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Solved: Faint printing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dano_61, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. dano_61

    dano_61 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have a Lexamark 1200 ALL IN ONE printer, its only about three months old, i am getting really faint print, the cartridge reads 3/4 full.I tried cleaning it with the Lexamark solution centre
    I am using Windows XP

    Thank you

    Dan
     
  2. ZeRealBigBoss

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    Inkjet cartridges are in reality high technology produced in a cheap way. In them there is not only ink, but also some electronics and a heating element that heats the ink and actually throws it in little droplets through a very tiny hole onto the paper. Many things can go wrong there.

    In order to prevent re-filling, the electronics are designed not to last very long, with a safety margin of abt. 300%; that is why mostly refilling can only be done 3 or 4 times. More times if you are lucky, less if you are not, as apparently in your case. Go back to the supplier and complain; it is a known issue.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Good point how long has this cartridge been in use?
     
  4. ChimpanzeeUK

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    It may be a dumb suggestion, but also double-check that you aren't printing in "draft" mode accidentally.
     
  5. dano_61

    dano_61 Thread Starter

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    I have had the printer for about 3 months, maybe it has dried up ?
     
  6. dano_61

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    hey guys, i fixed it, i read somewhere the print heads get clogged and that a little soak in hot water cleans them, great success

    Thanks
     
  7. Rich-M

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    Yeah Lexmark is amongst the poorest quality ink...spreads wet takes long time to dry on paper and little time at all to dry up in unused cartridge and clog them....
     
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