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A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by
resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer
from your computer (if USB connected)> reboot your pc > unplug and
re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns
on, reconnect it to your computer (if USB connected). Then try to print again
once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection or when the WiFi light on
the printer turns solid green (if WiFi connected.).
If that doesn't help, try the steps below:
Disconnect the USB cable
connecting the printer from your computer.
On your computer, go to Control
Panel > Printers and Faxes.
Delete the Lexmark print
Re-brick your printer by
pulling out the power supply - black box where the power cord is plugged
into on the back of the printer, and re-plug after 30 seconds.
When the printer turns on,
reconnect it to the computer.
Wait until your computer fully
recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers
and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list, try to print
a document to verify that the problem is fixed.
Well if it is printing,the drivers are working fine.The copying,faxing and scanning mechanism use the same scanner to copy the image.It seems to be a problem with the scanner mechanism on the printer.Try a reset using the # and 6 buttons while plugging in the power cord.If it works well and good.If you want any further support, an online technician from techbuddies can help you for free.For this log on to http://tinyurl.com/m7ghqz
If the scanner is clicking than it is a scanner issue. Make sure there is not a lock button on the machine. They sometimes have these for when the printer is being moved. As for the faxing software it would seem that that part didn't not get installed so if you can update it.