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Lexmark x 1270 & x1290 printer won't print black after using re-filled cartridges.

I have a Lexmark X1270 & X1290 printer that have stopped printing using re-filled cartridges or new black cartridges. The color stopped printing on the X1270 printer but after Lexmark sent me a new COLOR cartridge it started printing COLOR but stopped printing BLACK,
I have tried all of the suggestions from Lexmark Tech. Services but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help?

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  • anyaevans36 Aug 09, 2008

    lexmark x1270 will not print in color using windows vista

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    looks like the ink leaked out of the cartridge

  • marina315 Dec 03, 2008

    I am printing a document i need black ink all i get printing out is color i have replaced my cartridges and still i am getting nowhere so i have two new cartridges installed whats wrong

  • Aman79 Dec 31, 2008

    This printer is garbage. It printed two documents when I bought it, then a month later wouldn't print. I bought new cartridges and the same problem. Lexmark wants me to send them my cartridges to be tested and buy new cartridges for now. I see how they make their money through cheap ink.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    well i have the same problem and i spent £30 on new cartridges thinkin it would work but i did not [email protected]

  • valh2009 Jan 12, 2009

    on test page the black box doesnt print. Tried new cartridge still same problem. Problems with most black printing

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem as others---new black cartrige but it won't print. Does anyone have a solution?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    The printer is about 12 months old and rarely used. It started only printing pink so I renewed the black cartridge and it still only printed pink. After doing loads of cleaning cycles there is a feint yellow line on the test print now as well as magenta but still no black. This is really unacceptable, what do I do now, throw away a practically new printer that has only printed out a few emails & maps? They are genuine Lexmark cartridgdes and I expected better. I believe that the printhead is part of the cartridge so cannot even attempt to clean it - any suggestions?


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Hmmm...paperman..that's unusual to say the least..

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