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Lexmark z2420 - installed new ink cartridges. I

Lexmark z2420 - installed new ink cartridges. I need to align the cartridges, but am getting an error message stating the printer is busy. I have restarted both my printer and my PC, I have even been able to print a document (of course horribly alligned). The ink cartridges are lexmark brand, and the proper ones for this printer. I am so frustrated, the ink cost twice what the printer did, I am ready to go "Office Space" on this *****.

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Hello ma'am/sir'

I think your printer need a reset.

please follow the steps:

1. remove the cartridges on the carrier then wipe or clean the cartridges with wet cloth.
also clean the gold connectors on the cartridges, and on the carrier also.
2. return the cartridges on the printer.
3. Turn On your printer and then OFF it by pulling the cord from the outlet.
4. Turn it On and do align cartridges.

Good Luck & please rate..

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