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I have a x5495 printer and after installing software and I try to print, I get message that no communication between printer and computer. I have checked all of the recommendations and still can get to print. I have a toshiba lap top computer.

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The message "no communication between printer and computer". some times indicates that the cable you're using is faulty or the port selected is not the printer port you've connected your printer to.cheers.

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1: Open your Printers & Faxes panel from your control panel. First, ensure that the correct printer is installed here, and that it is currently set to be the default printer.

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