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Everytime when I try to print, it says that ''Communication Not Available''. I've tried unplugging it, and restarting my computer but it still does the same thing. Should I reinstall the printer?

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"Communication Not Available" message is displayed


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.

Aug 16, 2011 | Lexmark X2670 All-In-One Printer

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When i try to print something a window pops up that says "communication not available" ive tried restarting, unpluging the power cord and the usb cord...nothing seems to work


This problem could be caused by several factors - incorrect USB port selection, your printer is not set as your default printer, firewall, etc. This article in the Lexmark website: Communication Not Available' Error Message and Print Job Stalls in Print Queue will help you determine the cause and resolve your printing issue.

May 11, 2011 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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Printer wont comunicate with Computer


Try to unplug your printer from your computer. Unplug and replug your printer into the power source to reset itself. When your printer turns on completely, reconnect to your computer. Try to print again. If problem continues, you may refer to these articles in the Lexmark website:
- Communication Not Available' Error Message and Print Job Stalls in Print Queue - No Communications Error When Trying to Print or Scan
I hope these help. Thanks.

Feb 16, 2011 | Lexmark P4350 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My computer is'nt comunication with the printer


It could be just a slight communication issue. Try to unplug your printer from your computer. Then unplug the printer from the power source. Replug after 10 seconds. When the printer turns on, replug it into your computer. Doing this usually fixes minor communication issues. If error continues, you may refer to this article on 'Communication Not Available' Error Message and Print Job Stalls in Print Queue for troubleshooting steps. You can also contact Lexmark technical support for additional assistance. Thanks.

Jan 21, 2011 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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My Dell V305 only prints occassionally. An error


I used to have a Dell all-in-one and had same problem.
I asked Dell for new installation disc and re-installed it and that seemed to to solve the problem.

Feb 07, 2010 | Dell V305w All-In-One R840635AU InkJet...

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COMMUNICATION NOT AVAILABLE LEXMARK X1150


check the cable it may be bad. Its not always visable. if the usb wire is plugged in and it doesnt see it under printers then it may be the cause

Apr 01, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My printer won't print


Hi

Are you using XP OS, go to computer properties then go to device manager, click on universal serial bus controller, look for usb printing support, uninstall it. unplug printer usb cable from back of computer and replug it on a different usb port, try reprinting. if all fails try to reinstall driver.

Hope this help

Nov 29, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer

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My printer says there is no communication available


Could be a driver issue. Try reinstalling printer driver and see what happens. Also do a hard restart on printer.

Jun 23, 2017 | Dell Photo 964 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x5470


When you got this message were you trying to scan?

What I want you to do is a copy. Doing a copy will generally not require you to be hooked to the PC.

Scanning and Printing all require communication from the printer to the computer. Failure in communication can either be something on the computer, something wrong with the cable or rarely something wrong with the printer.

I'm assuming you have done the following:

1. Power off your printer and your computer.
2. Unplugged the power from the printer
3. Unplugged the USB cable from both the printer and the computer.
4. Reconnect the USB cable to the printer and the computer.
5. Plug the power back into the printer and make sure the printer is on.
6. Turn on the computer.

Those are general troubleshooting steps that can be done for any communication problem.

If you have done all of those try this:

Press and hold down the Windows key on the keyboard, and then type the letter R.
Type "devmgmt.msc" and then click OK on the Run dialog.
Find the item Universal Serial Bus controller.
Click the + sign next to the word Universal Serial Bus controller.
Do you see USB Printing Support?
Yes:
Right-click on USB Printing Support, and then click Properties.
Does the Device status say “This device is working properly.”?
Yes:
Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software?
No:
Click the Troubleshoot button to try to resolve the problem.
Does the Device status now say “This device is working properly.”?
Yes:
Try your print again (might need to restart)
No:
Might have a problem with your Printing Support

No:
Might have a problem with your Printing Support

Let me know - if you have a problem with your printing support you'd really need to contact your PC MFG for help - but you can always try uninstalling the USB Printing Support and reinstalling it (only if you have your disks that came with your printer).



Sep 10, 2008 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Communication problem


unplug the power adapter (**the black Box) from the printerDisconnect the Printer from the computer and then click on start ----> control Panel --------> Printers and Faxes. In printers and Faxes you will find the printer Icon Dell AIO printer , make sure the Status is Ready and there is a Check mark on the printer, right click on the printer Icon and then select Cancel all documents restart the computer and then power on the printer connect the printer to the computer and then try printing.

perfrom these steps and do lemme know if it helps.

Jun 26, 2008 | Dell 922 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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