How to Override a Printer Error for a Lexmark Print Cartridge

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Override a Printer Error for a Lexmark Print Cartridge

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.


Step 1

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

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Step 2

Remove the print cartridge from the machine.

Step 3

Wet the end of a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol.

Step 4

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


Step 5

Wipe the contacts in the printer where the cartridge sits.

Step 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.

Step 7

Turn off the printer.

Step 8

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


Step 9

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

Step 10

Print a test page.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Cotton swab


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