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  • boonegina Jul 19, 2008

    Sorry, the printer is a lexmark x 4270

  • boonegina Jul 24, 2008

    JackHeath

    Thank you very much.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    New black toner cartridge. New photodeveloper unit. On a multiple print first page OK but subsequent pages not. Doesnt happen so much with repeated single print jobs.

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Check that the cartridges are seated correctly. Also clean the contacts in the casing that the copper portion of the cartridge sits against.

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    I've also seen refill kits for ink cartridges fail to work when allowed
    to run bone dry. Maybe the internal components become hard and won't re
    saturate with the new ink, not sure. But if new cartridges work; and the
    refills don't, I'd say there may be a problem with them and you may need to be sure to refill them before they completely run dry.

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