Printer not responding? Check these Lexmark Printer troubleshooting tips before calling support. Most issues can be easily self-resolved.
This seemingly ambiguous error message could relate to any number of printer issues. Here are a few steps you can take to figure out what’s wrong and get back to what you were doing.
If your printer does not respond, you may receive vague error messages like:
Alternately, your document might fail to print, and you won’t get the pleasure of any error message at all.
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Try these troubleshooting steps before you reach out to the help desk.
If you don’t see your specific issue here or if your printer still does not respond after going through these steps, consult your Lexmark printer manual. If you do not have the manual, search it on the Lexmark website or online.
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200 errors are quite common with Lexmark printers. These errors, without exception, indicate a paper jam. You might also see a message that says, “Paper Jam” or some variation thereof.
To get rid of a 200 error and resume printing, you will need to clear the jam. Here’s how you do it:
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Fuser error messages are also common in Lexmark printers. Fusor Error messages will almost always be accompanied by one of the following error codes:
Here’s what you need to do:
Your Lexmark printer should be working again at this point. However, if the issue persists, you may need to reinstall the fuser unit.
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900 Firmware Errors indicate a communication problem, either between your printer and the computer, printer to network, or some combination thereof. If the issue happens only when the printer is receiving information, you’ll need to connect directly with Lexmark’s technical support as it is likely a software issue.
If the 900 error occurs while your Lexmark printer is not connected to the network, computer, or other device, it could either be a hardware or connection problem. Go through these steps before calling support:
This may or may not solve the problem. You should also check to ensure your Lexmark printer is running the latest firmware version. If all these methods fail and you’re still getting 900 errors, your Lexmark may need factory service.
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If you’re getting a message that says, “Remove Paper Standard Bin” or “Standard Bin Full,” it means that your printer’s output bin is full. Or at least, the printer thinks it’s full. Here are a few things you can try to reset the Lexmark printer’s logic on this error:
At this point, the error message should have disappeared.
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If you see the message “Load MP Feeder” on your Lexmark, it means that it wants you to load more paper into the MP Feeder—also known as the “front-loading multipurpose feeder.”
If you are using the MP feeder, always ensure the tray is well-loaded with adequate paper. If you have plenty of paper in the feeder and are still getting the message, it is almost certain that you’ve got an issue with a bad sensor or a misaligned sensor flag. Luckily, these are not significant issues and are easily fixable.
Do a visual check on the sensor flag. It should be hanging down and resting gently on the stack of paper. If you don’t see it or if it seems loose, you’ll need to adjust or replace it before you can get rid of the error message.
If you’re not actually using the MP feeder and you’re getting that message, go to your settings and change the default paper source.
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If your printer displays error code 1203 and does not respond to print commands, it wants you to replace ink cartridges.
Here’s how to fix error 1203:
If, after reinstalling the ink cartridges, you are still getting the 1203 error, reach out to Lexmark support for next steps.
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