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Lexmark E120 does not print

Test page prints correctly. Print command from XP does not print -- solid
failure. Pages stack up in print queue.

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  • awhyrve Jan 11, 2009

    will not print from the computer, when you press the print command

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    Test pages will print if I press the button on the printer. I can print from the E120n's control menu (opened in Chrome or IE) if I chose the file and load it.



    However, if I try to print from notepad or word (or anything) the print job errors and will not go through.

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Check your driver is correct for your XP OS... below link might provide you some information to help resolve your issue
http://etech.maiila.com/lexmark-x4270-driver-software-download-including-for-vista

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