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Bidirectional communications between lexmark x5495 and XPsp2 keep getting message "enable bidirectional communication" when i try to print, but the select buttom is rendered unavailable on the ports menu. Is this only a problem with vista? I had a home network set up and printed on XP but my laptop is Vista?

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SOURCE: Lexmark Z1480 gives an error message to Windows

go into the bios on your computer (go into or run setup) usually f2 when booting. find the parrallel port and change the setting to bi directional

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    SOURCE: My Lexmark x5495 will not print. I get the message

    Go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes > right click on the Lexmark 5400 Series print object > Properties > Lexmark 5400 Series Properties window pops up, click on Ports tab > place a check mark in Enable bidirectional support by clicking in the box beside it. Hit Apply and click Ok to save the settings. Try to print. If problem persists, disconnect the printer usb cable from computer, uninstall the software completely by clicking on Windows logo Start menu > All Programs > Lexmark 5400 Series folder > Tools > Uninstall. Restart pc. To reinstalI, I recommend you use the software you can download from the Lexmark website. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/cgn74X. Download and install the software. Follow the instructions. Try to print again. Hope this helps. If you need more assistance, leave a comment and I'll get back to it. Thanks.

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      SOURCE: how do I enable the

      Follow these steps:

      • Go to Printers and Faxes(XP)/ Printers(Vista and Windows 7) in Control Panel. Right click on the Lexmark 5600 Series print object and click on Properties(note: image below is just an example).
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      • In the Properties window, go to Ports tab.
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      • Enable the bidirectional support as shown in the image below(must have a check mark). Hit Apply then OK to save the settings.
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      If bidirectional support option is grayed out or cannot be enabled, problem may need further troubleshooting. Contact Lexmark technical support for further assistance. Thank you for choosing Lexmark.

      Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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      SOURCE: 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?

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