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another faulty lexmark x73

Q: another faulty lexmark x73

It seems after reading the forums that the x73 would be better suited in my nieghbours skip.. but untill then i wondered if any one can help
my printer has been fine untill..... i needed to change the cartridge i was half way through printing documents when it ran out so i cancelled the print went out to get a new cartridge and now its ....buggered when i open the front cover the cartridge holders wont move into the middle and when i turn the printer on it spools about 5 sheets of paper through and then the status lights keeps flashing it wont print nor will it feed paper it still photocopies but nothing from the print side works i have uninstalled and reinstalled with the original disc and also downloaded the drivers from lexmark.. have i done something wrong when i cancelled the print job?

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A: another faulty lexmark x73

I can't imagine cancelling a print job would damage the printer itself. You should have definately been able to turn off the power, then turn it back on and things be back to normal.
So you've replaced the cartridges, and the copier still works? Sounds like it could be a problem in your cabling. Try replacing it, but once again I don't see how this would just crap out like that.

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

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A:Faulty RAM?

Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
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A:Two faulty GTX 560 Ti GPUs

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A:5870 No boot, fan full speed - kinda works on other mobo - faulty card?

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From Lexmark's knowledge base:

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A:Need help figuring out the faulty hardware

Go elsewhere on this TechSpot site, to find the excellent and nearly complete Beep Code list from member Tipstir. It can be very helpful.

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A:Faulty Power Button

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Wouldn't hurt to reseat your RAM and vid card, and any other plug in cards. The heatsink may have came loose on your CPU or graphics card causing them to get hotter than normal, which may be a cause for a blue screen. I've never reseated a graphics card heatsink, but its probably less of a pita than a CPU one. Just remember if you reseat you are going to need to clean off the existing paste and reapply before seating it again.
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what are you hardware specifications?

everyting, Cpu, motherboard, psu, gpu, ram,
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Can the lockup be caused by the RAM not getting enough voltage?

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Go back to the most basic setup you can imagine...
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Oh specialized support!

I believe it's your video card itself
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" id be angry "

LOL - you'll be even angrier if you don't and your sweet mobo gets gerfunkled.

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Just a little info for you
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sandyc said:

I just got this used printer from a neighbor and went and bought two new ink cartridges (staples remanufactured brand) the black works fine but it will not print in color. I got it to one time when i scanned a picture and printed it out. but now it won't do that in color either. I phoned the tech support and the guy said that this machine will not work with the staples remanufactured brand of ink. does anyone know if this is true?Click to expand...

Its true what the Tech says, some of the cheaper brands of ink are to thick to pass throuugh the nozzles of the ink head. Its a problem we face all the time in my job.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

From what I can gather. This seems to be a fairly common problem with Lexmark printers.

Sorry, but I don`t know how to fix your problem.

The only advice I can give is. Ditch the Lexmark, and get a Canon printer. Much more reliable, and a damn site cheaper to run. I.E the cartridges won`t cost you an arm and a leg.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Rule 1:
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You did use standoffs when fitting the new mobo didn`t you?

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Disconnect anything not required to boot your system.

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