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Right Cartridge Incorrect How can I reset NVRAM on lexmark x7170. I tried everything. Unpluging, reseting to factory default on machine. nothing. Is there buton combination to solve this?

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  • Slobodan Tomic Dec 20, 2007

    I tried with that and nothing happen! Still got the same massage :

    Right Cartridge Incorrect

  • Slobodan Tomic Dec 20, 2007

    I tried that but I still have the same massage.

    Right Cartridge Incorrect

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my X7170, I get the right cartridge incorrect message no matter what I try to correct it. One time I got it to print by clearing and resetting the error message but the next time I went to use it the same problem existed and then I couldn't get it to work again after that....

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my X4580 wireless printer. It reads Right Cartridge Incorrect, Left Cartridge Incorrect and it was printing with these cartridges so I know they are the right ones.



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I prefer to buy a new color cartridge cause if you have right cartidge incorrect it means that your printer cant read the catridge. GOOD LUCK!

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


I found this on the following website

How to Reset/Clear the NVRAM and Language Selection on the Lexmark X7100, X7300, X8300 and X5400 Series All-In-Ones

Before you begin
Make sure your printer is connected to the PC via a USB cable.

  1. Go to
  2. Download the ClrNVRam.EXE file and save it on your hard drive:
  3. Double-click on the fileto execute it.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007


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On the printer operating panel, press the Options button twelve (12) times until Set Defaults appears on the LCD.
When you see the Use Factory option on the display, press Select. The printer should now be reset to the default settings.

Be aware that this will not clear up any issues related to problematic ink cartridges ink levels...

You can fix that issue by doing the following: just put the tape into the terminal and run cleaning process the printer will tell you that your cartridge is incorrect, just ignore it and removed the tape and try to print again and it will read the cartridge as new one.

If that does not work then try ordering a new cartridge


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This solution (RESET the BRICK - solution 1 above) worked for me!

I had a brand new out of the box Lexmark X4580 and after one or two prints I was suddenly getting a "Left Cartridge Incorrect" error showing on the Printer Control Panel and the printer would now all me to print anything.

After about an hour of trying this and that (cartridges in, out and shalen all about!) ; no avail, I tried this and hey presto, it worked.

When I removed the "Brick" power supply I left it until the Green LED had faded right out though, I dont know if that was significant or not. Fingers crossed all is sorted now!

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