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I was forced to change the ink in my lexmark x2500 now it says i need to align the cartridges by printing the sheet and scanning it... i could do all that if my scanner wasnt broken. Is there any way to bipass this?

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I am unsure of the EXACT steps but yes you cab BYPASS the alignment process.

If you print photographs however the MINOR misalignment may be an issue as mentioned previously by Rulds.

For most general purposes it should however not be an issue.

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My Lexmark X2500 All In One printer will not come on at all. The contacts where the power cord is inserted were bent pushed back and were not making contact but I put them back in place and it still will not power up. Does anyone know what the problem may be and how to fix it?

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Say you did get around to bypassing this step. Your printer will be so horribly mis alligned. So your answer is no. I would not instruct someone to bypass instructions that is given by a printer. if the scanner is dead then repair needs to be done before you have more issues with the print heads. I mean face it if there was a way to bypass you would have the answer. But to be truethfull here I would say no and leave it at that and hope for your ratings to be forthcomming.


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    I have a lexmark and have worked on them in the past,present and future. There will be a noticeable change if you bypass a allignment and see speaking of this no expert knows how to bypass it on here. If there was such a bypass we would see that bob came up with this solution. But since I wear the lexmark bange I will hope you trust your gut feelings on here.



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I recently replaced my ink cartridges for my Lexmark X2500 with brand new ones, Lexmark brand, I inserted them and followed instructions and now it still tells me that it can not print that I need new...

  • Open up the "Printer Solution Center." If there is no icon on your desktop for your Lexmark printer, click on the "Start" menu button, which is located at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Click on "All Programs," and then look for "Lexmark." Select the "Printer Solution Center.

    Choose "Install a new printer cartridge" under the "Maintenance" tab.

  • Click on "Next" until you see the "Print the Alignment page" option, then choose "Print."

  • Repeat steps 1,2 and 3 if the ink level gauge still isn't showing sufficient ink.

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    I replaced both cartridges in my x2500 with new cartridges but the printer still says I need to replace them. What to do?

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    Hi. I cant get my printer to allign. I've just replaced the black ink cartridge and when i put the allignment page inside the scanner it wont scan

    Did you try to align the unit manually or with the computer?

    Alignment page does not print

    1 Make sure you remove the sticker and transparent tape from both print


    2 Make sure the color print cartridge is secure in the left carrier and the black

    print cartridge is secure in the right carrier.
    3 Make sure you loaded the paper correctly and did not force the paper into
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    Aligning your print cartridges without a computer

    Make sure you follow the steps on the Setup sheet to complete hardware

    installation. Continue with the following steps to optimize print quality.

    1 Make sure you have loaded paper into the paper support, and then press

    and hold Scan for three seconds. For help, see "Using the control panel"

    on page 4.

    An alignment page prints.

    2 Place the printed alignment page onto the scanner glass.

    3 Press Scan. For help, see "Using the control panel" on page 4.

    Once scanning is complete, your print cartridges are aligned for optimal
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    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response.

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    I replaced the ink cartridge and the alignment screen did not come up, and a result I can't print now. It always came up before. It was printing before I changed the cartridge. How do I solve the problem

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    You need to reset the ink level before the printer can print further, to do these please follow the following step:
    1) Goto the Lexmark Solution Center application.
    2) Press button Maintenance>Install a new print cartridge, follow the instruction on screen. U may then have your new full ink level. Note: u only can reset to full level, cannot customize the level by your own.
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    Once the alignment page is print you need page the page in the scanner bed and hit the scan button on the printer once it done you be able to print again this process is know as scan back alignment ..

    Good luck.....

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    Ink Cartridge Alignment

    On alignment sheet, do you see a line of yellow blocks?
    And on next line do you see alternate block and yellow blocks?

    (Without these, alignment fails)

    If not, change the colour cartridge, re-print the page and repeat alignment.

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