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Lexmark Printer Setup

Lexmark printer setup is not a difficult task if you follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. You need to unpack your Lexmark printer first.
  2. Take out the printer supplies such as power cord, software CD, user guide, ink cartridges (if it is not a monochrome laser printer), and safety sheet.
  3. Remove the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  4. If you have a monochrome laser printer, open the front door and pull out the toner cartridge & drum unit assembly.
  5. Unpack the packing materials and install the toner assembly into the printer.
  6. For some Lexmark printer models, the ink cartridge comes pre-installed.
  7. Next, pull out the paper input tray and some load plain paper.
  8. Refix the paper input tray and connect the printer to the wall outlet using the supplied power cord.
  9. If your printer supports fax, connect the telephone line cord to the printer.
  10. Power up your Lexmark printer setup and configure the basic printer settings.
Lexmark Printer Setup
  1. Install the printer software on your computer using the software CD.
  2. After completing the printer driver installation, verify the print function.

Lexmark Printer Driver Download

You can download the Lexmark printer driver just by clicking the Driver Download button available on this screen. Alternatively, the printer driver can be downloaded from the official Lexmark site. Before downloading the Lexmark printer driver, remove the previously installed Lexmark printer driver on your computer.

Lexmark Printer Driver For Windows

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

  1. Open the default browser on your Windows and go to the official Lexmark site.
  2. Enter your printer model in the search panel and choose your printer from the search result.
  3. Click the Go button to go to the Drivers & Downloads page.
  4. Click the Downloads tab and choose Windows from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  5. Select your Windows OS version from the Please Select Version pull-down menu.
  6. Under Recommended Driver, click the printer driver link and select the I agree – download button.
  7. Wait until the download is complete.
  8. After completing the download, install the printer driver by giving a double-click on the installer file.
  9. Finish the driver setup by following the on-screen instructions.
  10. Choose wired, wireless, or USB as your connection type.
  11. After executing the connection, print a test page to verify the print function.

Lexmark Printer Drivers For Mac

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

  1. You can click the Mac Driver Download button to instantly get the Mac Driver for your Lexmark printer.
  2. To download the driver from the Lexmark site, open the browser and navigate to the official Lexmark site.
  3. Enter your printer model number in the search field and click the Go button.
  4. On the next page, choose the macOS option from the drop OS drop-down menu.
  5. Select your Mac version and click the driver download link.
  6. Next, click the I agree – download button to start downloading the printer driver.
  7. Open the installer file and start installing the printer driver.
  8. If prompted, enter your Mac administrative password.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions and finish the driver setup.
  10. Now, you can print remotely from the Mac computer to the Lexmark printer.

How to Connect Lexmark Printer to Wifi?

Follow these steps to connect your Lexmark printer to Wi-Fi:

  1. Turn on your Lexmark printer setup, Wi-Fi router, and computer.
  2. Connect your computer to the wireless network.
  3. Insert the setup CD into the CD drive of the computer and run the driver installation process.
  4. If you have downloaded the printer driver, go to the Downloads folder and open the installer file to run the driver setup.
  5. Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless connection option on the Select Connection Type screen.
  6. Next, click the Yes button if your Wi-Fi router supports the Wi-Fi Protected Setup method.
  7. Add the Lexmark printer to the wireless network and connect it using the Network Key.
  8. As soon as the printer connects to the wireless network, it will print the Network Settings page.
  9. Once the setup wizard displays the "Connection Successful" message, click the Finish button to complete the driver installation process.
  10. Now, you can print wirelessly from the computer to the Lexmark printer.

How to Connect Lexmark Printer to Wifi without CD?

Using the WPS Push Button Method:

  1. Turn on your Lexmark printer and press the Home button.
  2. Select the Settings option and then Network Setup.
  3. Select the Wireless Networking option followed by Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
  4. Choose the WPS Push Button method using the navigation keys and select the Start Push Method button.
  5. Make sure that you have enabled the Auto Detect feature on your Lexmark printer.
  6. Turn on the Wi-Fi router and press the WPS push button.
  7. Hold it for 2 to 5 seconds. This should be done within 2 minutes.
  8. Wait until the Lexmark printer setup connects to the wireless network.
  9. Connect your computer to the same wireless network.
  10. Next, open the downloaded printer driver and run the installation process,
  11. Choose the Wireless connection option as your connection type when prompted.
  12. Follow the rest of the on-screen instructions and complete the driver setup.
  13. After completing the driver installation process, you can print wirelessly from the computer to the Lexmark printer.

How to Find IP Address on Lexmark Printer?

