Lexmark printers are known among home users and professionals for their reliability. Like every other printer, they also cause some issues. These issues are communicated to users through error codes. If you know what these error codes stand for, you can handle most of the issues yourself and save on the repair charges. Here are some of the common error codes with their interpretation and solutions.
Error Code: 200 & 201
Interpretation: Paper Jam. Error 200 indicates that paper is blocking the printer pathway while error 201 means there is a paper stuck between printers’ input and output sensors.
Solution: Both these errors can be corrected by removing the paper carefully from the printer’s pathway. Follow the instructions below:
- Open the front door on the upper side.
- Holds the print cartridge with both hands and pulls it out gently (pull towards you and lift it up.)
- Push the feed roller release lever back to release the pressure on the paper.
- Pull out the paper gently and cautiously as it could stain your garments from toner.
- If there is no paper jam under the cartridge, remove the paper tray and reinstall it. Re-install the toner cartridge and close the door.
Error Code: 80
Interpretation: Modern Lexmark printers have a counter that notifies about maintenance. This counter records the number of printed pages. The error message means that the maximum pages have printed.
Purchasing a maintenance kit and replacing it is the solution here. You can buy a Lexmark maintenance kit for the better performance of your printer.
Error Code: 900
Interpretation: Service Error. This error occurs due to hardware or network issues. If the printer is connected with the computer and the error occurs, it is network related. While if the printer and computer are not connected and the error occurs, it is hardware related.
Checking the computer-printer connection can resolve the issue. You can take technical help for hardware fixes.
Error Code: 901
Interpretation: Engine Flash Error. It occurs due to temporary glitches in the engine.
This error often occurs due to a temporary engine glitch. To clear a 901 error, simply turn off the printer for at least five minutes. If the error doesn’t return after powering on the printer, a temporary glitch was the issue and shouldn’t require any further troubleshooting.
Solution: To solve this error, simply power off the printer for 5 minutes and then again turn it ON. If the error is gone, it doesn’t require further troubleshooting. If it exists, take Lexmark Printer’s technical support.
Error Code: 902
Interpretation: Engine Board Software Failed.
Turn off the printer for 10 minutes and then turns it on to see if the error is gone. If this doesn’t help, seek help from a technician.
Error Code: 903, 904, 905 and 906
Interpretation: Fault in the printer’s system board.
Power off the printer and power it on after 10 minutes. If the error is gone, try printing some pages and keep an eye on the error for two-three weeks. If it still exists, reset NVRAM.