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Printer prints garbage

Lexmark x4270 printer works fine on old 1.6 MHz clock; xp software computer. Doesn't work on new T3504 emachine 1.6GHz clock; xp software computer. Printer adds and omits characters, runs characters together smears a running path of colors over printed areas. Lexmark has no solution. They state speed is not a problem I must be hooking the printer up incorrectly. How incorrect can I hook it up. You put the interconnect cable into any USB port it only fits one way. Have tried new driver hardware from Lexmark. Also tried another x4270 printer at on my computer atOffice Depot. They wouldn't try the printer on another T3504 emachine computer. Regards: James Robinson

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Did it ever work on new system or never has. Sound like either a software conflict or similar but most likely it doesn't like new machine specs. Have you made sure no other printer software is accidentally installed. Are specs for new system and printer compatable. Some manufacturers specify their machines specifically do not like certain OS's and specs. Because pc and software tech is going so fsat it is really hard for manufacturers to keep up, just as they run off their new printer, state of the art, microsoft brings out a new OS etc, and voila, a new updateddriver is needed. Have you considered it may be the pc causing the errors, ie the registry (from malware,spyware etc) not allowing proper installation. This can and does happen. Just last week, my friends printer was perfectly fine, she had some spyware and we had to edit the registry as it had corrpted where the printer was installed but also her cd rom drive icon and use were wiped out. Run antispyware virus and registry scans to eliminate these. Also try installing printer off a back up copy of the disc not original, good luck.

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