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Why is printer saying printer head not there when i put all new ink cartridges in it?


PDF]Cleaning the printheads - Lexmark

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Oh boy,
the last time this happened to me, I lost a rather good HP printer.
I was not able to save it due to the ink drying on important componets.
Sorry I have no constructive info for you, but I do wish you luck.

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My Lexmark Impact S305 will not print in color.


If you're using a remanufactured/refilled cartridge, the printer will not be able to recognize those cartridges after the firmware update. The firmware update restricts use of refilled/remanufactured cartridges. That's to prevent damaging the printhead.

If you're using genuine Lexmark cartridges, please contact our technical support for assistance.

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Generic Ink cartridge causing printhead errors


It's not a guarantee that the remanufactured cartridges will work the same way as our cartridges. Remanufactured cartridges also voids the warranty of your printer.

For best results, always use genuine Lexmark cartridges. We do have a Smart Supply program where you will always get 10% off each cartridge purchase and free shipping every time. Check here for more info: http://bit.ly/HNG1M9

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Printer would not print. Says see error #1203 in users guide.


By any chance is your printer a Lexmark?

1203 Error Message indicates a problem with an ink cartridge. Can be a communication failure between the printheads (cartridges) and the printer or a short in one of the printheads.

Commonly occurrs with refilled ink cartridges and indicates the cartridge has been overfilled.

If powering off and restarting the printer does not correct the problem, to remedy, remove the ink cartridges, check for leaking or excess ink on the cartridge contacts; clean the cartridge contacts using a water dampened q-tip. See for illustrated instructions:

http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&id=HO2322&locale=EN&userlocale=EN_US
If the problem is with over-filled cartridges, to avoid a repeat, you may need to wick out some excess ink by placing cartridge on a damp paper towel.
If these steps do not resolve your issue or your problem is not with a Lexmark printer, please reply with the make and model number of your printer for an alternate solution.

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Dec 01, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Epson wont recognize black refill cartridge.


I'm assuming that you are probably using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges, because those are what normally cause that problem, with a printer not recognizing an installed ink cartridge. Unfortunately, there is no way to make your Epson Printer use or accept that Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, if it cannot actually recognize it. Its even possible that some Generic or Third-Party brands, may not always be recognized by the newer models of Epson Printers, because of the inexpensive [cheap] and or incompatable Electrical Chips that are mounted on the actual ink cartridge. Sometimes you will even get Error Messages up on your Monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. Sometimes the Ink Level Indicator, on your Status Monitor, will not show an actual ink level, but may indicate a cartridge error or problem instead. Not all Generic or Third-Party ink & ink cartridges are made the same and none of them actually contain the right formulation of ink, for the Epson Printers [formula is patented by Epson Company]. Some are probably close and seem to be better than others, but some simply can clog-up or even damage the Printhead Assemblies on Epson Printers, or simply won't be accepted at all. Epson Ink Jet Printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks, especially the newer models made in the last couple of years. Its because the Epson Printers use a completely different printhead inking system than most other brands of printers. Most, if not all of the other manufactors, use thermal or bubble jetprint heads and because the other brands use a totally different system, they don't seem to have as many problems using refilled inks or non-manufactor's ink cartridges. Printer manufacters do not make available their ink formulation and in most cases, the formulation is patented. Any difference in the ink formulation can actually cause clogging in the small printhead nozzles or damage other critical components. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged...Even if you were actually using a New-Epson Ink Cartridge, its always possible that you got a bad cartridge. At this point, the only thing I can suggest is that you try a different New-Epson Ink Cartridge, or at the very least, a different brand of Non-Epson Ink Cartridges and see if that helps.

Jun 26, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Does not reconize non epson ink cartridge. I remove and reinstalled and it printed but now its back to not reconize cartridge.


You did not say if you were using "New-Epson Ink Cartridges", or actually using "Non-Epson Ink Cartridges" [Generic or Third-Party ink cartridges] in your printer. I'm assuming that you are probably using Non-Epson Ink Cartridges, because those are what normally cause that problem, with a printer not recognizing an installed ink cartridge. Unfortunatly, there is no way to make your Epson Printer use or accept that Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, if it cannot actually recognize it. Its even possible that some Generic or Third-Party brands, may not always be recognized by the newer models of Epson Printers, because of the inexpensive [cheap] and or incompatable Electrical Chips that are mounted on the actual ink cartridge. Sometimes you will even get Error Messages up on your Monitors screen, telling you that you are actually using a Non-Epson Ink Cartridge, or that your printer cannot recognize the cartridge that you installed. Sometimes the Ink Level Indicator, on your Status Monitor, will not show an actual ink level, but may indicate a cartridge error or problem instead. Not all Generic or Third-Party ink & ink cartridges are made the same and none of them actually contain the right formulation of ink, for the Epson Printers [formula is patented by Epson Company]. Some are probably close and seem to be better than others, but some simply can clog-up or even damage the Printhead Assemblies on Epson Printers, or simply won't be accepted at all. Epson Ink Jet Printers are one of the few printers on the market that seem to have so many problems with non-manufactors inks, especially the newer models made in the last couple of years. Its because the Epson Printers use a completely different printhead inking system than most other brands of printers. Most, if not all of the other manufactors, use thermal or bubble jetprint heads and because the other brands use a totally different system, they don't seem to have as many problems using refilled inks or non-manufactor's ink cartridges. Printer manufacters do not make available their ink formulation and in most cases, the formulation is patented. Any difference in the ink formulation can actually cause clogging in the small printhead nozzles or damage other critical components. One individual printhead nozzle is so tiny, that it will not accept a human hair, so you can see why they can get clogged so easily, or even why the nozzles can be so easily damaged...Even if you were actually using a New-Epson Ink Cartridge, its always possible that you got a bad cartridge. At this point, the only thing I can suggest is that you try a different New-Epson Ink Cartridge, or at the very least, a different brand of Non-Epson Ink Cartridges and see if that helps...Good Luck!

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Lexmark x4850. swapped oem with non-oem black cartridge. will not print black now. message says warranty does not support non-lexmark and prints blank pages.


“Lexmark does not support the refilling of its ink cartridges. Refilling the ink cartridges can cause them to leak, thus clogging or even damaging the print head. Any damage to your printer caused by refilled ink cartridges may not be covered under warranty”. Please use genuine Lexmark cartridges for best results.

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I ran out of ink and did not replace the cartridge for a few week


I'm not too sure if I am understanding correctly, if you did NOT replace the ink (as per your title) you will not get any ink out of the printer, you will need to purchase a new ink cartridge and install it correctly.

However if that was a typo and you did already replace the cartridge, did you replace it with an original or an aftermarket, or even a refill? Also, you can try telling any software on your PC that it has a new cartridge, I'm not too familiar with the Lexmark software, but if there is an ink level monitor you should be able to tell it that you've replaced the cartridge.

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Black ink cartidge


If a black cartridge will not print, with no error messages, it is probably th printhead. Clean it with proper cleaning solution. Refilled ones if done yourself or by someone else, can also have air bubbles, Try blowing down refill hole with tissue under the cartridge to stop ink spills. Also, if you press a folder non scented wipe under the cartridge firmly, you should get a solid little black line or impression. This will tell you if the ink is getting down ok. Try reprinting.

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