Printer Color Off

By Snuffy09 ·
I just reinstalled a printer for my mom because the printer software was crashing.

Now when it prints the color is off.. now the Black colors have a bland purple tint, nothing i do seems to change this problem.

The cartridges are in the right slots and they are clean and new.

Please help

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~Printer info~

by Snuffy09 In reply to Printer Color Off

Its a Lexmark All-in-one X1270 running on windows xp pro

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Does it have 'test pages' ? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to ~Printer info~

Try running the Test Page output.

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I tried it

by Snuffy09 In reply to Does it have 'test pages' ...

the xp logo still comes out with a purple tint

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Well, what exactly did you mean by ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I tried it

You 'reinstalled' the printer ?

How did you do that ? Step by step please.

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reinstall steps

by Snuffy09 In reply to Well, what exactly did yo ...

Add remove programs>lexmark 1200 series>uninstall

Ran Ccleaner


Put lexmark cd in>ran install


Print Test page

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Depending on which version you've got now ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to reinstall steps
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Also try the built in DEMO page....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to reinstall steps

Usually, printers have some sort of DEMO Mode which can be printed by using just the buttons on the printer itself without the computer involved. Look at the User's Manual to figure out how to make the printer print that way. If the colors come out correctly, the problem is on the computer (drivers or software). If it still comes out with the wrong colors, the problem is in the printer, either bad/clogged cartridges or physical wear and tear damage to the printer itself which might necessitate replacing the printer.

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