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LEXMARK 1200 SERIES

My lexmark all in one will not communicate with my computer. My computer is a emachine windows vista.I  made sure that the USB was connected to both places. It is. I checked the cord to plug in and it was connected. help

Some times my Lexmark 1200 all-in one printer refuses to print why???? Sometimes if I reinstall it it will fix the problem but that did not work this time. HELP!!!!!!

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  • HENRYHWS Nov 20, 2008

    I HAVE A E-MACHINE COMPUTER AND MY LEXMARK 1200 ALL IN ONE WILL NOT WORK PLEASE HELP

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This problem occurs because your printer doesn't support Vista.

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