20 Most Recent Compaq Inkjet IJ650 Printer Questions & Answers

It's one of two problems, either the nozzles in the cartridge are clogged or your printing preferences are set to "print in grayscale." To clear the nozzles try running the printer through a "deep cleaning" cycle from the printer's maintenance screen (available from the printer's properties). To check the printing preferences go to the printer's properties, as well, from Start > Control Panel > Printers & Faxes > right-click on the printer and choose Printing Preferences. Make sure to uncheck "Print In Grayscale."

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Nov 16, 2019

Perhaps the contacts in the printer or the onboard programming has become corrupted. Or it is haunted.

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on May 04, 2014

you may try to use their printer install wizard utility which may help find the best driver available for you. check the page at
HP printer install wizard

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Jul 02, 2013

If you go to www.compaq.com and type in make and model it will come up with a list of downloads
find your printer and download it .........................Good luck Roy

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011

I put in the disc and after a while it says Must contact compaq. It just won't install thank you

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Mar 23, 2011

With the printer being as old as it is, you most likely won't be able to get replacement parts for it. I did some checking around, and can't find anything as far as parts.

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011

HP/Compaq does not have drivers for Windows 7. If your computer does not recognize your printer and install a driver when you plug it in then I would recommend trying the driver for Windows XP which can be found here.

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011

Hi There, This printer is a Reamed LEXMARK Printer. they have all the printer inks for this unit on


you can get high yield and twin packs here as well for the Color and Black cartriges.

if you are outside of Australia the ink tanks should be named the same just a different price so for the BLACK INK its a
Lexmark No 16 Black Ink Cartridge 10N0016
and for the colour ink its a
Lexmark No 26 Colour Ink Cartridge 10N0026
Hope this Helps

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

Yes almost. Before you purchase a printer make sure of the Operating System and check the minimum system requirements

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

Not sure your specific problem.

You can obtain an updated driver for your printer here:


For support try describing your problem here and searching:


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Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010

Hi here is the link for download your driver click in to my name .

don't forget to select your operating system.

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Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010

I see that many, many people have problems making their "Old" XP Drivers work under windows 7. Here is how to Install them so they work. Download your XP driver you wish to install. If it's in a zip/rar file then extract it to your desktop. You should have a simple .exe file sitting on your desktop to install the drivers, as normal for XP. Right click the .exe file and select "Properties". Then select the tab called "Compatibility" Now check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" Make sure "Windows XP Service Pack 2" is highlighted. Now apply the settings and run the installer. This should work for most drivers, but not all. make sure you install and run all.any programs as Administrator.

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Jun 15, 2010

have you unplugged the printer and let it sit for 30 minutes? try that and plug it back into the power only!then check to make sure you have the right printer drivers for the printer. is this printer a refurbished printer? youll find a "refurbished" sticker on the bottom of the printer if it is. sometimes a refurbisher switches out the motherboard for another type. this means that the driver is also changed. if you have the right drivers then turn on the pc. turn on the printer. wait for the printer to finish making noises and plug in the USB cable. if this worked, youll hear windows little bing as it sees the printer. if those lights stay and the printer doesnt respond, buy a new one. the motherboard is bad in it!

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

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Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010

Hi, do you have the right drivers, you need to get an updated driver for this printer, please re-install the drivers, and it will do the majic

Compaq Inkjet... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

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