Question about Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies
Posted by Anonymous on
Check your manual for instructions about this type of problem. Are you using the ink cartridges meant for your printer? Sometimes using refillable cartridges instead of the manufacturer's cartridges can cause the printer to still think the cartridges are empty, and display an 'on-screen' message that they need to be replaced, which could stop the printer from engaging. I have a Canon Pixma printer, installed refillable cartridges, and now the unit displays a 'cartridges are empty' message on PC screen; but the printer still works. The system just recently went into a non-printable mode displaying a more convincing message that the black cartridge is EMPTY, and completely stopped printing. The solution to this: press and hold the Stop/Reset button for about five seconds, and it overrode the issue and started printing. Moral of the story, maybe its best to just buy the manufacturer's printer cartridges.
Posted on Jul 27, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Colored Ink problem
Make sure the printer settings are set properly to print in color on the PC. Even if there is a color cartridge, if the PC only tells it to print black ink it's not going to use the color cartridge.
Posted on Jun 08, 2007
Write to Lexmark - you won't get any joy, but their reply might be interesting. I suspect that Lexmark builds a chip into their cartridges preventing it being refilled. When replying to me they did not admit this, but did not deny it, simply stating that their cartridges were designed for single use only. When I said that, apart from the cost, I wanted to minimise my impact on the environment by refilling cartridges, they pointed out their proud association with Planet Ark. I suspect that Planet Ark is happy to be an apologist for corporate vandals, and I seriously question their 'green' credentials. Order your next cartridges from Europe where the printer companies are not allowed to chip their products.
Posted on Sep 02, 2007
SOURCE: Lexmark X1185 won't Print Color
On your printer, there is a clean print head adjustment,it is in your menus on the printer itself, It should also be on your print driver in properties. I would try running that up to 5 times before proceding to anything else.
Check and be sure the cartridge expiration date is not exceded. The liquid ink cartridges have an expiration dates. Even though the cartridge is new, Do not rule out a bad or for some reason dryed out cartridge or blocked port at the bottom. If it is indeed brand new and you have the receipt, I honetsly would suspect the cartridge itself.
Ok now, we tried the print head cleaning, and a second cartridge.
Next, I would remove the cartridge, turn the printer off and lightly, very lightly dampn a dusfree cloth with some alcohol, and where the cartridge is located, clean those contacts. reinsert the cartridge and see what happens.
Lastly, you can unplug the printer, remove the cartridges, and place a paper towel under the area where the cardtidge latches in, and dribble in a soapy cleaner, like fantastic, because those inks will dry out in the ports and not allow the ink to flow properly, If you do that, wipe all the excess cleaner up and leave the printer off for an hour or two to allow any remaining liquid to evaporate. Don't use a lot, but trickle it in until you see the ink start to wash out and all the ink is removed.
Take your time, and go from easiest to more difficult. I think that is the process I presented.
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
that's good..after replacing a cartridge, it's highly recommend to do a clean and re calibrate...you can do this from front panel.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
Take out the Cartridge & get a new one if the problem persists then get the printer software reinstalled & if still it is not printing then clean up the cartridge head with cotton swabs dipped in hot water!
This should clean the head & black will be on paper
DO THIS AS FINAL REFUGE
If still its not working then there's some problem in the copper contact surface in the printer on the cradle so get a new Printer.
Posted on May 16, 2008
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To order print cartridges:
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For help installing a cartridge, go to How to install the print cartridge.
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A new color print cartridge needs to be installed.
If available, click the Continue button on your computer screen to print using the
black (or photo) print cartridge. (The Continue button is available only at the
beginning of a print job.)
Note: A variable amount of ink remains in the color print cartridge.
Follow these steps to replace the color print cartridge in your printer:
1 Cancel the print job if not already canceled.
2 Replace the color print cartridge with a new cartridge. For more information,
see "Removing a used print cartridge" on page 35 and "Installing print
cartridges" on page 35.
3 Print again.
To order supplies, click Order Ink on your computer screen. You can also see
"Ordering paper and other supplies" on page 40 in this guide.
Installing print cartridges
1 If you are installing new print cartridges, remove the sticker and tape from the back and bottom of the cartridges.
Warning-Potential Damage: Do not touch the gold contact area on the back or the metal nozzles on the
bottom of the cartridges.
Maintaining the printer
list of ink cartridge part numbers
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