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"Problem communicating with the printer" Lexmark 5270 and XPDesk

My Lexmark x5270 was working fine before I tried to share it on a network. It quit working and I've uninstalled and reinstalled the software (via the lexmark website) about 5 times now with no luck printing. The printer does seem to install fine, and is recognized by the machine running XP. However, the test page won't print and I am at a loss to know what else to do. All I get is the above message, and none of the troubleshooting offered there seems to do a bit of good. Help!

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  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 11, 2010

    Have you tried swapping out the USB cable?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    You have totally uninstalled and reinstalled by disconnecting the printer, Removing all software , the reinstaling it using the downloaded driver for Xp , correct? If all of that is correct they it was just an accident that it quit while hooked up to a shaired network.



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Make sure the Printer's IP Address is range with the IP Address of your network.
- Try to power cycle your Printer once after you setup the Printer settings.

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