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X1185 cannot communicate

My x1185 won't print. The power light flashes. Error message-can't communicate. I have uninstalled the entire printer, changed usb cords, unplugged everything and rebooted, but nothing works.

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What you will see A"No communication" dialog appears when you try to print or scan. What to do Make sure the correct port is selected in the Properties screen. To do this:

    1. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel.
    2. Double-click on the Printers folder.
    3. Right-click on the printer icon and select Properties.
    4. In the Properties screen, click the Port tab.
    5. Ensure that the printer port is set to one of the USB port options; see below.

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    6. Select the port and click OK.
    7. You may need to reboot the PC for the change to take effect.
NOTE: The printer icon may not be displaying in the notification area (the "systray"). Once the port is correctly selected, the icon should appear there.

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What type of OS do u have?

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