Finding the printer's IP address is necessary to access the printer's embedded web server page for creating a scan profile and configuring the scan settings. To find the Lexmark printer setup's IP address, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the printer's control panel and press the Home button.
  2. Select the Setup or Settings option and choose Network Setup using the navigation keys.
  3. Next, select the TCP/IP option.
  4. Press OK twice when the View IP Address option appears on the printer's display.
  5. Alternatively, you can find the IP address by printing the Network Settings page.

How to Change IP Address on Lexmark Printer?

Follow these steps to change the Lexmark printer's IP address using the printer's control panel:

  1. Power up your Lexmark printer and navigate to the control panel.
  2. Press Menu and then select the Network/Ports option.
  3. Choose the TCP/IP option and select Address.
  4. Enter the new IP address using the numeric pad and press OK.
  5. Select the Netmask option and enter a new netmask.
  6. Press OK  and select the Gateway option.
  7. Enter the new IP address and press the OK button.
  8. When the printer is ready, print the Network Settings page to verify whether you have changed the printer's IP address correctly.

How to Print Double Sided on Lexmark Printer?

Carry out these steps to print a double-sided document on your Lexmark printer setup:

  1. Make sure that you have connected the printer and the computer using a standard USB cable.
  2. Open the document you wish to print and press the Ctrl + P shortcut keys to open the Print dialog box.
  3. Click the Properties button and enable the 2-sided printing option.
  4. Verify the print settings and click the OK button to execute the duplex printing.

How to Scan Document from Lexmark Printer to Computer?

Carry out these steps to scan a document from the Lexmark printer setup and send a copy of the scanned image to the connected computer:

  1. Turn on your Lexmark printer and the computer.
  2. Connect them using a wired or wireless network.
  3. Make sure that you have installed the printer driver on your computer.
  4. Load the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  5. Go to the printer's control panel and press Scan Mode.
  6. Choose the scan destination (computer) using the navigation keys.
  7. Press the Start (Color or Black) button to begin the scanning process.
  8. The scanned copy of the document will be saved to the specified folder on your computer.

How to Scan from Lexmark Printer to Computer?

  1. Before executing the scan, you need to create a scan profile and shortcut number.
  2. Connect your computer to the local wireless network and open the default browser.
  3. Enter the Lexmark printer's IP address in the URL field and press the Enter key to open the embedded web server.
  4. Click the Scan Profile tab at the left-side panel and select the Create Scan Profile option.
  5. Configure your desired scan settings and create a shortcut number.
  6. Save the scan settings and go to the printer's control panel.
  7. Ensure that you have connected the Lexmark printer appropriately to the computer and loaded the original into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  8. Press the # key and enter the created shortcut number to execute the scan.
  9. Now, the scanned copy will be moved from the Lexmark printer setup to the connected computer.

Lexmark Printer Toner Cartridge Reset

Carry out these steps to reset the toner cartridge of the Lexmark printer:

  1. On your Lexmark printer, press the Menu button and select Reset Toner Lvl.
  2. Press the Select button and press Menu again.
  3. Choose the toner color (if necessary) and reset the toner level.
  4. Once the toner reset is complete, the printer will display the "Reset" message.

Lexmark Printer Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

Is your Lexmark printer displaying error messages? Each error indicates an issue with the printer. To further work with your Lexmark printer, you need to troubleshoot the printer problem. Most printer problems occur that are due to incomplete installation and improper maintenance of the printer.

How to Clean Lexmark Printer Rollers?

Cleaning the Lexmark printer rollers is necessary when there are misfeeds, multi-feeds, and paper jams inside the rollers. If you wish to clean the Lexmark printer setup rollers to resolve these problems, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. On your Lexmark printer, open the ADF document cover first.
  2. Identify the two rollers that are used for the pickup assembly.
  3. Use a lint-free cloth to clean the rollers.
  4. Also, clean the reverse roller and close the ADF cover.
  5. Try printing a test page to verify the roller setup.

Fix: Lexmark Printer Driver Is Unavailable

  1. If you get the "Driver is unavailable" message while installing the Lexmark printer driver on your computer, try installing the printer driver in compatibility mode.
  2. For some printer models, the printer driver for Windows 10 OS is not available for download.
  3. You can use the universal printer driver to control the printer function remotely from your computer.
  4. To install the printer in compatibility mode, give a right-click on the driver setup file.
  5. Select the Properties option from the pop-up menu.
  6. In the Properties window, click the Compatibility tab and select the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" checkbox.
  7. Choose the Windows 8/8.1 OS from the pull-down menu and continue with the driver installation process. 
  8. After completing the installation, reboot your PC.
  9. If you aren't able to install the printer driver, contact our technical support team for remote assistance.
Lexmark Printer Driver Is Unavailable

How to Reset Lexmark Printer to Factory Settings?

