How to Reset the Ink Level on a Lexmark Printer

Released Date:2012-07-23 06:15:14


  1. The Printer Solution Center Option

    • 1

      Open the "Printer Solution Center" program on the computer associated with the Lexmark printer.

    • 2

      Select the "Maintenance" tab in the "Printer Solution Center."

    • Select the "Install a new printer cartridge" option.

    • 4

      Click the "Next" buttons until the "Print the Alignment page" window appears onscreen.

    • 5

      Select the "Print" button. If the Lexmark printer still doesn't read the refilled cartridges as having sufficient ink, repeat the process.

    Resetting the Cartridge Option

    • 6

      Remove the black and color cartridges, refilled or new, from the printer.

    • 7

      Turn the printer off using the power button. Leave the printer off for about 20 seconds to allow it to power down completely.

    • 8

      Turn the printer on using the power button. The printer will go through the normal start-up process and will determine that no cartridges are installed.

    • 9

      Repeat Steps 3 and 4 five times. This process will allow the Lexmark printer to remove the usual five most recent ink cartridges from its memory and list of current ink cartridges and, as a result, accept the newly refilled ink cartridge.