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Printer cannot communicate with the computer

I am unable to print documnets from my laptop to my lexmark. The power button is flashing. When I send a document to print I get the following message - The printer cannot communicate with the computer. Please help.

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  • Sally87 Sep 18, 2008

    Hello, I have the same thing when I try to print - the light blinks twice slowly, then nothing for a minute, then again if that means anything?


  • itzlikefire Oct 10, 2008

    i have this same problem. it keeps telling me that the printer cannot communicate with the computer. but the power is on and everything is connected.HELP!!

  • masud-ac Oct 31, 2008

    Printer cannot communicate with the computer

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With the Lexmark printers communication subsystem you MUST let the driver ask for you to plug in the printer. DO NOT plug the printer into the USB port until told to do so.

To fix a fouled install:
(1) Uninstall the Lexmark drivers in Add Remove Programs
(2) Shutdown the computer
(3) Disconnect the printer from the USB port
(4) Restart the computer
(5) Run the Driver Installation software
(6) Cancel ALL attempts by windows to auto install the printer
(7) When the software asks for the printer connect it and continue

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Printer will not communicate with the computer


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1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

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5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, then try to print again.


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