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The 1102 error message is caused by a communication failure between one of the cartridges and your printer. Please visit the Lexmark website and refer to this article on 1102 Error Message on the Lexmark P4300 Series All-In-One. If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark technical support. Hope this helps.
Most of the time the "problem communicating with the printer" message pops up on Lexmark X1185 series when the driver gets corrupted. The best fix for this issue would be to uninstall the software first. Try connecting the USB to a different USB port (Please avoid using USB hubs, if any) and then reinstall the software. This should normally fix the printer communication issues!
When you got this message were you trying to scan?
What I want you to do is a copy. Doing a copy will generally not require you to be hooked to the PC.
Scanning and Printing all require communication from the printer to the computer. Failure in communication can either be something on the computer, something wrong with the cable or rarely something wrong with the printer.
I'm assuming you have done the following:
1. Power off your printer and your computer.
2. Unplugged the power from the printer
3. Unplugged the USB cable from both the printer and the computer.
4. Reconnect the USB cable to the printer and the computer.
5. Plug the power back into the printer and make sure the printer is on.
6. Turn on the computer.
Those are general troubleshooting steps that can be done for any communication problem.
If you have done all of those try this:
Press and hold down the Windows key on the keyboard, and then type the letter R. Type "devmgmt.msc" and then click OK on the Run dialog. Find the item Universal Serial Bus controller. Click the + sign next to the word Universal Serial Bus controller. Do you see USB Printing Support?
Yes: Right-click on USB Printing Support, and then click Properties. Does the Device status say “This device is working properly.”?
Yes: Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software? No: Click the Troubleshoot button to try to resolve the problem. Does the Device status now say “This device is working properly.”? Yes: Try your print again (might need to restart) No: Might have a problem with your Printing Support
Might have a problem with your Printing Support
Let me know - if you have a problem with your printing support you'd really need to contact your PC MFG for help - but you can always try uninstalling the USB Printing Support and reinstalling it (only if you have your disks that came with your printer).