How to 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.

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Override a Printer Error for a Lexmark Print Cartridge

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

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Remove the print cartridge from the machine.

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Wet the end of a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol.

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

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Wipe the contacts in the printer where the cartridge sits.

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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.

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Turn off the printer.

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

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

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Print a test page.