Lexmark™ Carriage Jam
How do clogs and ink failure lead to Lexmark carriage jam?
There is a rod in the carriage of your printer that is meant for holding the cartridges. It keeps on moving and spreading the ink on the paper throughout the process of printing. If this rod is jammed because of any reason, you face a carriage jam. As mentioned above, the main function of the carriage rod is to spread the ink, so obviously any clog or ink failure will lead to a poor print quality. If rollers of your printer are leaving marks on the document, then you need to clean them with a wet cleaning pad. Never use the chemical cleaners such as benzine, thinner, or alcohol to clean the rollers. In extreme cases you might need to replace an old cartridge of your Lexmark Printer with a newer one. Once you get a new cartridge for your printer, you need to be very careful while replacing it, otherwise it might cause a carriage jam.
Carriage jams might prove to be a headache for printer users. In order to avoid carriage jams you need to take care of various issues.
Some of them are discussed below:
- Messy Leaks
- Early Cartridge Failure
- Cartridge Replacements
If you face a problem of messy ink leakage, then you need to locate and clean the copper-colored flex circuit strip on the back of the cartridge with the help of a clean, damp, lint-free cloth. Never try to wipe the nozzle end of the cartridge or the gold or silver nozzle plate on the bottom of the cartridge.
Early Cartridge Failure
Usually ink cartridges get damaged because they get dried up. It usually happens in the areas with low humidity. In that case, you need to add a humidifier to the place where the printer is kept. If the problem still persists, then you may have to replace the ink cartridge.
Once you have decided to get a new cartridge for your printer, you need to be very careful for replacing it. After unpacking the cartridge, you need to roll the cartridge carefully. Now open the printer’s front cabinet and remove the old cartridge. Put the new cartridge in the printer until it gets locked in place and then close the front cabinet carefully.
By taking the above-mentioned points into consideration, you will definitely be able to resolve various carriage jam related issues with your Lexmark Printer.
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