- Lexmark printer and power cord
- USB cable
- Installation CD
- Printer cartridges
- Printer paper
Power up the printer. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer and press the power button one time to turn the printer on. If the printer does not respond, make sure that the power cord is completely plugged into the printer and the power outlet.
Insert inkjet print cartridges. If you have an inkjet printer, unwrap the print cartridges that came with your printer and securely fasten them in the printer cartridge carriage inside the printer. How to insert the inkjet cartridges will vary depending on the model of your Lexmark printer. Regardless of the model, you should not manually drag the print cartridge carriage over to install the cartridges. All inkjet models have a carriage that automatically moves to allow you easy access for installing cartridges. Be sure that the ink cartridges are firmly secured in the carriage before using the printer.
Plug the USB cable into the printer. Plug the type B connector end (the smaller square-shaped end) of the USB cable into the designated port on the printer. Do not plug the USB into the computer until prompted to do so by the installation CD.
Insert and run the installation CD. Most computers will run the setup program automatically after you insert the CD. If your computer does not automatically do this, select your CD drive and explore the contents of the CD. Double-click the “setup.exe” file. Follow the instructions the installation program provides.
Print a test page. After you have completed installing the software for your printer, you will have the option to print a test page. This will confirm whether your installation and setup was successful. Be sure that you have loaded paper into the appropriate tray before printing a test page.