After changing out the black ink cartridge it keeps saying that I have an alignment problem and to check paper alignement. I have done both 5 times now and it is still saying I have a problem when there is no problem with either of these things! HELP!
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Re: alignment problem on lexmark x4650 printer
Turn off you printer remove the cartridges and try gently moving the ink cartridges carrier from left to right for about a min.
also you can try to wipe machine oil on the bar that holds the ink cartridge carrier then put the cartridges back inside the carrier then turn on you printer and try to print again If problem persist
turn off your printer unplug the power cable from the printer lift you printer and put it in an upside down position then shake the printer from left to right see if there's any foreign objects stuck inside the printer
I had the same problem. I only really need the black cartridge in there but had both in there when I put in a new black cartridge. If you only want black to print, take out the color cartridge and go through the alignment process again. Otherwise it may be the other cartridge and you might need to replace both (money maker for the cartridge makers). The endless loop problem is a disaster for Lexmark & I can't believe they can't put together a software fix.
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Have you tried setting the color to black cartridge only. You may be printing the black with a combination of colored inks. I occasionally have a similar problem. Sometimes I can get the black to work by taking a paper towel dampened with distilled water and holding it against the cartridge print head until I see black ink coming out. Replace the cartridge and try printing again. If this doesn't work try a new cartridge and run through your Printer Settings, making sure they are all set properly.
This happensregularlyin somemodels when thealignmentofpaper is notdone correctly.If the cartridgedoes not have agood print quality, the scannercan notcorrectly read thealignment andalignmentrepeatedseveral timesuntil you getit right. Checkthe alignmentwith cartridgesin excellent condition.
alignment error usually means that one cartridge is not printing, or paper tray is empty.
try removing both cartridges then stamp each printhead on some folded tissue paper. You should get one solid strip of black ink with the black cart and 3 colour strips with the colour cart.
If you don't...there is your problem.
Printer keeps trying to perform an alignment after installing a new black ink cartridge fix:
1.Unplug USB 2.Turn printer off 3.Wait 10 seconds 4.Remove paper from paper tray so printer has no paper to print on 5.Turn printer on 6.Printer messages to insert paper in paper tray 7.Press and hold “Setup” and “ Cancel” buttons and press “OK” 8.Should be good until next black ink cartridge change.
the printer keeps saying "press enter to align cateritage" so i press enter. there was no black ink so
I went to the printer store and bought a refill on black ink...
Put the refilled cateritage in the printer and again its says allign cateritage. It takes about 5 minutes, and it prints out a piece of paper and says alignment failed....