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Lexmark X75 - Communication Problem with Dell 8200 Dimension Com

I have been having Printer - Computer communication issues lately. I have had the Lexmark X75 Printer installed for more than 5 years without a problem. It can't be a problem with Windows XP because it has been functioning with this printer right along.
I have done the following in order for the printer to work:
a) Disconnected the USB cable at the printer and the computer
and then reconnected it.
b) Disconnected the power cord between the printer and a
different electrical outlet and powerstrip. (As recommended in
the window that appears telling of the communication problem
c) I have gone to the control panel to check to see if the default
printer icon is "highlighted" and is on-line. There were times
when I deleted the print-jobs that were pending to be printed.
(sometimes as many a 7-10)
d) I have "uninstalled the Printer" and re-installed it using the
original software with the drivers.When I went to the control
panel to check on the status of the printer at times no icon
is there for the printer. Sometimes there are two listed - One
with a "black check mark" signifying that it is set as the
default printer and one other listed as "Lexmark X74-75
e) I purchased a new USB cable thinking that perhaps there is
a defect with the original one.
f) I have switched the USB and cable.
g) I have Shut-Down and Restarted the computer.
The only change that was made recently to the computer was the installation of a Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop (Mouse and Keyboard) 6000 in early January of 2009. It was a holiday present from
the family.
However, the printer funtioned.
Recently, not with great frequency, a "bubble" appeared in the lower right of the screen informing me of ....One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfuntioned and Windows does not recognize it. The location of the device is in bold type.
a USB Icon Symbol followed by:
USB Root Hub (2 ports)
USB Composite Device
* Unknown USB Device (Highlighted
in Bold)
I went into the "Device Manager" and deleted the "Unknown Device" whatever that was. The only thing that is pluged into the second USB port in the back of the computer is "The USB Stick"
that came with the Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.
Question: Could this be the problem.
There were times when I would get the printer to printout " Test Sheets" for setting black and white/color levels. On occasion a document from saved in an application such as Word or Publisher.
If someone can offer some help with this delema it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • pinks15 Feb 14, 2009

    I have experienced the exact same problem with my Lexmark X75 all in one. I like the previous writer have had my printer installed for about 5 years with no problem until yesterday Friday 13th when I used a flash pen for the first time to get some information from my computer and after this my printer will not work or the scanner in fact there is no power going to it all all. It shows on my computer that I have it installed on my computer but the icon does not always appear in the lefthand side of the screen and when it does it has a red cross against it. I get a mnessage that my printer and computer are not communicating. I have tried all the same as the previous writer i.e. checked the USB connections, electrical sockets etc but still no joy in fact I even changed the fuse in the plug because I am also not getting any power to the printer anyway. The printer has been set up that when I turn the computer off the printer is switched off also but even when I unplug it from the computer and try in another electrical socket I still cannot get the power on. I just wonder if when I clicked on enable for me to remove the flash pen I also mistakenly clicked on something that I should not have done. I sat there for 3 hours yesterday trying to work it out but I am fed up now and wonder if any kind person has a solution. Thank you Pinklady



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Hi there

check if u have any firewall installed like mcafee or norton...check if lexmark programs or printer programs are blocked..if they r blocked u need to unblock themm..if u r not able to unblock programs..then turn off firewall...restart ur computer and then try should work
good luck

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I dont think there is a driver for windows vista for lexmark x74/x75.
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I have checked with Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility & Lexmark websites & they both said that the driver is not compatible with Windows 7. I dont know if Lexmark will release a driver for windows7.

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