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Screen says unable to communicate please enable biodirectional communication in print properties, but this does not appear in print properties

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  • Arthur Keech May 11, 2010

    Are you trying to print through USB (rectangular connection about .8 inches long) or a parallel port (2.4 inches long)? What is the model of your printer?

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What operating system are you using? In print properties BIdi should under the ports tab in properties

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Bidirectional Printing - A means of printing by a computer printer which prints one line from left to right, then the following line from right to left. Such printing is faster than printing in one direction only, as there is no need to wait for the carriage or other imaging mechanism to return to the left margin before starting a line.
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note: in vista , printers and faxes is printers.in win 7 ,it's devices and printers.
and properties in win 7 is printer properties


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What you will see A"No communication" dialog appears when you try to print or scan. What to do Make sure the correct port is selected in the Properties screen. To do this:
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    2. Double-click on the Printers folder.
    3. Right-click on the printer icon and select Properties.
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    5. Ensure that the printer port is set to one of the USB port options; see below.

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    6. Select the port and click OK.
    7. You may need to reboot the PC for the change to take effect.
NOTE: The printer icon may not be displaying in the notification area (the "systray"). Once the port is correctly selected, the icon should appear there.



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No Communications Error When Trying to Print or Scan ID:ENUS27546 null.gif null.gif null.gif
What you will see A"No communication" dialog appears when you try to print or scan. What to do Make sure the correct port is selected in the Properties screen. To do this:
    1. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel.
    2. Double-click on the Printers folder.
    3. Right-click on the printer icon and select Properties.
    4. In the Properties screen, click the Port tab.
    5. Ensure that the printer port is set to one of the USB port options; see below.

      pattlnk_5152007_1418-printer%20prop%20reduced.jpg
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    6. Select the port and click OK.
    7. You may need to reboot the PC for the change to take effect.
NOTE: The printer icon may not be displaying in the notification area (the "systray"). Once the port is correctly selected, the icon should appear there.

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