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The Dell 926 printer is an All-In-One model that you can use as a printer, scanner and a fax machine. When the printer becomes unresponsive there may be a communication problem between the printer and your computer. To correct this type of problem you need to first verify that the USB connector cable is not malfunctioning. You can do this by resetting the communication settings between the computer and the printer. y1Press the "Power" button to turn off the printer. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet or the power strip.
Disconnect the USB connector cable for the printer from the computer.
Turn off your computer from the Windows "Start" menu or by pressing the "Power" button.
Plug the USB connector cable back into a USB port on the computer.
Plug the power cord for the printer back into power strip or electrical outlet.
Press the "Power" button to turn on the printer. Press the "Power" button to turn on your computer.
(1) Try a power cycle: Try turning the
printer off, then unplug the power supply from the printer, then unplug
the USB cable from the printer then the back of the computer; wait 30
second; then plug the USB cable back into the computer, then back into
the printer then plug the power supply back into the printer and turn
it on – run a test print: Start>Settings>Printers>Right-click on the printer>Properties>Print Test Page
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