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Problem With My Printer, Can Anyone Help?  
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

I have a Lexmark 1180 All-In-One printer/scanner. I recently changed a cartridge, but since I did that, it won't work. When I turn it on, it will make the usual noise, as if it's resetting itself, but will continue for a short while, then the power button will flash. I've tried using the online help guide, but it didn't help me. Has anyone else had this problem or can help me, as I need to print out things soon. Sorry to sound vague, but I'm not exactly technically minded.

[Edited 2006-03-11 23:41:57]


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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

my Lexmark did the same type of thing..

I found it easier to go get a new printer, when they start to crap out 99% of the time it's not worth the headache to fix it.

Chris



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
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Try changing to the old (empty) cartridge. Will it work - printing badly but at least "something", being an empty cartridge - or does it still fail to work?

It could be a bad cartridge. Or maybe it's mis-placed. Or you failed to remove the plastic protection things on it.

-Manuel



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

Do the cartridges have circuitry on them? If so, its possible it got damaged at some point. If you printer will print with an empty/low cartridge (my HP9110 won't), try ManuCH's suggestion. If it works, culprit is likely the new cartridge and will likely be fixed by 'another' new cartridge.


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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

Make certain you have replaced BOTH cartridges, since this is probably a color printer. At the same time, in printer properties or the printer program, there should be a print alignment command or a clean cartridge command. Those should do the trick.

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

I've tried everything with the cartridges, taking them out and turning the printer on, only have one in etc.


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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

You should have utilities that allow you to align or clean your cartridges.

User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

What does a flashing power button mean on this model? I know on my old Lexmark all-in-one it meant it was offline. Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the software? That used to help with mine when it used to throw a wobbly.

Rgds.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 7):

It does it even when its not connected to my computer.



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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 8):

You could maybe try Google? Lots of forums about that may be of use. I'm afraid I'm at a loss as to what could be the problem without seeing it. Have you tried a hammer yet??

 Wink

Rgds.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 9):
Have you tried a hammer yet??

Wink

It's becoming very tempting, lol.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Try printing a test page. Hold the paper feed AND power button at the same time for about five seconds. Then tell me what happens.


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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 11):
Try printing a test page. Hold the paper feed AND power button at the same time for about five seconds. Then tell me what happens.

Nothing happens.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Okay. Now completely uninstall the printer, restart your computer and let it "find new hardware." Install it again.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

"PC Load Letter"? What the fuck does that mean?

Quoting Sunshine79 (Thread starter):
I have a Lexmark 1180 All-In-One printer/scanner.

I used to own a Lexmark until I got tired of shelling out $50+ for new cartridges. Plus I was hardly using the scanner/copier function anyway. I got a new printer (one that takes up less than half the space of my old one) for less than the price to replace both cartridges on my old Lexmark.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 13):
Okay. Now completely uninstall the printer, restart your computer and let it "find new hardware." Install it again.

I've re-installed it, but the same thing keeps happening to the actual printer.



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9345 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 15):
I've re-installed it, but the same thing keeps happening to the actual printer.

Well then, this is just absolutely bizarre. I've never had problems this excessive with my own Lexmark, even though they are a problem child printer assortment.

I wonder if there is a driver that you need to download from the Lexmark website.

Time to call up a computer store, if you ask me.



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Thread starter):
I have a Lexmark 1180 All-In-One printer/scanner

Theres your problem. Lexmark=shit quality 99.89856745% of the time. I've owned 2, both crapped out within the first months, never worked consistantly, etc.



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 17):
Theres your problem. Lexmark=shit quality 99.89856745% of the time. I've owned 2, both crapped out within the first months, never worked consistantly, etc.

I've owned one, and the only reason why I quit using it was because I could buy a brand new printer for the price of the ink for my Lexmark printer. The ink for the Canon printer I have now costs as much for both cartridges as it did for one Lexmark one.


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