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My printer will not communicate with the computer?

When I print, I get a message that says there is a communication problem.  I have power and I bought a new USB cable, but both do not seem to work.

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    yes i have the same problem

  • mycul_p Nov 09, 2008

    hi i have the same problem and it's not a problem with the printer as i have tried another printer that i know works and there is still a communication problem. i have tried several USB ports and cables. Another thing that is anoying is that it dosent give me any prompts to test printer communication it simply says there is a probelm but not letting me fix anything! also i have checked the firewall setting too! any ideas?

  • neils001 Apr 04, 2009

    I have the same issue on Dell 725. It is not the printer as it works connected to my other laptop not running vista. Is not usb port as the laptop sees the 725 and installs the driver. All is ok except when something is attempted to be printed and it fails with a communication failure.

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Try connecting the USB cable directly to the computer not via a HYB.

Try another USB port on the computer.

If that doesn't solve the problem there is most likely a problem with the printer.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Lexmark X 1270 Can not Print

try reinstalling the driver

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Printer unable to communicate with computer

most easiest fix for this.. make sure in the properties of that printer.. under the PORT tab. make sure its set to usb not LPT. this is very common error.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Lexmark X1240 will not communicate with my laptop computers.

check your usb cable.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: COMMUNICATION NOT AVAILABLE LEXMARK X1150

Hi

This kind of issue might occur due to many reasons, like:

the previous installation files creating a glitch for new software.
PORT settings

Resolution:
goto devicemanager by following:
start->run->devmgmt.msc (type in the box)
check if you have printers with exclamation mark or any special symbol showing a problem with the device.
try updating the drivers,
a more feasible solution could be removing the usb composite device entries from the tree under usb section but this should be done only by a skilled technician.


Thanks & Regards,
Amit Verma
HP AIO printers support
more than 3 years of AIO printer troubleshooting expertise.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Color Printer 725 - Communication Not Available

I have seen that in most of the cases (with lexmark and dell printers) it is fixed by reinstalling the printer software. Be sure that you completely remove the older drivers using the cd or using add/remove programs.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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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. 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. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc 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 again, then try to print again.


You may also try to update your printer driver by visiting the Lexmark website at . Select your operating system, download and execute the file.


If the problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

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