Lexmark 6500 Setup Guidance

Lexmark 6500 is a multifunctional printer that can print, copy, scan, and fax, with quality outputs. It comes with a 100-sheet Auto Document Feeder (ADF), a touch screen control panel, and a flatbed scanner. Use the following instructions to complete Lexmark 6500 setup.

Basic Setup:

  1. First, you need to unpack the Lexmark 6500 printer. 
  2. Take out the printer supplies such as user guide, software, and installation CD, power cord, and Ethernet cable (if provided) from the package.
  3. Remove all the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  4. Raise the control panel and pull out the paper input tray.
  5. Load some plain paper with proper adjustment using guideways.
  6. Extend the support tray and connect the printer to the electrical outlet using the supplied power cord.
  7. Configure the basic printer settings such as language, region, time, and date on the printer’s control panel.
  8. Open the ink cartridge access door by pressing the cartridge carrier levers.
  9. Remove the protective seal from the black ink cartridge and load it into the left side cartridge carrier.
Lexmark 6500 setup
  1. Use the same procedure to load the color ink cartridge into the right-side cartridge carrier.
  2. Close the cartridge lids and the printer’s top cover.
  3. Check the ink alignment and install the printer software using the software CD that comes with the printer.
  4. After completing the driver installation, verify the print function remotely from the computer to the Lexmark printer.

Lexmark 6500 Driver for Windows 10

Windows 10 Driver for Lexmark 6500 Printer

Carry out these steps to download and install the Lexmark printer driver on your Windows:

  1. Connect your computer to the local wireless network and ensure that you have a standard Internet connection.
  2. You can either download it from our site or from the official manufacturer’s site.
  3. Open the default browser and navigate to the official Lexmark site.
  4. Enter “Lexmark 6500” in the search panel and choose your printer model from the search result.
  5. Click the GO button to open the software & downloads page.
  6. Click the Downloads tab and select Windows from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  7. Choose your Windows version from the pull-down menu and click the driver download link.
  8. Next, click the I agree – download button to download the software.
  9. Go to the Downloads folder and give a double-click on the downloaded installer file to run the driver installation.
  10. If the User Account Control (UAC) dialog box appears on the screen, click the Yes button.
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the driver installation process.
  12. Next, verify the print setup by printing a test page remotely from the Windows desktop to the Lexmark printer.

Lexmark 6500 Driver for Mac

Mac Driver for Lexmark 6500 Printer

Carry out these steps to quickly download and install the Lexmark printer driver on your Mac:

  1. Turn on the Lexmark printer, computer, and Wi-Fi router.
  2. Connect the computer to the wireless network and check whether you have a standard Internet connection.
  3. Launch the official Lexmark site from the browser.
  4. Enter your scanner model number in the search field and click the GO button.
  5. Click the Downloads tab and choose macOS from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  6. Select your macOS version and click the driver download link under the Recommended Driver section.
  7. On the next screen, click the I agree -download button to download the printer driver.
  8. After downloading the printer driver, go to the Downloads folder and run the installer file to begin the driver installation process.
  9. Click the Install button on the driver setup screen and follow the rest of the instructions to finish the driver setup.
  10. After installing the printer software, click the Apple menu at the top-left corner of the screen.
  11. Select the System Preferences option from the drop-down menu.
  12. Next, select the Printers and Scanners icon and click the Add button from the left-side panel.
  13. Click the IP tab and enter the Lexmark printer’s IP address in the required field.
  14. Add your Lexmark printer as a default printer on your Mac.

Lexmark 6500 Wireless Setup

  1. Before setting up the Lexmark printer for the wireless connection, identify the IP address of the printer and network gateway.
  2. Do not plug the network cable or installation cable into the Lexmark 6500 setup until prompted during the driver installation.
  3. Turn on your Lexmark printer, Wi-Fi router, and the computer.
  4. Connect your computer to the local wireless network.
  5. Insert the software CD into the CD drive of your computer to run the driver setup.
  6. Otherwise, open the downloaded printer driver on your computer to run the driver installation.
  7. On the setup wizard screen, click the Install button to proceed with the driver installation process.
  8. Choose Wireless connection as your connection type.
  9. When the Wireless Configuration dialog box appears on the setup wizard screen, select the Guided Setup option.
  10. Next, connect the computer and the Lexmark printer using a USB cable temporarily.
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the wireless setup and disconnect the USB cable when prompted.

Lexmark 6500 Scan Setup

  1. On the PC connected to your Lexmark 6500 setup, open the default browser and enter the Lexmark printer’s IP address in the URL field.
  2. It will direct you to the embedded web server.
  3. Click the Settings tab and select Manage Shortcuts.
  4. Select FTP Shortcut Setup and configure the necessary settings to create a shortcut for scanning to an FTP folder.
  5. You can also create a network folder shortcut using the same procedure.
  6. After creating a shortcut number, click the Add button.
  7. You can also create this using the scanner control panel.
  8. To scan a document and send a scanned copy to the connected computer, you need to create a scan profile on the embedded web server.
  9. Choose your scan settings, location on your PC, and click the Submit button.
  10. Load the original document that you wish to scan into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  11. Next, go to the printer’s control panel and hit the # key.
  12. Enter the shortcut number that you have created on the scan profile.
  13. Otherwise, go to the Held Jobs menu on the scanner control panel.
  14. Select Profiles and choose your shortcut from the displayed list.
  15. Now, your scan copy will be moved to the specified folder on the computer.

Lexmark 6500 Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

If you are encountering any printer-related issues on your Lexmark XC6152 printer, then contact us to get remote assistance in solving them. Some quick steps to solve the errors like printer offline and paper jam are discussed below.

Lexmark Xc6152 Offline Guidance

Is your Lexmark printer displaying error messages and doesn’t function as required? You might face several issues while using a printer, and fortunately, there are solutions for them all. We have given some of the common printer issues and quick troubleshooting steps to fix them. If you have difficulties in troubleshooting the printer problems, you contact our technical support team and get remote assistance for fixing them.

  1. First, check whether the Lexmark printer is turned off or in sleep mode.
  2. If it is turned off, turn it on and check the hardware connection.
  3. If it is in sleep mode, turn it off and then power it up.
  4. Make sure the connection between the printer and the computer is secure and proper.
  5. Next, go to the connected printer and open the Windows Control Panel.
  6. Select the Printer and Faxes option and give a right-click on your printer icon.
  7. Select the Use Printer Online option from the pop-up menu.
  8. Now, check if the error is resolved by printing a test page.

Fixed: Lexmark 6500 Paper Jam Error

Carry out these steps to clear the paper jam error on the Lexmark 6500 setup:

  1. Reach the jammed area in the printer if the location is displayed on the printer’s control panel.
  2. Pull out the jammed paper firmly from the printer.
  3. Once you have cleared the jammed paper, press the OK button.
  4. To eject the paper automatically, press the OK button and hold it while removing the paper from the paper output tray.
  5. If it is stuck inside the printer, turn off the printer and remove the jammed paper.
  6. Make sure not to damage the internal parts of the printer.
  7. Reboot your printer and check if the paper jam error has been fixed.
  8. To avoid paper jam issues in the future, fan the paper before loading them into the paper input tray.