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Lexmark C500 Error light showing,with New ink cartrige inserted showing toner low replace cartrige on machines display? Help!! thanks

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Remove the cartridge, take a flashlight and check the right side inside the printer for a RED LED (in the place where the cartidge stays). Take a tape and patch that LED. That's all ! Enjoy

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Cartridges error on a lexmark


Error: "Invalid Toner Cartridge"; Error: "Invalid Refill"; Message: "Change Cartridge"
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One of these error messages may appear on the printer display immediately after or shortly after a new toner cartridge is installed into the printer. Note: This may not be specifically a toner cartridge problem; the error may be due to a stuck cover open switch on the printer.

To see if the cover open switch is the cause of this problem, open the top front cover and observe the message on the printer's display panel. The display should read Close Door or Insert Cartridge.


If this message is not displayed, the top cover open sensor and switch will need to be replaced. In addition, the printer may have damaged the new toner cartridge. If the cover open sensor is not operating properly, a new cartridge can be incorrectly flagged as a refilled cartridge by the printer. If this happens, the new cartridge will continue to cause an Invalid Refill or Invalid Cartridge error even if you try reinstalling it or installing it into another printer. If this should occur, please contact the point of purchase of the cartridge to find out how to get the cartridge replaced.

Caution: If the cover open sensor is not operating, do not install another new toner cartridge until you have completed the directions below. Inserting another new cartridge can cause that cartridge to stop working as well. Should this situation arise, please take the following actions:


Place the original working cartridge (the empty or near-empty one) back into the printer. This should clear the error message.

Turn the printer off. Doing this will disengage the cover open sensor.

With the printer switched off, open the top lid and remove the old toner cartridge.

Now replace the old cartridge with another new Lexmark toner cartridge.

Power the printer back on. The printer should now read this cartridge as a newly installed toner cartridge and the error should be cleared. The printer and toner cartridge should function properly now, but the top cover sensor on the printer will still need to be replaced.

If your printer is still under warranty or covered under a service contract, please contact Lexmark Technical Support or your service provider for further recommendations and instructions. Until you can get the cover open switch replaced, remember to have the printer powered off whenever you replace the toner cartridge.

If the top cover switch appears to be working fine, or if you have followed the above steps and your printer continues to post an Invalid Toner Cartridge or Invalid Refill error, make sure you are using a new original Lexmark toner cartridge. A toner cartridge remanufactured or refilled by a third party can cause this error.

To help identify a refilled cartridge, look for the yellow label attached to the toner drum and the body of the toner cartridge. If this is damaged or removed, the cartridge may have been refilled.

If you are using a third-party refilled or remanufactured toner cartridge, it is recommended that you install a new Lexmark brand toner cartridge. Lexmark cannot guarantee the compatibility of any third-party toner cartridges with our printers.

OR

1 Switch on the Lexmark X83 printer.

2 Lift open the cartridge door at the front of the device, below the scanner unit. The printer automatically moves the cartridge carrier to the correct position.

3 Pull each ink cartridge toward you to unclasp it from the carrier. Lift the cartridge out of the cartridge carrier.

4 Clean the copper contacts on the bottom of each cartridge with a clean, dry lint-free cloth. Use a gentle, circular motion to clean the contacts.

5 Insert the ink cartridges back into the cartridge carrier. Push back firmly on each cartridge until it snaps into place.

6 Repeat each step in this procedure again. Close the cartridge door.

Oct 04, 2012 | Printers & Copiers

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Lexmark Z640


Hi,

Are you using original cartridges?

Mar 09, 2008 | Lexmark Z640 InkJet Printer

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My lexmark 5600-6600 reading low ink. Yet they are brand new cartriges. What do I do?


Hello,

Take a small piece of clear tape. Try covering one of the outside vertical row of contacts at the front of the cartridge. Re-insert it and it should force the printer into thinking it is a new cartridge.
Ink now shows with question mark but reads as full and prints fine.

Regards,
katharsys_i

Mar 03, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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C500 Cyan and magenta do not print on test page. Parts life shows OK for all expendibles.


If you have new toner, did you shake it about 10 times back and forth to evenly distribute the toner inside? Also take out the toner and re-insert and try again. It is possible your drum needs to be cleaned too or replaced if near end of life drum count.

Dec 22, 2010 | Lexmark C500n Laser Printer

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How to reset lexmark c540 toner low?


Hi there

Open the ink cartridge door above the paper output tray on your Lexmark printer.

Push the release tab behind the ink cartridge to remove it. Pull the cartridge straight out of the ink compartment.

Pull the protective tape off the bottom of the new ink cartridge. Insert the new cartridge into the compartment and press it back until it locks into the compartment.

Close the ink cartridge door. Push the arrow button on the keypad to select either "Standard" or "High Yield" based on the type of cartridge you installed. Press "Select" when the proper type displays.

Sep 19, 2010 | Lexmark C540N PROD SPECS TBD Printer

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Lexmark C500 printer SVC LL ERROR, SVC L1 ERROR


As i'm sure you already know the error means - Laser power is lower than the output limit.
It's probably due to a bad contact on the engine board. If you would like the service manual it can be downloaded from the following link free of charge http://www.eserviceinfo.com/equipment_mfg/Lexmark_22.html any problems come back to me.

Aug 11, 2008 | Lexmark C510n Laser Printer

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LEXMARK C500


If you open your printer front and pull out all the toner cartridges, on the left, you will see 4 LED lights vertically in a column that match up with 4 matching red light receptor sensors on the right side. Each toner cartridge has a tiny window on each side. When the toner powder level drops below the window level, a light passes all the way through the cartridge from the LED light to the light receptor and trips the printer to display the low toner warning.

The goal is to BLOCK THE LIGHT. The easiest way is to put electrical tape over the window on the right side of each cartridge window. To ensure you have the proper hole, just shine a flashlight in the hole and you will see the reflection from the tiny plastic window.

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No printing


If you brought new Lexmark cartridges please change it as it comes with one year warranty but before try to perform a self test, (i.e make a copy) if it works then try printing , if get the error then change the cart.........................

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LEXMARK X215 MFP ERROR MESSAGE


press menu-#-1-9-3-4 with the copier on enter in tech mode. press menu and scroll to new cartrige; select yes. press again menu-#-1-9-3-4 to exit service mode (do not modify other item; your machine will broken!)

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