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Lexmark X1185 on a mac OS X 10.4.11

My printer won't print any more. I haven't done anything different. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it several times. I was looking at downloading an updated driver, but i can't find one. Has any one got a solution?

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  • jenjohn Jan 01, 2008

    We have the same problem on our mac scanner seems to work.

    Please help if you can. Have installed and uninstalled etc but to no avail
    thanks Claire 

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2008

    I have the same problem, going back to 10.4.10 solved the[
    problem, but than I lost Safari 3. A new drive from Lexmark did not help.

  • dwalline Feb 25, 2008

    My printer worked fine attached to my windows pc but i got the new iMac for christmas, installed the lexmark software but it wont print.  The printer is listed as the only printer and if i unplug the usb , it will stop "printing" at least that is what shows in the display.  The problem is NOTHING ever prints! I tried a new driver but that didnt help.  The printer still works fine if i reconnect it to the windows computer. 



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Check to make sure the printer is set as the default printer. For some reason macs seem to deselect the printer

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