There comes a time when your Lexmark printer ink reaches a low level, and this is when a lot of us try to do anything but replace the cartridge itself. A general rule of thumb is that, once this happens, you are supposed to take the cartridge out, shake it up, and put it back in, as this will provide a couple of additional operational days. However, such procedures can and will eventually cause fuzzy and blurry prints as you are introducing air to the printer nozzles. It is best to replace the ink cartridge when your Lexmark printer notifies you that the level is low, regardless of how wasteful you might think this is.
Replacing Lexmark Printer Cartridges Is a Simple Operation
Lexmark printers, as is the case with most others makes and models, have been designed with easy maintenance in mind. For exact instructions on how to replace an ink cartridge for your Lexmark model, consult the official Lexmark Printer Manual to see if there are any specifics to keep an eye out for. Some general guidelines apply to all Lexmark printers. First of all, the printer needs to stay turned on in some cases, as the cartridges drive on their rail. Once you open the cartridge door, they will present themselves to you. In combo units and laser printers, the process is a bit different and it may be recommended to turn off the printer and pulling the power cord out of the socket.
Once you pull the cartridge out, make sure to dispose of it according to your country’s laws related to waste management. Also, make sure to use genuine Lexmark printer cartridges as this is bound to prevent printing quality issues further down the line, as well as issues with printhead nozzles clogging up.
Hopefully, you have managed to replace your Lexmark printer cartridge by now. If not, fret not, as we are currently working on a more detailed article covering more of the same procedures. Check back on this space soon.