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Can't find, or open, my Dell All-in-one Center

It appears my printer has stopped communicating with my PC. Can you help?

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Sure...shut down the printer, disconnect from computer...turn printer back on. then plug back into computer..should show up on screen.

also, you may need fresh drivers. get em here

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Lexmark 2670 code EC continues to flash along with the in front of black ink


The error could be indicating that there's a communication failure between your cartridge and the printer. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem:

1. Make sure the printer is on.

2. Open the printer cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the All-in-One is busy.

Note: If the carrier does not automatically move to the center, turn off the printer/unplug the printer from the power source and then slide the carrier to the center.

3. Remove both cartridges from the carrier.

4. Close the printer cover.

5. 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.

6. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.

7. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.

8. If no error appears, reinsert the other cartridge. Close the printer cover.

9. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear with a new cartridge.



I hope this helps.

Oct 25, 2011 | Lexmark X2670 All-In-One Printer

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I just purchased a new black ink cartridge for my printer and it is not printer. The printer stop printing. I have a Lexmark X1270


Try to re-seat your cartridges into the printer.
  1. Open the printer cover.
  2. Remove both cartridges from the printer.
  3. Close the printer cover.
  4. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.
  5. When the printer turns on, re-insert your color cartridge first. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.
  6. If no error appears, open the printer cover and reinsert the black cartridge. Close the cover and check for errors.
  7. If error appears when black is inserted, try to insert a different known working cartridge (your old cartridge maybe) to determine if it's a faulty cartridge issue.
If you can make a copy using the Copy button on the printer operator panel without a problem, then it could be a communication problem between your printer and the computer. A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply reboot your pc and unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When everything is back on, try to print again.
If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Jul 06, 2011 | Lexmark X1270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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There is an error message on my printer that says that there is an interferance with the black ink cartridge communication. This started happening when I changed my empty cartridges for full ones. ...


Use Service Center to solve printer problems The Service Center provides step-by-step troubleshooting help and contains links to printer maintenance tasks and customer support. To open the Service Center, use one of these methods: Method 1 If it appears on an error message dialog, click the For additional assistance, use the Service Center link. Method 2 1 Click or Start. 2 Click All Programs or Programs, and then select the printer program folder from the list. 3 Select Printer Home. 4 From the Support tab, select Service Center.

Jan 30, 2011 | Dell V313w AllInOne InkJet Printer

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When I try to scan or print a message comes up telling me to ck power and usb connections. I have unplugged and restarted computer 4 times and still have problem


It could be a communications error message, the printer is not communicating with the computer.

  • Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable.
  • Disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Remove and reinstall the printer software

  • If your printer does not function properly or communication error messages appear when using your printer, you can remove and reinstall the printer software.
    1. Click Start®Programs or All Programs®Dell Printers®Dell Photo AIO Printer 962®Uninstall Dell Photo AIO Printer 962.

    2. Follow the instructions on the computer screen to remove the printer software.

    3. Restart your computer before installing the software again.

    4. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD, and then follow the instructions on the computer screen to install the software.

    If the installation screen does not appear:

      1. In Windows XP, click Start®My Computer.

    In Windows 2000, double-click My Computer from your desktop.

      1. Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon. If necessary, double-click setup.exe.

      2. When the printer software installation screen appears, click Install or Install Now.

      3. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation.

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    Can't print from Dell Inspiron E1505 notebook


    See if you can get it to install drivers useing USB cable,

    Make sure your firewall is not blocking it<--turn firewall off and try..





    Jul 26, 2010 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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    Computer to Printer Communication problem


    Uninstall the printer software, then uninstall the printer itself. then reinstall the software drivers first , then the software.
    Remember most USB printers need the drivers and software installed BEFORE you connect them to the USB port on the computer.
    You also might look in the device manager for any yellow ! or ? in the USB section. This would indicate a USB driver issue. Post again if you need more help...
    Regards

    Apr 10, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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    Communication Error DELL 926 AIO Printer


    Follow these steps in order to resolve the issue:
    Stop the Print Spooler Service: 1) Click Start. 2) Type ‘cmd’ in the Start Search box.Search results should appear. 3) Right-click on ‘cmd’ in the search results, and select Run as Administrator.The command window will appear.4) Type ‘net stop spooler’ into the command window and press <ENTER>.The Print Spooler service should now be stopped.
    Delete the Printer Drivers: .
    1) Click Start.
    2) In the Start Search box, type ‘C:WindowsSystem32SpoolDriversw32x86’ and press <ENTER>.
    3) Delete all the files and folders in this directory.
    NOTE: If the folder will not delete, rename folder to w32x86.old.
    Remove the Dell printer software:
    1) Click Start.
    2) Click Control Panel.
    3) Click Programs.
    4) Click Programs and Features.
    5) Click the software related to the attached Dell printer to highlight it.
    6) Click Uninstall/Change.
    7) Follow through the prompts in order to remove the software.
    8) Restart the computer.
    At this point, the user should install the latest printer software from http://support.dell.com and be able to print successfully.

    Dec 24, 2008 | Dell 926 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Dell 946 will not print after one print


    Follow these steps in order to resolve the issue:
    Stop the Print Spooler Service: 1) Click Start. 2) Type ‘cmd’ in the Start Search box.Search results should appear. 3) Right-click on ‘cmd’ in the search results, and select Run as Administrator.The command window will appear.4) Type ‘net stop spooler’ into the command window and press <ENTER>.The Print Spooler service should now be stopped.
    Delete the Printer Drivers: .
    1) Click Start.
    2) In the Start Search box, type ‘C:WindowsSystem32SpoolDriversw32x86’ and press <ENTER>.
    3) Delete all the files and folders in this directory.
    NOTE: If the folder will not delete, rename folder to w32x86.old.
    Remove the Dell printer software:
    1) Click Start.
    2) Click Control Panel.
    3) Click Programs.
    4) Click Programs and Features.
    5) Click the software related to the attached Dell printer to highlight it.
    6) Click Uninstall/Change.
    7) Follow through the prompts in order to remove the software.
    8) Restart the computer.
    At this point, the user should install the latest printer software from http://support.dell.com and be able to print successfully.

    Dec 19, 2008 | Dell Photo 964 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    No HP devices detected. HP Solutions Center will close now.


    Unistall the software you have for it now. Go to HP.com and look for Vista drivers for your printer.

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    Error Message "Communication Not Available


    Please open the link and follow the instructions this will definately resolve the issue, and please respond with comments to impove better service and resolution

    Communication Not Available" Error When Sending a Print Job

    http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&dl=true&docid=2AA10ED87ADC4C0EE040A68F5B285B98&journalid=45AF3C8CB5A7BDF9E040A68F272874F0&l=en&s=gen

    Regards

    Feb 04, 2008 | Dell 810 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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