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Hooking up printer

Bought a pc (windows vista) and lexmark z845 6 months ago. still can't get printer hooked up. keeps saying printer not communicating. i have USB cable. called support, they sent me a cd to download printer. didn't work. asked a guy in Staples tonight where i bought everything. told me to go to website and download patch. i don't know what he's talking about. am very fustrated. have a brand new printer i can't use. any ideas?

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  • tmacattack Sep 28, 2007

    Thanks a lot for responding. I did download driver and it's still not communicating, but I haven't tried a different USB cable yet. As soon as I buy one I'll let you know if that fixed it.

  • freshwaterG Sep 08, 2008

    My computer doesn't list Z845 as a printer driver option.
    (I have a macbook.)



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Maybe your USB port or USB cable is not working? For sure you need to get the latest drivers for Vista, Try to download the driver from Lexmark website at If that still doesn't work, see if you can get another USB device to connect to your computer - like a USB Flash Drive (or "thumb drive").

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I understand that you are using a Lexmark 3100 MFP. You can download the Windows Vista 32 bit compatible driver from the link below.

Wish you good luck!

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