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I keep getting a message on my lexmark 5600 -5500 Series (USB) - Communication Not Available - I tried all the solutions and did not fix the problm - can you help

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Turn off the printer and remove the USB cable. Uninstall the drivers in Add and Remove Programs or look in the Lexmark folder in your Start Menu for a built in uninstall program for that Lexmark. Reinstall the drivers and plug the printer back in when told. INSTALL THE DRIVERS BEFORE CONNECTING THE PRINTER There are more problems with printers than ANY other device that can be attached to a computer. Check that your USB cable isn't broken or the ports themselves on the printer and the computer. Also check in Control Panel/Printers that the Lexmark is set as your default printer.

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

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

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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.


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