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#1 Activa

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:56 PM

I have a Lexmark all in One 1200 series printer, which I probably haven't used for three months - until today that is. Could the cartridges have dried up in it as it hasn't been used for so long? It is only printing the yellow and red colours there are no blues/greens etc and the black is almost non existant. I've run the print test several times which is supposed to clear the nozzles but it hasn't made any difference, I know the cartridges have not run out as they were only fairly new cartridges and there is no indication that the cartridges are running low. Is there something that I should be doing or something that I could manually clean?

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:09 PM

Lexmark is known for their ink drying up. I keep mine in a ziplock bag when I am not using it.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:45 PM

I found the answer on the Lexmark site - take the cartridges out and wipe them with a damp lint free cloth and wipe the contacts as well - thinking about it I had to do this once before but with a different printer

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:36 PM

And It works? Learn something new everyday :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 06:06 PM

Yes it definitely works - think the ink must dry up in the nozzles and then block, I suppose it is common sense really. Tells you how to do it on the Lexmark site.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:05 PM

I havent had the problem yet I was just warned about them drying up.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:28 PM

Dab the cartridges on a dampened paper towel that is moderately wet. Then dab them on a dry spot.
If you get all three colors they are flowing.

If that doesnt work get a little plastic tub like for butter or something. Fill it with about 1/4 inch of moderately hot water.
Soak the cartridges for a minute or two. Dry before reinserting.

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