If you own a Lexmark printer, you may sometimes experience the frustrating issue of your printer not printing. There could be several reasons for this, ranging from connectivity issues to printer driver problems. However, the good news is that most of these issues can be resolved with some simple troubleshooting steps.
Step 1: Check Your Printer Connections Make sure that your Lexmark printer is properly connected to your computer or network. Check all the cables and make sure they are securely connected. If you are using a wireless connection, make sure that your printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Check Printer Status Open the "Devices and Printers" section in your computer's control panel and check the status of your Lexmark printer. If it shows "Offline", right-click on the printer and select "Use Printer Online" to bring it back online.
Step 3: Update Printer Driver An outdated or corrupted printer driver could be the reason why your Lexmark printer is not printing. Visit the Lexmark website and download the latest printer driver for your printer model. Install the driver on your computer and restart your printer.
Step 4: Clear Print Queue Sometimes, a stuck print job can cause your Lexmark printer to stop printing. To clear the print queue, open the "Devices and Printers" section in your computer's control panel, right-click on your Lexmark printer and select "See what's printing". In the print queue window, click on "Printer" and select "Cancel All Documents". This will clear the print queue and allow your printer to resume printing.
Step 5: Check Printer Settings Make sure that your Lexmark printer is set as the default printer in your computer's settings. Also, check the print settings to ensure that the correct paper size, orientation, and print quality are selected.
Step 6: Restart Printer and Computer Sometimes, a simple restart can fix the "Lexmark Printer Not Printing" issue. Turn off your printer and computer, wait for a few seconds, and then turn them back on.
If none of these steps work, you may need to contact Lexmark customer support for further assistance. However, in most cases, these troubleshooting steps should help you fix the issue and get your Lexmark printer back to printing efficiently.