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Administrator Password Reset to factory default

I bought an X4500 from a salvage yard - it has the scanner on top with the 630 B/W Laser and 5 paper trays plus the duplex unit. It prints just fine from the network. Copies locally as well. The problem is the remote scan to one of the networked systems. I called Lexmark, explained in the problem detail "I need to be able to reset the Administrators password to a factory default", that way I can build scanner accounts for any user on my net. So far, no one at Lexmark has a clue as to what I'm talking about. I need a person from the field service support level to just tell me what they would do if a printer came back off lease and they had to turn it around to another account. HELP!

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have you tried to reset the whole printer to factory defaults

**411 -> 4 -> 1 then the green go button

Daniel Knudsen

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

  • lihl Apr 20, 2012

    Dear monstermus;
    is there any possibility to make the X4500 receiving faxes and send them via eMail to my PC? I meen, the device is able to scan to email, why doesn't it be able send incoming faxes via email to a preconfigured mailbox?

    Thank you very much.

    Kind regards



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I bought it from my cousin my internet got cut off so i had it cut back on and nnow i dont no the security code to use it

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