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The printer says ink cartridges are 99% and 67% full but when I try to print a message comes up to order ink and the pictures of the cartridges have yellow question marks on them and nothing will print. I tried removing and replacing the cartridges, also turned power off and then on again. How can I fix this?

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First, make sure there are no print jobs stuck in the queue. On the computer, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Scroll down the items and make sure these services are "Started":

  • Print Spooler
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If status doesn't say Started, right click on the item and choose Properties. Choose Automatic for Startup type. Choose Started for Service status. Hit Apply then Ok to save the settings. Retry printing. If problem continues, contact Lexmark technical support. Thanks.

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