I have a college who had a very similar sounding problem with his Lexmark. He checked the inside of the printer for any blockages but it was all clear and the message still showed, is this the same scenario has you are having ?
My college in the end up just purchased a new printer. In the vast amount of cases, it is just cheaper to go and buy another printer rather than getting it repaired. To be honest with you micknor56, Lexmark's are not the best of printers. I have probably owned every popular make of printer out there and IMO the best printers to go for are H P. I will provide a link below for a review on the all-in-one printer that I currently own, I can highly recommend this particular all-in-one printer, its the best one I have owned by far.