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I need to download drivers for a lexmark z845 printer

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Hello, Your model is one in a series as in the Z800 series and yours being the Z845, could mean it was sold by CostCo and not Office Depot; that sort of thing. That's how these model numbers translate.

    Would you look on the back of the printer and either reaffirm the number or post what you see there for the model number on the name plate, not just the model described on the front.

    I don't mean to confuse you, but this is how it is and how we find the correct drivers. So please bear with me. Thanks.



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Go to this address

You'll need to plug your model number in the search box. But, this system at Lexmark is really ugly from a programmers point of view. It will not bring up your printer on first try.

On the subsequent results page you'll see the search box again. Type your model number in again and hit enter or click on search.

The subsequent results page may still not display your model. Go ahead and enter your model number again. However, as you type this in, if you see a list of models that come close to your model number drop the list down and keep typing until you see yours. When you do, click on it and it will take you to a page where you select your operating system, XP or Vista.

However, you may still have to repeat this nutty procedure again until you get the results I stated above, don't bother looking for the illustration too hard, it should get listed in the search box. The rest is easy once you enter your operating system follow the steps and remember this important point.

Before you install your drivers, you NEED to disconnect the USB cable and leave it off the PC. When the installer is installing it MAY and probably will instruct you as to when to attach the USB cable. ONLY attach it when prompted to do so or after the installer is finished; one or the other or the install will fail and you'll have to uninstall and start over.

I know this sounds really screwy and convoluted and it is. Lexmark has the weirdest driver finder I've ever seen and I work on printer solutions all the time. Sorry. But this is the case. Hard to imagine its so difficult for such a basic printer isn't it?

Well, hang in there and stick with it, try again on the search if you keep failing to get your printer. Eventually you will get the right printer listed and find your drivers.

By the way, other than this driver finder at Lexmark, they are pretty good printers. We don't see problems with them here very often. Worst printer is an Canon, next a HP, then Brother and lastly the Epson which we rarely see as in the Lexmark when someone needs drivers.

Good luck and happy holidays.

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The only work around to this is to use two catridges(2 color and 2 black and white). The reason is the printer has a mechanism to check if the same catridge is being used again. SO when you have two cartridges when one is finished refill the other and use and vice-versa. This way you will be able to refill and use for ever without any problems..


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I have an z845 and all injet refills are the same...

1. buy an injet refill set from an office supply store, I found mine at Staples. There are more expensive ones you can but online (premium and photo quality inks) but the expense isn't much, just the time in getting them, if you can wait, go for them, unless you don't do photo glossy prints or iron transfer t-shirts, then color matching accuracy might not be as important.
2. open your pack, assemble your syringe, open the inks but leave the seals on, just poke the syringe through when you start to refill.
3. carefully pull the sticker from the cartridge, you don't have to replace it they say, but it's good to keep in on later to stop splashing.
4. use the included drill bit to widen the three holes in the top of the inkjet cart. (no drill bit, use you own, and you only need one that's slightly bigger that the syringe, the one I got was a quarter inch and very stupid)
5. **** up 3-4 cc of ink from a color bottle and stab the syringe all the way to the bottom of the cartridge in the hole of that color, it will resist because it's foam latex, make sure that there is no more resistance when it is fully at the bottom, and squeeze in carefully in case it's not actually empty.

-don't follow directions if they say to "fill it up to overflowing then **** out the excess", lexmarks leak when over half full. 8 is a full cart, 3-4 is probably safe.

-fully clean out the syringe between each color by sucking up water 3-4 times and blowing it out again.

-put the sticker back on seal your inks, clean the syringe and your ready to go.

-clean the metal contacts and then the print heads with the clear or pink solvent, wipe off with a dry cloth and reinsert into the printer.

Easy as pie.

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