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When and How to Enable Print History on the E250/ E250dn

Document ID:HO3053

Usergroup :External


Errors; Printer error; 900 errors


How to turn on Print History; Printing the event log



Print HistoryHistory Information, or the Event Log may be requested by Lexmark's technical support team when it is not possible to provide a solution over the phone. 
Situations in which a Print History page may be requested include:

  • 900 errors resulting from PCL interpretation issues, or uncommon PostScript (n model) interpretation errors. 

  • Random hardware errors whose cause is not easily traced. 

In addition to being useful for escalations, the history page can be helpful in identifying common configuration issues.  Click here to see an example of an error that indicates 'Unsupported Paper Size'.  The history page is especially useful if the Status Window or Status Messenger is not installed, functioning, or available. 

Enabling Print History

  1Turn the printer off.
  2Press the left front cover release button and pull the front door down.   
  3Press and hold  while powering the printer On
Release  when the  LED is illuminated.  NOTE:  Be patient as the LEDs will light up in multiple patterns before finally stopping at 
  5Close the front cover.  NOTE:  Observe that the , ,  and  LEDs will be illuminated at the same time. 
  6Press  6 times until the  and   LEDs are illuminated at the same time.
Press and hold  until all LEDs flash randomly, then release the button. There will be a moment of LED light inactivity before the  LED starts flashing. 
  8A page labeled Event Log  will be printed out.   
  9Turn the printer Off to exit this menu. 

Buttons and Lights Identification Key
 button and light (LED)
  Cancel button
  Ready/Data light
 Toner Low/Replace PC kit light
  Load/Remove Paper light
 Paper Jam light
 Error light

Alternative Method of Printing the History Page on the E250dn

  1.  Open your browser application, e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.

  2.  Enter the printer's IP address into the URL field followed by /se (ex: http: 

  3.  Select History Information. The same information as on the printed page above (Step 8) will be displayed.

  4.  Click File in the menu bar, and select Save As.

  5.  Name the file, select the desired save in: location (directory/folder), and click Save.   

Still Need Help? 

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance.  NOTE:  When calling for support, you will also need to know your printer model type and serial number.
Please call from near the printer in case the technician asks you to perform a task involving the printer.   

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