Restoring the Lexmark printer setup to factory defaults erases the configured printer settings. But it is essential when the troubleshooting fails to resolve the printer problems. The methods to reset the Lexmark printer to factory defaults may vary for different models.

Method: 1

  1. Press the Home button and select Settings.
  2. Select the General Settings option followed by Factory Defaults.
  3. Next, select the Restore Now option to reset the Lexmark printer to factory defaults.

Method: 2

  1. On your Lexmark printer, press the Menu button until the Utilities Menu appears on the printer's screen.
  2. Press the Select button and hit the Menu button until you get the Factory Defaults option on the screen.
  3. Press the Select button to select the Restore option.
  4. Now, the Lexmark printer will be reset to the factory defaults.

Why is Lexmark Printer Offline?

Your Lexmark printer setup might turn offline if it is turned off or gets into the sleep mode. To bring it back online, you can just turn it on or wake it from the sleep mode.

If the printer continues to remain offline, follow the below-mentioned steps to fix the offline issue.
  1. Check the power adapter and the cable interfaces.
  2. On your Windows desktop, click the Start menu at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  3. Go to the Windows Control Panel and select the Devices and Printers option.
  4. Give a right-click on your printer icon and select the Use Printer Online option.
  5. Otherwise, choose the Properties option from the pop-up menu and disable the offline printer status.
  6. Add your Lexmark printer as the default printing source on your computer.

Why won't Lexmark Printer Print?

  1. If your Lexmark printer fails to print, you need to check the connectivity first.
  2. If you have connected the Windows desktop to the Lexmark printer, open the Windows Control Panel and type "computer management" in the search panel.
  3. From the search result, give a double-click on the Computer Management icon and select Services.
  4. Click the Print Spooler button followed by Restart. It will restart the print spooler.
  1. Make sure the cartridges are properly installed. Replace the cartridges that are running low.
  2. Check the print settings. If they are not properly set, change according to the print job.
  3. Check for the jammed paper inside the printer.
  4. If you detect any paper bits or jammed paper, remove them firmly from the Lexmark printer.
  5. Now, assign a print job from your computer to check if the printer prints.

Why is Lexmark Printer Printing Blank Pages?

The reason behind printing the blank pages on your Lexmark printer may vary due to several reasons. But if you wish to fix this problem, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. On your printer's control panel, press the Menu button, followed by Tests Menu.
  2. Press the More button to select the Print Fonts option.
  3. Next, press the Print Fonts button, followed by PCL, to print the fonts list.
  4. If your printer fails to print the blank page, then the problem is with the printer software.
  5. Go to the printer's control panel and change the Separator Sheets setting to None.
  6. Also, set the Blank Pages setting to Do not Print. This will fix the black page printing issue on your Lexmark printer.

Why is Lexmark Printer Printing Faded Text?

  1. First, remove the toner cartridge from the printer and check whether you have removed all the packing materials.
  2. Shake the toner cartridge to distribute the toner evenly.
  3. Insert the toner cartridge back into the printer and check the Toner Darkness setting.
  4. Select the Settings option, followed by Quality Menu.
  5. Next, select Toner Darkness to change the setting.
  6. If your toner level is low, replacing the toner cartridge will fix the faded text problem.

Solve: Lexmark Printer won't Connect To Wifi

Carry out these steps to fix the wireless connection problem on your Lexmark printer:

  1. On your Lexmark printer setup, press the Power button to turn off the printer.
  2. Unplug the cables from the printer and wait for 30 seconds.
  3. Next, reconnect all the cables and power on the printer.
  4. Print the "Network Settings" page to check if the wireless connection error has been resolved.
  5. On your computer, save all the settings and try to restart to fix the connection error.
  6. Next, turn off the Wi-Fi router and the modem, unplug all the connected cables, and wait for 30 seconds.
  7. Connect all the cables again and power on both the Wi-Fi router and modem.
  8. Check the network adapters and verify whether you have a standard Wi-Fi connection.
  9. If the problem persists, restore the network settings to factory defaults on your Lexmark printer.
  10. Use the Wireless Setup Utility to connect with the wireless network and reconfigure the network settings.

Lexmark Printer won't Scan To Computer Guide

If your Lexmark printer setup failed to scan to the computer, try these troubleshooting steps to fix the problem.

  1. Check whether you have connected the printer to the computer appropriately.
  2. Ensure that you have configured the scan settings on the embedded web server if you are scanning using the shortcut number.
  3. Go to the Windows Control Panel and select Devices and Printers.
  4. Give a right-click on the Lexmark printer icon and select the Use Printer Online option.
  5. Check if your computer recognizes the Lexmark printer.
  6. Make sure that you have correctly loaded the original document into the ADF or on the scanner glass.
  7. If the problem remains unsolved, update the printer firmware to the latest version.