Reset a Lexmark laser printer

Edited by Fabian John Andan, Lynn, Eng, Christine dela Cruz

If you have any issues or problems when using your Lexmark printer, the only way to solve the problem is to reset your Lexmark printer. This process will also resolve the random light blinking on your Lexmark printer. Reset is a process that will refresh and reboot your printer.

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Follow these steps in order to reset a Lexmark laser printer


Reset Your Lexmark printer

  1. 1
    On your Lexmark printer, locate the "Cancel" button
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  2. 2
    Press the "Cancel" button and hold it for three to five seconds, then you can release it.
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  3. 3
    Your Lexmark printer will automatically reset.
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  4. 4
    All lights will blink.
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  5. 5
    When the lights stop blinking, your printer will restart.
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    Then you're done, your Lexmark printer has been successfully reset.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Try to restart your printer by turning it off and back on before you reset it. Sometimes a simple restart will solve your problem.
  • Follow the steps above carefully, and do the steps again if necessary.
  • Do not feed a clean sheet of paper when you have just restarted your printer. In most cases, it will print a test page and you would not want to waste a new paper for that.

Advantages of Ensuring Your Printer's Settings are Correct

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    It saves you ink and paper
    There are so many cases when a printer's settings are not correct and it just keeps on printing rubbish on several sheets of paper. When this happens, oftentimes, it is difficult to correct it after only one attempt. You end up wasting a lot of paper and ink.
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  2. 2
    It saves you time
    When you set up your printer's settings correctly, you save time having to troubleshoot it in between your work. You are able to use your printer when you need it. It will also ensure that your output is how you'd like it to be. It can really be very disappointing when you have to fix and open up your printer each time you need to use it.
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    It ensures you get a good printout
    If the settings are incorrect, the quality of the output is usually not right. The margins may not be aligned and the fonts may even look rather messy. You would not want to experience this when you are preparing something important.
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