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Old 05-05-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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It's more than two years old and it stopped printing. Everything that 'prints' comes out blank.

What should I do to fix the problem?
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Have you tried new ink?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Do you have the cartridges swapped ? tricolor where black should be ? black where tricolor should be ? Or Wally World has them for about 40 bucks.... just check and see if it has the cables USB and the power cable. And at least the black cartridge... shop around the cables are $$$$
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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The printer was working several weeks ago now it is printing like it has no ink however the computer has notified me that there is still ink in the printer.
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Old 05-06-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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The printer was working several weeks ago now it is printing like it has no ink however the computer has notified me that there is still ink in the printer.
Computers lie about this sometimes.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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I hope you are telling me the truth.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Run your maintenance protocols using the printer menu. Maybe something is clogged.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Boardman, OH
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Lexmark ink cartridges have a tendency to dry up, that could be the issue as well.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Run the cleaning protocol. The heads think there is ink, but nothing is coming out. Also see if there is a page test directly from the printer. Printers are not economical to repair. Replace it with a HP or a canon if its an Inkjet. If its a laser then go to a Brother. Staples usually has the best prices (and return policy).
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