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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Re: Lexmark z2420 - installed new ink cartridges. I
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.
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A lot of the ink jet printers have a copper color strap on the ink cartridge this contains the heads. If you are refilling the cartridges or have let the printer sit for a long time the heads can get built up dry ink stuck in them. Try taking the cartridge out and physically cleaning it using rubbing alcohol. If this does not work try replacing the cartridge.
You cannot refill lexmark ink cartridges successfully suggest you buy the original as you are not easily going to find generics good luck try and buy the high yield cartridge at least 200-300 pages extra depending on the model
Yes you do need 2.
All ink cartridge bays has to be filled with a working cartridge, for the print driver to allow you to print. That is why I prefer single ink type printers, so it is not so expensive to maintain the inks you don't use.
A lot of printer manufactures place a small chip on the ink cartridge. Combined with the printer software it knows you re-filled the cartridge. This forces you to buy new ink. A work around that works with some printers. Keep you're old ink cartridges. Replace with new and when it empties replace with you're re-filled ink cartridge. Store you're old re-filled cartridges in a dry cool place when not in use. With HP printers users keep three cartridges.
On your computer, go to "Start," "Programs," "Lexmark Series." Click "Lexmark Control Program."
the "Cartridges" tab. Click "Change Cartridges." The Change Cartridges
screen appears, displaying the animated instructions for installing or
changing cartridges. When you have finished viewing the animation,
click the "Finished" button.
Remove the tape covering the print head of the new print cartridge. Insert the new print cartridge as shown in the animation.
the "Choose Cartridges" screen appears, select the cartridge(s) you
installed in your printer from the list boxes. Click the appropriate
box to reset the ink levels to full. Click "OK."
Automatic Alignment screen appears. Click "Align" to align the print
cartridges for best print quality. The printer prints a page with a
bi-directional alignment pattern. On the printed test page, locate the
number that comes closest to forming a straight line under the
bi-directional alignment pattern. Enter that number as the
bi-directional alignment setting in the Alignment Cartridge dialog box.
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. Then try again with printing alignment task. Hope this help.