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Keeps saying my colour cartridge is missing

I have cleaned the cartridge and the place where you put the cartridge. i just need to print black and white but the printer will not print without a colour cartridge for some reason. I tried unplugging the printer, powering it down, cleaning nothing is changing the situation HELP!!! ASAP

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Problem

Wrong cartridge; Left cartridge incorrect; Right cartridge incorrect; Left cartridge missing; Right cartridge missing; Error 1205; Error 1206; Cartridge error; Cartridge incorrect; Cartridge missing

Environment

Microsoft Windows XP; Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition; Microsoft Windows 2000; Microsoft Windows Vista

Solution

Explanation

An 'incorrect cartridge' or 'missing cartridge' error can be displayed if:



    • The wrong cartridge is installed, or

    • The cartridge is not installed properly, or

    • The cartridge is missing.

What to do

X4850
http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&id=SO4738&segment=SUPPORTproductCode%3D&productCode=LEXMARK_X4875&locale=EN&userlocale=EN_US

Posted on Feb 12, 2018

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SOURCE: lexmark x1180 printer all in one

Clean the contacts on the cartidge and printer ( open the replace ink door wait for the printhead to come to center and turn off power) if that does not work then replace cartridge, it might be a recycled one that they did not chane the chip. 

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

SOURCE: Lexmark X125 keeps saying cover open change cartridge

try to make sure that the clear "ribbon" is situated correctly inside the unit, otherwise it will not communicate correctly with the moving electronics in the cartridge tray

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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SOURCE: printer won't print-says color cartridge is missing and it is there

With your lexmark, the printhead is separate to the cartridge, so you can try cleaning the printhead on the printer with correct pc cleaning fluid and a cotton bud (Q tip is us) see if this helps. It will not hurt to use a wet wipe (baby wipe, not perfumed) and gently clean the gold contacts (points) on the cartridge where it goes into the printer. Post back if no good. For the hp, i believe hp's have the printhead atattched to the cartridge itself (i do not have as much info about hp's) and as you have tried cleaning already (assuming you cleaned as above) you coukd try uninstalling and reinstalling printer. Post back if you nees assistance in this.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Lexmark x2650 printer not responding to new cartridge

yes you have to have both of them then everything should be fine.if you have the color cartridge that is empty put it in for now and see if it will work it will let u know that it is empty but at least you will be able to print in black

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Print Cartridge Missing

had cartridge refilled put back but comes up no cartridge

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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