I have a Lexmark X1150 printer connected to my Mac G5 (USB cable). I scanned an image and now my printer won't work. I keep getting "GenericClass: waiting for device" when I send a file to the printer. It worked fine before I scanned the image. I un-installed software, dowloaded driver from Lexmark website, re-installed, unhooked and reconnected cables, changed ink cartridges, and still no luck.
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The Lexmark X2670 can only connect to a computer using a USB cable. Without it, your computer won't be able to communicate to the printer for printing, copying and scanning. If you lost the USB cable, you may purchase one from any retail stores. The USB cable used for your model has Type A plug on one end and the other end has Type B plug. You may also contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance. I hope this information has been helpful.
Make sure the Lexmark OCR scan software is installed on your laptop. The software is available only on the installation disc that came with your printer. If you still haven't installed the software on your computer and you don't have the installation disc, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center to request for one. If you were able to scan documents before using your Lexmark printer, it could be just a slight communication issue. 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 (if USB connected)> 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 (if USB connected). Then try to print again
once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection or when the WiFi light on
the printer turns solid green (if WiFi connected.).
Your firewall could be blocking some printer communications. Make sure to allow full access to all Lexmark and printer communications in the program rules/permissions for your firewall. For more information on how to configure the settings for your firewall, visit the Lexmark website at http://bit.ly/iNwkNs.
How is your printer connected to your computer, wireless or hardwired with a USB cable? If wireless, check the status of the WiFi light on the printer (green = connected to a network, orange = not connected to a network). Try to turn off/on your printer. Doing this usually fixes minor communication issues. This article in the Lexmark website might also help resolve your scan problem: No Communications Error When Trying to Print or Scan.
First I try to uninstall the printer, it didn't work, so I reinstall the the printer anyway, it worked for one print only.
As second attempt I disconnected the printer completely, turned the PC off, and after few minutes on again. Uninstalled printer.
Reconnected the cables again, install the printer - it works well!
Connect what two. Computer and printer. Try reinstalling the printer. The cable could be defaulty and If reinstalling the printer does not work, I'll put my money on the cable being defaulty, happens all the time. Exchange it for a working cable. Let me know how it goes.