Question about Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

No communication between computer and printer?

I've installed, uninstalled, and installed again. Still getting the message ''Communication Not Available'', the computer and printer are not talking. I'm at a loss for what to do. I've tried all of the troubleshooting suggestions.

Lexmark X5320 all-in-one printer

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

I had the same problem with my X5410, installing on Windows Vista. After about 6 hours of working on it I got it resolved.
I uninstalled the Lexmark software from my computer. Start -All programs-Lexmark -uninstall.
I then turned on all components of Windows Firewall. Control Panel - Windows Firewall.
I then re-installed the Lexmark software from the CD.

Hope this works for you !!!

Dan

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers

I'm assuming you're trying to connect to the printer over a wireless connection. There could be several things wrong, mostly network issues. One thing that helps in many cases is to give the printer a static IP address. Sometimes, the router doesn't respond fast enough to the DHCP request from the printer, and fails to assign an address. The network setup page might offer additional clues as to what's wrong.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I updated mozilla firefox. But now my computer keeps telling me I that my computer must be restarted to upgrade a previous version of firefox. I have restarted the computer numerous times, but yet I get...


It hard to say.


I can help you using a Remote Control app :D.

Please comment on this, i've you want direct help.
That will work guaranteed & free :D

Jun 27, 2011 | Mozilla Firefox

1 Answer

I can't activate my scanner. and i've already lost mu manual for it.


well i can't and i&#;ve im not sure i fully understand
if your printer/scanner came with an installation disc the drivers could be on it
you might have to uninstall the printer/scanner restart your computer then reinstall the printer/scanner and its drivers
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to ports(COM&LPT) + to expand you should see a communication port and Ecp printer port you might see a yellow?question mark this will mean you need to install a new driver for this device right click you will have options to update driver,disable,uninstall or select properties again you will have the similiar options also have option to troubleshoot hope this helps

Apr 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

When I try to scan or print a message comes up telling me to ck power and usb connections. I have unplugged and restarted computer 4 times and still have problem


It could be a communications error message, the printer is not communicating with the computer.

  • Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable.
  • Disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Remove and reinstall the printer software

  • If your printer does not function properly or communication error messages appear when using your printer, you can remove and reinstall the printer software.
    1. Click Start®Programs or All Programs®Dell Printers®Dell Photo AIO Printer 962®Uninstall Dell Photo AIO Printer 962.

    2. Follow the instructions on the computer screen to remove the printer software.

    3. Restart your computer before installing the software again.

    4. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD, and then follow the instructions on the computer screen to install the software.

    If the installation screen does not appear:

      1. In Windows XP, click Start®My Computer.

    In Windows 2000, double-click My Computer from your desktop.

      1. Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon. If necessary, double-click setup.exe.

      2. When the printer software installation screen appears, click Install or Install Now.

      3. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation.

    Communications error message
    The printer is not communicating with the computer.
    Communications error message
    The printer is not communicating with the computer.

    Dec 06, 2010 | Dell 962 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer

    1 Answer

    CANT ENABLE BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION X4550


    I have tried to set up this wireless printer on my laptop (windows vista basic). I run through installation and get message - installation complete and the green indicator light is fully on. When I try and print I get message Printer cannot communicate with computer - please turn on 'Enable Biodirectional Communication' in printer properties. I go to control panel/printer/propertie/ports/ and I see Enable Biodirectional communication - the box is grayed out and I cannot enable it. Any suggestions?

    Jan 22, 2010 | Lexmark X4550 InkJet Printer

    1 Answer

    I am running Vista Home 32 bit and have a Lexmark X4850. It will not communicate with the printer from either wireless or USB. I got it to print a test page from both, but that was one time after a...


    Have you talked with Lexmark Technical Support? I suspect you may have to escalate this beyond level one. Vista on Mac is likely to have issues that differ from other Vista environments.

    Sep 24, 2009 | Lexmark Wireless X4850 All-In-One Inkjet...

    1 Answer

    X4530 "communication not available" with laptop


    I already experience it ..it becuase of the driver..I think you have 2 or more printer driver installed on your computer right??

    you need to uninstall all exisiting driver and install again the printer driver...

    and then..
    after installing the driver
    go to >programs
    >printer and faxes
    right click the printer icon ..
    select used printer as default printer..
    and right again..and select >use printer online..


    Thank you for using FIXYA..

    please a rate ..if it solve your problem..


    good luck.

    and thank you for choosing lexmark.

    May 22, 2009 | Lexmark X4530 InkJet Printer

    1 Answer

    Computer to Printer Communication problem


    Uninstall the printer software, then uninstall the printer itself. then reinstall the software drivers first , then the software.
    Remember most USB printers need the drivers and software installed BEFORE you connect them to the USB port on the computer.
    You also might look in the device manager for any yellow ! or ? in the USB section. This would indicate a USB driver issue. Post again if you need more help...
    Regards

    Apr 10, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

    1 Answer

    Communication problem printer lexmark2600


    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

    Jan 12, 2009 | Lexmark X4530 InkJet Printer

    1 Answer

    Lexmark 1240...


    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

    Aug 10, 2008 | Lexmark Optra Color 1200 Led Printer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer Logo

    902 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

    Roopesh S
    Roopesh S

    Level 2 Expert

    228 Answers

    Sanath Kumar V

    Level 3 Expert

    684 Answers

    Les Dickinson
    Les Dickinson

    Level 3 Expert

    18375 Answers

    Are you a Lexmark Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...