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Lexmark X5470 printer

We just got a new Gateway computer with Vista on it, and are trying to install the lexmark 5470 printer to it. It keeps coming up can't communicate. We have reinstalled it 3 times, but it still won't work. We checked the firewall and it is okay there. It is set as the default printer and everything seems ok. Help. Thanks

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  • tcftralee Dec 13, 2007

    downloaded files from lexmark, program un-zips ok then freezes on select your cable for printer or network.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    6 months later ... still the same problem: the drivers provided by lexmark don't work.

    Does someone have a solution (besides kicking the shitty printer off the desk)

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    when i go to pc anywhere any print to my Lexmark printer a spooler message comes up and i can not print remotely

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    did ne 1 get a fix yet... i'm pissed!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Just changed to vista.....Lexmark x5470 will not work !!!!!!

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    This really sucks......! My x5470 was working fine on my old XP Home edition. I gotta new Dell will windows Vista on it When I'm trying to install it on new dell it always says USB NOT RECOGNIZED and it wont install it!!!

  • ladykhazel26 Oct 27, 2008

    I have the same issue as everyone else above... has anyone solved this issue yet?

  • tfa223 Dec 05, 2008

    Same problem...wishing I had bought a mac.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    the priter is not working

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    Mine worked fine at on vista but I just downloaded an "update" from lexmark for for my lexmark 5470 and now it won't work at all. Dumb updates...



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From the Lexmark Site:
Attention Windows Vista Users: 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.

I found the drivers by going to My Computer > OS (C:) > Drivers > Printer > deleted the file folder.
I then unpluged the printer, reinstalled the driver from the Lexmark Site (, restarted and it worked.
Good luck.

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I had the same problem when I got vista. First goto lexmark's web site and try to download the vista driver. It did not work for me I had to contact lexmark and they sent me a new driver disc for vista. I have had no problem with it since.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007


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Download the Vista drivers from the Lexmark website. If the printer still doesn't work, uninstall windows Vista and put 2000 or XP.
That will avoid a lot of problems and your PC will run amazingly fast.

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My window 7 laptop do not let me install my lexmark 5470 printer even though I have the driver.

X7350 or X5470 ????

You need to first Uninstall your current printer driver.

Disconnect the USB cable from your printer.

Locate the Start / Programs / Lexmark XXXX Series / Tools / Uninstall Lexmark XXXX Series shortcut.

To start the Uninstall procedure click on the Yes button.

Please be patient and let the operation complete.

As indicated on the last screen, restart the computer by clicking Ok.

For many Lexmark products the Vista driver will work in Windows 7; the Vista driver for your printer is compatible with both the X5470 and the X7350.

If you need to download a driver try here:



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Visit the web link below to download the software driver for the printer

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I have a Lexmark 5470 and a new computer with Vista Operating sys

The X5470 is compatible with Windows Vista. Here is the link where you can download the drivers either for 32 or 64 bit versions of Vista.

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HI there if you follow the link bellow select the x5470 and then your operating system you can download the drivers and you wont need to install your disk

Regards AL "alstech"

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If you just connected the printer to your Vista PC, the drivers probably didn't load.
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On the driver finder page enter your 5470 model into the search field, is it X5470? well try x5470 or 5470 if it says just 5470.

Anyway all the lexmark drivers are there you just need to find your printer from there, then select your windows version and download. Finaly install the software and happy printing.

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Lexmark X5470 printer

Download the Vista drivers from the Lexmark website. If the printer still doesn't work, uninstall windows Vista and put 2000 or XP.
That will avoid a lot of problems and your PC will run amazingly fast.

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