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Lexmark Forms Printer 2581n+

Lexmark Forms Printer 2581n+

Restoring the 25XX Series Dot Matrix printers to the factory defaults


The procedure below resets all current existing configuration settings. Perform this procedure only if strictly necessary.


As a precautionary measure, print the printer settings page or Importing and exporting INA settingsvia the printer's web page. This will provide you with reconfiguration information. Click here to access the full User's Guide for this printer.

Restoring the printer default settings

  1. Make sure the ribbon cartridge is installed and paper is loaded.

  2. Turn the printer Off.

    Note:  Use the Start/Stop button for this purpose.

  3. Open the ribbon access cover.

  4. Manually slide the printhead carriage all the way to the left until it stops.

  5. Close the ribbon access cover.

  6. Press and hold the Tear Off and Load/Unload buttons.

    Note:  Orange power LED should be visible.

  7. With the buttons held down, simultaneously turn the printer On.

    Note:  Use the Start/Stop button for this purpose.

  8. Release the buttons after observing printhead movement.

    Note:  You will see the control panel lights blink several times before the printhead moves one last time.


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