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Lexmark x83 printer/scanner. Error message 'Cartrigde Short Power Key'. However this does not work. It keeps repeating the same message. I've unplugged the power. I've cleanned the bottom of the cartridge with dry cloth. It still doesn't work. Can't find any help on-line.

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Cartridge Short
The printer has detected a short circuit in a cartridge.
Error Recovery:
1.Turn the power OFF.
2.Open the front cover.
3.Turn the power back ON. The print cartridge carrier should move to the install position located in the middle of the printer.
4.If it does not, close and reopen the cover:
5.Remove the color print cartridge.
6.Close the cover.
7.If there is no error indicated by flashing lights, the color cartridge has short-circuited.
8.However, if you continue to get an error, repeat steps 1-3, and then go to step 9.
9.Remove the black print cartridge and reinsert the color cartridge.
10.If there is no error indicated by flashing lights, the black cartridge has short-circuited.
11. If you continue to receive an error in both cartridge scenarios, both print cartridges have short-circuited.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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Message reads "cartridge short press power key"


The error indicates that one or both of the cartridges has a short circuit. Please follow the steps below to identify and fix the problem:

1. Make sure the printer is on.

2. Open the printer cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the All-in-One is busy.

Note: If the carrier does not automatically move to the center, turn off the printer/unplug the printer from the power source and then slide the carrier to the center.

3. Remove both cartridges from the carrier.

4. Close the printer cover.

5. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

6. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.

7. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.

8. If no error appears, reinsert the other cartridge. Close the printer cover.

9. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear with a new cartridge.
If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Sep 11, 2011 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark 6170 Cartridge Error 50C How to resolve?


"Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

1) Press Power to turn the printer off.

2) Lift the printer cover/lid (scanner unit) until the scanner support holds it open.

3) Turn the printer on.
The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.

4) Remove the color ink cartridge.

5) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
If the error message displays again, replace the black cartridge with a new black cartridge.

If the error message does not display, repeat steps 1–3 and then go to step 6.

6) Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black ink cartridge.

7) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If the error message displays again, replace the color cartridge with a new
color cartridge.
If there is no error message (indicated by flashing lights), repeat steps 1–3 and then reinstall both ink cartridges.
8) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

If you get the error message again, while both cartridges are installed, replace both of the cartridges.

Basically, what they want you to determine is,....if the short circuit is with the "black ink" cartridge or the "color ink" cartridge and then replace the cartridge that has the problem.

You may have to buy a new cartrige.
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I installed new color and black ink cartridges and keep getting: color cartridge short. Press power key. Hence, the printer will not work.


It could be a "short-circuit" type of electronic problem inside the colour cartridge.
Turn the printer off.
Remove the colour cartridge.
Purchase a new colour cartridge.
Insert it.
Turn the printer on.
If you still get the error, take the printer to a qualified technician.

Jan 22, 2010 | IBM Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Carrier Stall is the error


Hi,
Please do the following..

To check the cartridge carrier:
  1. Unplug the printer.
  2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand and then take them out.
  3. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier. Do you still receive a Carrier Stall error message?
  4. If not, put the cartridges back into the carrier and snap them in at the back. The message should no longer appear.
If the power light on the printer is not blinking, the error message may be caused by a communication error. Do the following:
  1. Remove any other devices attached to the USB/LPT port.
  2. Uninstall the Lexmark printer.
  3. Connect the printer directly to the PC and ensure that power is being supplied to the printer.
  4. Reinstall the printer.
Thank you....

Jan 26, 2009 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x83 error message


there is no communication between my printer and the software.i can scan,but i can not print.

Aug 30, 2008 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x83 carrier stall


http://support.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/knowledgebase.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:95:0:0&framed=&docid=ENUS22722&relevance=0
Use the above link to trouble shoot the problem.

Error: "Carrier Stall" ID:470

To check the cartridge carrier:

1. Unplug the printer.
2. Move the cartridges to the left by hand and then take them out.
3. Try to print without the cartridges in the carrier. Do you still receive a Carrier Stall error message?
4. If not, put the cartridges back into the carrier and snap them in at the back. The message should no longer appear.

If the power light on the printer is not blinking, the error message may be caused by a communication error. Do the following:

1. Remove any other devices attached to the USB/LPT port.
2. Uninstall the Lexmark printer.
3. Connect the printer directly to the PC and ensure that power is being supplied to the printer.
4. Reinstall the printer.

Feb 24, 2008 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer problem


Hi I went to lexmark.com and they told me to unplug usb and power cord. wait 30 seconds. replug, press menu button until manitenance shows up and select. go to self test, select. it should print something. if not take out cartridges and redo steps. it did work for me

Feb 18, 2008 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Will not print


Go to print. Prinrt comand comes up just fine. Press ok and nothing. Document pending is all I get. Printer seems to be ready but goes into power save waiting for next comand,

Jan 12, 2008 | Lexmark X83 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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