Question about Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer
This worked on a Lexmark X3400 Series Printer and should for most others.
Unplug Printer for 30 seconds
Check USB connections are secure
Plug the power core back into the Printer
Hold down "Power and the Start" button until you see "MFG Menu Enabled"
Press the "Mode" button 3 times then you will see "LCD Button Test"
Press the "Up Arrow" 2 times "Single Test Page"
Did it print? If not, then the printer is defective return to store, buy an Epson.
More to Check....
Goto Start, Control panel, Printers
Make sure your printer is selected as default. If not change it by right clicking on printer and select Make default printer.
Right click on your default printer and goto properties. (If you are running the VISTA OPERATING SYSTEM right click on default printer, Run As Administrator, Properties)
Goto the ports tab.
Check that Enable Bidirectional Support is CHECKED
Check that your printer port is correct. EXAMPLE: usb or lpt
Is your printer installed properly...correct drivers?
Lets Check if everything is installed....Anything with ! ? X means something is not installed properly and should be corrected.
Right click "My Computer" goto properties, hardware tab, device manager
Under Universal Serial Bus Controllers is
USB Printer Support installed
Last but not least Check the "READY" Status of you printer.
Goto Start, Programs, Lexmark XXXX Series, Lexmark Solution Center
Does it say Printer Status Ready....if not, make sure you have the proper drivers and reinstall.
Goto Maintainence, Print Test Page.
Well I hope that works for someone as it did for me. I have not been able to fix this for 2 months. If you cant get this to work go here and have them help you.
Find your printer and select "GET SUPPORT"
Posted on Nov 21, 2008
The mode selector on my 3430 all in one, is stuck on copy, so when I go to lexmark screen to try and scan it I get a "lexmark series is busy" error message. Do you know of anyway to get it unstuck from the copy option? Thanks in advance...Margie
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
Make sure the USB is connected to the right slot. My first USB port didn't work and i got the same message. Then I put it in one on the front and it works great.
Posted on Apr 20, 2008
Lexmark 3470 printer will not work if you have a Windows Me system. The CD they furnish with the printer has drivers for the 3470 (you have to have drivers to make the printer work) but they will not work with the Windows Me systems And they will tell you this when you go to their site and uae their chat help, or if you call them etc. SOLUTION Go to Google search engine and type in Lexmark 3400 series printer drivers (do not put in 3470, the 3400 series drivers that you will be able to download will work on all 3400 series printers) The search will give you plenty of FREE options and sites to download the drivers you need.
SAVE the search to your favorites so you can go back there easily in case you need more info!
Good Luck! Wayne Steamboat Owen
(AKA Steamboat Owen The Everglades Buesman)
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
All i had to do is put the windows xp disc in and it pulled up the necessary files. but now I cant fi nd the original install disc to install it on another computer so am trying to download the disc from somewhere. it only took about 2 additional lminutes to install it and it works perfect. paid 25 dollars for it and the cartridge is 22. anyway works good. L
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
Looking around with Google it could be how your ports are set.i.e USB or Lpt
Posted on Dec 20, 2007
I have no disc to download the printer how can i download it please help me
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
I did the same and was prompted by windows telling me that the drivers were not to be used for windows as being non-compliance. Now, the reason was that there were extra drivers needed that were not on the start up disc for the Lexmark 3430. Best thing to do is take the unit back and get your money back and find a compliant unit with the Windows LOGO on it stating compliance. You are better off doing it like Windows says to and forget the after maket cheap junk. BIGG
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
SOURCE: lexmark 3400
My printer Lexmark 3400 Series does not work. The printer's monitor always says, "Cover Open" while it's always closed. Can you help me with it? Thank you...
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
SOURCE: lexmark 3400
i had a similar problem when the printer wouldn't print. Make sure that the printer 3400 lexmark series is the default printer in the control panel. (start/control panel/printers/printers and faxes/right click lexmark 3400 series/set as default printer).
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
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
If that doesn't help, try the steps below:
1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.
2. Re-brick your printer.
Pull out the power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the
back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds.
2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers
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, then try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
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