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Print is blurry. Tried a new cartridge, no help. Will print from 3 computers, but it is blurry. Any ideas?

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Depending on the printer, remove the cartridge and then the print head under it. Run it under hot water until the water runs clear. Dry with kitchen towel and the on the computer go to printer properties and run a clean cycle, then run a test pattern. Also check that your paper is dry. Better quality paper produces better quality prints.

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How do I cure blurry printing please?


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1) Check your ink cartridge. Is it dirty? Is it plugged (clogged)? A good cleaning may help by removing your ink cartridge and swabbing the print head nozzle (check your manual for location) with isopropyl alcohol with a cotton Q-tip. Run a test print. Still a problem? You may need to do this about 3 or 4 times before it clears. If your printer head is way down indide the printer, you can get an eye dropper and drop some isopropyl alcohol on it.

2) Check your quality settings. Perhaps someone had changed the settings from "Best Quality," for instance, to "Draft." Make your changes and click Save. Run a test print.

3) Check your paper type. Do you have the right type of paper for your printer? Inkjet printers require inkjet paper, whereas laser printers require laser paper. Mixing the two will produce poor print quality. I am assuming you have normal copy paper in your printer tray, which is fine.

4) Check for printer software updates. Have you tried reinstalling your printer again, especially your printer drivers? If your printer is an older model, perhaps a software update is needed. Go to the manufacturers website and see if there are any new print drivers for your model. Run a test print.

5) Replace your print cartridge. This could simply be an issue of your cartridge being too old, drying up or defective. After installing new cartridge, run a test print.

Hope this helps!

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Follow the steps below to fix the problem:
1. Align the print cartridges (open the Lexmark Solution Center on your computer > from the Maintenance tab, click Align to fix blurry edges > click Print) 2. Clean the print cartridge nozzles (open the Lexmark Solution Center on your computer > from the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.) 3. Remove and reinsert the print cartridges. 4. Wipe the print nozzles and contacts using a slightly moistened soft cloth to clean it from dirt or clogs.
Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

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When the print cartridge contacts are dirty and the printer cannot detect/communicate with print cartridge.
Clean the contact points on the cartridges with a dry, lint-free cloth.
1. Open the top cover of the printer.
2. Remove the print cartridges.
3. Clean the copper-colored contact points on the cartridges with a damp, lint-free cloth. Use a dry, lint-free cloth to remove moisture from the contacts.
5. Insert the cartridges back into the printer.
6. Close the top cover.
7. Try printing again.
If you still cant communicate try with new cartridge .

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Hi,

Is it the ink cartridge contacts you already cleaned? If so, then you can also clean it using the tools menu from the printer panel:

-press setup menu, then go to tools
-select clean print cartridge and press ok
-it will print a test page. If the printout is good, you can try printing again.

I hope this helps.

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Hello,

There are a number of single issues that can cause your problem in this case. The most common are listed below:
1.) Color cartridge expended.
2.) Print Paper selection incorrect.

From your statement above. I would suggest it is both item 1 and 2. Since, we are doing this assistance via chat mail, I can't come to your aid and witness myself what the results are and what your settings are for the paper type.

When you end up with a red hue over all over the print area the cause it usually a bad print head and selecting the wrong paper type.

To answer you question then, Yes, replace your color cartridge. But, first, try this method below to clean your color cartridge bubble jets.

When you go to print a job, always go into print setup or printer properties and choose the paper type as closely as you can to match the paper you are using.

The print head manual cleaning is listed below, it is from Lexmark. Below that is a process to clean blurry and bad print results. Although this is not specifically the case in your problem. The process to achieve resolution will also correct any problem your machine may be having. Remember, I do believe you need a new color cartridge. You will know with certainty however when you clean the cartridge head. If you do not see, cyan, magenta and yellow lines upon cleaning, at all, ever, then those inks are depleted. Replace your ink cartridge and then do these steps below the head cleaning.

Also, when ever you change a black or color cartridge you will want to run a print head alignment test and adjustment. There is enough of a difference in cartridges that this is quite necessary.

Please do not hesitate to give me as much feedback as possible on any issues and results you discover. You can use the comment text area below to respond to these instructions and give me the results of your tests and procedures.

Regards, Worldvet

Cleaning procedure
  1. Remove the print cartridges.
  2. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
  3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown below.


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  4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.

