Sunshine79 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.
Searpqx 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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AndesSMF 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.
Jamie757 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.
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.
Srbmod 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.