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Printer not working

Hi my lexmark z82 is not working . while changeing ink my ink bar slide to the right and i was unaable to put the ink in propery. so i un plugged the printer and now for the last 5 days the only thing it says is "powering up please wait " and that was 5 days ago .

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Re: printer not working

So take out your ink cartridge and carefully re inset.. it definitely has not engaged with a switch in the back.. therefore it does not actuate... try this

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Re: printer not working

If that happened while changing the cartridge and re-inserting doesno't work you might have a different problem. If the print head slams to one side during power on there is a good chence the homing strip has come out from the sensor.

This strip is a small Mylar strip that runs L-R and is behind the printhead. CAREFULLY make sure that this strip rides inside the sensor on the back side of the printhead. It usually pops out to the back so just lift up and forward a little.

Please repost and let me know how things go

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I have put in my second set of ink cartridges, brand new and it keep telling me the ink is low and prints out very light.

Your cartridge may need cleaning. Please refer to this article in the Lexmark website on How to Clean the Cartridges on the Z82 Color Jetprinter. You can also try to insert a different known working cartridge.

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To install the cartridges, please follow the steps given below:
1. Press "Setup" until "Cartridge" appears on the display.
2. Press the "Right arrow" button until "Change cartridge" appears on the second row of the display.
3. Press "Enter/Select." Now you may install the cartridges in the cartridge carrier.
4. Press "Right arrow" to select the color cartridge type that you installed, once "Left Cartridge?" appears on the display.
5. Press "Enter/Select."
6. Press "Right arrow" to select the black cartridge type that you installed, once "Right Cartridge?" appears in the display.
7. Press "Enter/Select."
An alignment test page should print if "New Cartridge" is selected.


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SmarThru User Manual

For the manual, I found the Smart thru 2 (not the Smart thru 4) Guide for the Z82 printer in the Lexmark website. It's a PDF file you can download. Just click on this link: . But I hope you'll find the needed information you are seeking.

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How to install a lexmark z82 printer without a cd

Download the drivers from Lexmark here. That's all you need to get it working.

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We have put innew cartridges and the printer will not work.It will copy. This problem was apparent before we changed the cartridge. Thanks,

hmmm are sure u get the right cartridges?if they are right ones then may be they are not propery inserted check propery the cartrdges.good lucky.

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I`m trying to load my Lexmark Z82 printer on my computer, and not having any luck.

Be sure to have the printer unplugged from your computer until all the drivers have been loaded. You should get a message advising you when to plug in the USB cable.

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I need a driver for my Lexmark z82 vista compatible

If you do not have the disk you must download the software from Internet, follow instructions below,

Click here:

LEXMARK : Official Lexmark Drivers and Software

CANON : Official Canon Drivers and Software or Canon USA:DRIVER & DOWNLOADS

A web page will open, follow instructions, select model, select operative system etc., and click on download .
Chose to download the file in my documents when asked.
After downloading, find the file,double click on the file ,then if you get in troubles, follow the instructions below to reset and reinstall drivers:

  • Unplug printer USB.
  • Go to control panel >> installed printers in Windows and remove (delete ) any installed printer from printer list.
  • Download driver from website, or use the disk and run the install file.
  • Follow driver installation wizard.
  • Plug back printer when prompted from installation wizard.
Note:some printerdoes not work on Vista, if you do not find any driver download for Vista on your model page, that means your model is not Vista compatible.

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