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  5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
  6. Allow the nozzles and contacts to dry completely.
  7. Reinsert the print cartridges.
  8. Print the document again.
  9. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times.
To Resolve Print Quality Issues (below is for blurry lines, it will resolve many other issues too, so proceed after replacing your color ink cartridge if upon cleaning you see no ink coming out and the cartridge feels very light and makes little to no sound when you shake the cartridge.)

Overview This article outlines various techniques for resolving a blurry print issue. Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles is necessary when:
  • Characters are not printing completely.
  • White dashes appear in graphics or printed text.
  • Print is smudged or too dark.
  • Vertical, straight lines are not smooth.
  • Colors on print jobs are faded, or they differ from the colors on the screen.
Clean the Print Cartridge Nozzles using the Computer
    1. Load plain paper.
    2. Open the Lexmark Solution Center (go to Start, Programs, Lexmark XXXX Series, Lexmark Solution Center).
    3. From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
    4. Click Print. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through to clean the clogged nozzles.
    5. Print the document again to verify that print quality has improved.
    6. If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles up to two more times.
Clean and Wick the Cartridge
  1. Try cleaning and wicking the cartridge to help improve the print quality. See this article for directions.
  2. When this step is complete, try to run the clean print nozzles (CPN) operation again.
Auto Alignment · Align the print cartridges
Align the print cartridges after installing them to improve print quality. To do this:
    1. Load plain paper.
    2. Open the Lexmark Solution Center.
    3. From the Maintenance tab, click Align to fix blurry edges.
    4. Click Print. NOTE: Discard the page after it prints.
User the Quality Settings in Print Properties
Print Properties is the software that controls the printing function when the All-In-One is connected to a computer. You can change the settings in Print Properties based on the type of project you want to create. Do the following:
  1. With a document open, click File, Print.
  2. In the Print dialog, click the Properties (or Preferences, or Options, or Setup) button. The Print Properties screen appears.

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    Click here for an enlarged view.
  3. Try changing the following settings to see if your print quality improves:

    Quality/Copies

    Quality/Speed
    Multiple Copies·Specify how the All-In-One should print several copies of a single print job: collated or uncollated.
    Print Color images in Black and White·Select this to print color images in black and white.

    Paper Setup

    Paper Type·Select the type of paper you are using, or allow the printer sensor to select the paper type for you.
    Paper Size·Select the size of the paper you are using, and specify whether or not you want to print borderless.
    Orientation·Specify how you want the document oriented on the printed page - portrait or landscape.

    Print Layout
    Layout·Select the print layout you require.
    Duplexing·Select this option when you want to print on both sides of the paper.
Save Settings
From the Save Settings menu, you can name and save the current Print Properties settings for future use. You can save up to five custom settings
I Want To
The I Want To menu appears when you open Print Properties. It contains a variety of task wizards·printing a banner, printing a poster, printing a photograph, printing an envelope, printing on both sides of the paper·to help you select the correct print settings for a project.
Check the Media

If the print is still blurry, try printing the same image on a different media brand/type: plain paper designed for use with inkjet printerscard stockgreeting cards, index cards, postcards, or photo cardscoated paperphoto or glossy papertransparenciesiron-on transfersbanner paper

Use the Lexmark Photo Editor

Try printing a higher quality image, or print an image from a different source.



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LEXMARK X5150 CARTRIDGE ERROR


Try this --
Cartridge Error 50C
Your print cartridge has shorted.

  1. Power off your All-in-One and unplug it.
  2. Plug in your All-in-One again and turn it on.
  3. Uninstall and then reinstall your cartridges.
  4. If this does not resolve the issue, try the troubleshooting steps for the other cartridge errors below.
Cartridge Error
Complete the following instructions:
  1. Power off your All-in-One.
  2. Use both hands to lift up the scanner unit until the scanner support holds it open.
  3. Turn the All-in-One on. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the All-in-One is busy.
  4. Remove the color print cartridge.
  5. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
  6. If the error message reappears, replace the black print cartridge with a new print cartridge.
    If it does not repeat steps 1-3 and then go to step 7.
  7. Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black print cartridge.
  8. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
  9. If the error message occurs again, replace the color cartridge.
  10. If an error message reappears, repeat steps 1-3 and reinstall both print cartridges.
  11. Lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed.
  12. If you receive the error message again, replace both cartridges

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