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Lexmark 3400 My printer will not work at all. I keep getting this box that says (PRINTER NOT COMMUNICATING WITH THE COMPUTER). I tried everything. HELP !!! JIM,

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  • Quezy Dec 12, 2007

    everytime i try to print ,something keep poppin up sayin (the printer cannot communicate with the computer)

  • lissette77 Jan 08, 2008

    I have a lexmark 3400. After scanning for the third time, the scanner just keeps trying to scan without requesting it and keeps rebooting itself. My computer sounds as if I have plug out the usb cable. I reinstall again the drivers and check my usb connection but still I have the same problem, What should I do?

  • cher bear Jan 17, 2008

    The printer will work on everything but when it comes to the printing, it will not let me print anything. I have tryed everything, tryed to reinstall it and nothing works

  • Patty H Jan 24, 2008

    I have the same exact problem!! Computer will not communicate with printer! I've got the Lexmark 3430 all-in-one

  • biggranny Jan 30, 2008

    my all in one printer will nut work on my computer

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    my lexmark keeps saying its not communicating with my computer i did everything it told me to reinstall unplug and plug again and nothing works what can i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    printer is not communicating with computor??? Have tried everything and even got a new printer still same message

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    printer not communicating with laptop

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    Can not comunicate with the printer

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    missing start up disc

  • xxthatgirl Aug 09, 2008

    It won't print. It says that there is one document waiting to print. I've tried many times to cancel the printing. It says DELETING-PRINTING.



    Help!

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    i cannot install my printer

  • zaclaus Feb 04, 2009

    The printer worked fine with the drivers i downloaded from the lexmark website, until i changed the ink cartrage for the first time, now it wont be controlled from the computer anymore. I can do a test page just fine, and when i push printer buttons, stuff pops up on the computer. But the Error is (problem communicating with the printer)

  • ashee bunny May 11, 2010

    every time i turn on the printer it keeps saying clear carrier jam

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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?
http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/sequentialem/home/0,6959,204816596_652569478_0_en,00.html

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"
http://support.lexmark.com/perl/support/support.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:0:0:0


Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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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

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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

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Looking around with Google it could be how your ports are set.i.e USB or Lpt

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I have no disc to download the printer how can i download it please help me

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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

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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

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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).

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