How to Override a Printer Error for a Lexmark Print Cartridge

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How to Override a Printer Error for a Lexmark Print Cartridge
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Sometimes after refilling a Lexmark print cartridge and replacing it in the machine, you will receive a print error and the printer won't function. There is a way to override the error message and get the machine printing again.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton swab

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  1. 1

    Remove and replace the print cartridge. If that doesn't solve the error, move on to Step 2.

  2. 2

    Remove the print cartridge from the machine.

  3. 3

    Wet the end of a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol.

  4. 4

    Wipe the copper coloured contacts on the print cartridge with the cotton swab to clean.

  5. 5

    Wipe the contacts in the printer where the cartridge sits.

  6. 6

    Replace the cartridge and try a test print. If removing residue for a clean connection didn't solve the error, move on to step 7.

  7. 7

    Turn off the printer.

  8. 8

    Unplug the printer from the power source and leave it unplugged for 15 to 30 minutes. This will reset the printer.

  9. 9

    Plug the printer back into the power source and turn it on.

  10. 10

    Print a test page.

Tips and warnings

  • If you can't solve the error on your own, contact Lexmark for technical support.

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