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Windows 7: Lexmark Printing Problem

14 Dec 2012   #1
jcaswell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Lexmark Printing Problem

Deafr All

I do not think that this has anything to do with Windows, but, as I have had some good suggestions here before, I thought that I would post here as well as trying elsewhere.

I have just started to get streaky results on the black cartridge from my Lexmark Interact S605. I have replaced the black cartridge, reinstalled the whole Lexmark software control package, and am still getting the same poor results. This leads me to believe that it is not the driver or the cartridge

The cartridge does not have the ink control mechanism built in, and I therefore think that the issue is likely to be in the system that controls the ink distribution in the print head.

Any thoughts? It is a cheap printer (ink less so) and therefore a commodity item that gets thrown away when it stope working, so it may have reached its end-of-life. Before I dump it (and 35 worth of ink, that grieves me most), has anyone got any suggestions


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14 Dec 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Does your Lexmark printer program have a clean or alignment test section. If so use it.
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14 Dec 2012   #3
jcaswell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Dear Layback Bear - thank you for your quick response. It does have those sort of utilities, and I have tried them and still get the same problem. What I have just tried is taking the whole print head out (as apposed to the individual cartridges), wiping that and replacing it. That seems to have done the trick. I am not sure whether it was the removal and replacement of the head, or the wipe, but it seems to have worked.
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14 Dec 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well that was going to be my next suggestion if plan A didn't work. Normally it the wiping that does it. It normally ink build up. The cheaper printers some times do disperse the ink properly and you get a build up. Just print a test page to check every thing.
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