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My computer won't print I've installed all the software and it's telling me Communication Not Available and to Disconnect and reconnect the power cable, USB and restart my computer and I've done all of those and it still not printing.

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Restart the pc and restart the printer. I think this is a driver issue. Download the right driver from lexmark and see if that works.

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If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

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2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

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