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BAD, BLURY, SMEARED, PRINTING

PRINTER PRINTS BLURED  AND PRINTS  WORDS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER . NONE OF THE LINES ARE EVEN. THE COLORS SMEAR. IT PRINTS BLOCKS OF LINES IN RANDOM AREAS. I HAVE WINDOWS VISTA IS IT COMPATABLE?

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  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem. It prints over top of each other and is smudged. This is very frustrating. I did uninstall and reinstall but still does the same thing.

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This is from the lexmark website
"Attention Windows Vista Users
If you have installed your printer on your PC using an original Lexmark Driver CD that came with your product and you are experiencing problems when printing, you may have installed the Windows XP driver.

Follow these steps to resolve:
· Disconnect your USB cable from your printer.
· Uninstall all Lexmark printer drivers on your PC.
· Download the correct Vista driver for your model.
· Install the driver on your PC.

Important - Do not reconnect the USB cable until the install software prompts the question of how the printer is connected."

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