Re: color cartridge won't print/ black and white is fine
Hi Franelyn !!
giving u some steps so that you get anser to ur question that why your color ink cartrideg is not workign
It might be beacuse of faulty printheads of printer or fauly printheads of cartridge
To check which one is faulty : take a tissue or cloth ...slightly moistened it with water an dtry to clean nozzles of cartridg and observe that some ink is coming out from cartridge or not , if not shake the cartrideg again clean its nozzles , if still no ink comes out that will ensure that the cartride is bad
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start control panel printer and fax right click your printer, choose properties go tab by tab and look for print quality and then try something like this choose econo mode, or ink saving mode to start.
try to print in grayscale mode and use only the black ink cartridge.
that should be your new default, and you don~t have to change it from winthin other programs
The original Lexmark-branded 81 and 82 cartridges shouldn't cause a problem - regardless of the country of origin. I can't speak to any reman or refills, because quality varies widely. Have you contacted Lexmark's technical support - accessible via www.lexmark.com? There should be a solution for the Lexmark-branded cartridges. If that doesn't work, put one of the "bad" Lexmark cartridges in their recycling bag and include a note about your problem, including your email address.
if you look at the options in the printer there should be an option to use the color cartridge to print black. How does this work? Well what the printer will do is mix all three colors to make a light black. This will eat up your color cartridge faster but is useful when you are out of black ink and you need to print