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Lexmark x1290 will not copy

Printer works, scanner works, try to do a copy from the printer button or from the on screen control panel and I get a message tha the printer is not communicating with the computer?

Have Vista, just reinstalled the driver from a previous download.

Computer is Acer Aspire 3680-2249 and the firewall was off

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Re: Lexmark x1290 will not copy

Make sure the driver you used was not corrupt, by downloading it again. It can also be surpassed by copying the drivwr on to a new disc in case it is a disc error. Also make sure uninstalls and reinstalls are smooth and final with no leftover files. Make sure you unisnatll and reinstall under device managers and you can even use a program like revo unistaller which will remove all traces in the registry. Have you also made sure the printer preferences are not stusk on work online, or some other setting not suitable? Also clear the printer queue, as this can unblock printers 'memory file' and help it communicate again.

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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. Rebrick (pull out 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 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, then try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

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Is there a way of getting my lexmark x1290 all in one to work with windows 7???? HELP


You can go to:

Lexmark X1290 Downloads

Make sure you have the correct one for your operating system - 32 bit or 64 bit. If you are not sure, you can go to Control Panel and select System. It will say 64-bit in the window. If it does not say 64-bit, assume it is a 32-bit.

When you go to download, choose Save from the download window and direct it to save the file to your Desktop.

You need to disconnect the USB cable, uninstall any previous software if it is on your computer and the printer from your Printers folder. (Through the control panel.)

Make sure the printer is on with ink and paper. Connect the USB cable. If (when) you get a New Hardware Found window, simply cancel it out.

Run (double-click) the file on your desktop that you downloaded. Follow the installation instructions. That should get you going.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Also for other links (User guides, other support) here is a link to that page:

Lexmark X1270 Support

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Unzip to a folder. Plug in the printer and go to Control Panel, System, Device Manager and under Printers or Unknown Device, double click the device and click the driver tab and install the driver. Choose the 'Let me choose the driver' type option and navigate to the folder you unzipped it to, install and reboot.

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