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Lexmark X1185 printer will not print color......everything else works fine

My Lexmark X1185 printer will not print in color. It prints in black and white, but when I ask it to print color, it feeds the paper, even sounds like its printing, but the page is blank. I've changed print cartridges, but still no color.

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    Colors do not work at all. If cartridge move to black port it prints.

  • Reinaldo Egusquiza Mar 04, 2008

    Printer Lexmark JetPrinter 1185 - Color cartridge ran out of ink - Changed cartridge - colors do not print - got another color cartridge - does not work - if I place color cartridge on black port it will work. What is the solution? - thank you

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

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The ink is clogged not the cartridge but were the ink feeds into the printer. there should be a cleaner tab in the printer preference tab if available

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HOW DO I FIX A SHORT CIRCUIT ON A LEXMARK X1185 PRINTER?


The encoder strip is most likely the problem. Unplug the power from the printer. Open the front cover and move the cartridge carrier to the center. You should see a white ribbon cable, a thin plastic strip and a black belt with teeth.

The thin plastic strip is the encoder strip. It rides in a sensor on the back of the cartridge carrier that you will not be able to see. Reach in with the first finger of either hand and carefully strum the strip as if playing a guitar.

The strip will need to be lowered slightly and brought towards you slightly. Please be careful not to break the strip or your printer will not function. Once you believe the strip is set correctly, plug the power back and try printing the self test.

To self-test the printer, please follow the steps given below:

1. Power the printer off.
2. Press and hold the "Paper Feed" button.
3. While still holding the "Paper Feed" button, press and release the "Power" button. Continue holding the "Paper Feed" button.
4. When the printer starts pulling paper, release the "Paper Feed" button. It should print a test page at this point.
5. Power the printer off, as this test is continuous.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either a solid black or solid color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, please try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with only a color cartridge installed (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed). If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues - we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.
If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

If it slams to the left again, the strip is not yet set correctly.

If you cannot repair the strip, please contact Lexmark tech support.

Sep 30, 2009 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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Paper not feeding through getting stuck halfway


One common cause of paper feed issues is a build up of dust on the printer's rear paper feed roller. This roller consists of a plastic axle white roller. This is located in the automatic sheet feeder and is referred to as the "Pick Roller." As dust builds up on the rubber rollers, they become less tacky and therefore unable to grab a single sheet of paper.

To prevent and/or cure this type of paper feed problem, these rubber rollers should be cleaned. Unplug the printer's power cord and remove the paper from the automatic sheet feeder. Please remove the paper access door from back of the printer and clean the white rollers inside with a cloth dampened with warm water (be sure there is no excess water on the cloth as it may drip into the machine). After these are free of any dust, close the paper access door. Reload the paper and plug the power cord back in. The paper should then feed normally.

Next, try this printer self-test by following the steps given below:

1. Power the printer off.
2. Press and hold the "Paper Feed" button.
3. While still holding the "Paper Feed" button, press and release the "Power" button. Continue holding the "Paper Feed" button.
4. When the printer starts pulling paper, release the "Paper Feed" button. It should print a test page at this point.
5. Power the printer off, as this test is continuous.

The self-test should at least print out a set of either a solid black or solid color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously). Should this test fail, please try it again without cartridges installed. If the self-test still fails to take paper in and make sounds like the carrier is moving across the paper, this is a hardware issue, and the printer will require service. If the self-test completes without any cartridges installed, run the self-test again with only a color cartridge installed (If you have both black and color cartridges, after this test, run the test again with just the black cartridge installed). If you find that either cartridge causes the self-test to fail, please let us know.

If the self-test prints, but has lines or smudges or other print quality issues, please let us know. This includes any print quality issues - we need to know if the problems you have with your black or color are based in the printer, or communications with your computer, or the computer's software.

If the self-test prints your test bar(s) clearly, the printer hardware is not at fault.

Apr 10, 2009 | Lexmark X1270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My Lexmark X1185 will scan but will not feed to print


You probably need to adjust the roller or do an alignment. Your owners manuel should have the info on how to do this.you can probably clean the roller . If it shiny it will not pull up the paper. Check it out.

Oct 29, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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My lexmark X1185 all in one printer will not print color.


did you make sure that you pulled all of the tape off the bottom of the cartridge. next recheck your settings. they will not return to normal themselfs

Jun 09, 2008 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One Scan/Copy/Fax and...

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Lexmark All in one printer


looks like you may need to replace the black cartridge.
usually when you open the cover of your printer, cartridge carrier will move to the center. that's where the cartridges are, you can open it buy pushing it down and release it.

you can also checked lexmark site for this

check out this link too.
x1185 and x1100 are most likely the same.

http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/x1100/eng/ug.pdf

Mar 26, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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Lexmark X1185 does not print in colors


Please do not cartridge positions this may damage ur printer ,check if the cartridge has ink in it..



Windows 20001.gif / XP:

Go to Start, Settings, Printers1.gif. (Windows XP: Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes).
Right click on the printer icon and select Properties.
Click Printing Preferences.
Click on the Quality/Copies tab.
un check mark Print Color images1.gif in black and white.
Click Apply and then OK.

This start ur printer to printer to print in colour

Mar 05, 2008 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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Prints only in black and white


Windows 2000 / XP:

Go to Start, Settings, Printers. (Windows XP: Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes).
Right click on the printer icon and select Properties.
Click Printing Preferences.
Click on the Quality/Copies tab.
un check mark Print Color images in black and white.
Click Apply and then OK.

This start ur printer to printer to print in colour

Dec 21, 2007 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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Lexmark x1185


It sounds like there is still paper inside. Remove all paper in the tray and if all is clear. Reload the paper and push the paper feed button. If this doesn't work unplug the printer on let it reboot.

Jul 31, 2007 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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