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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.

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Lexmark printer x7170 cartridge error 1203


The 1203 error indicates either a communication problem between your cartridges and the printer or a short in one of your cartridges. Please follow the steps below to identify and fix this issue:

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.


If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Sep 19, 2011 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One InkJet 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.

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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.

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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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    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.
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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.

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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

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    Scanner & fax wont work


    Hi,
    This issue could be occurring due to number of reasons, it could be due to the corrupt All in one software or it could be due to the scanner hardware as well, since you have confirmed that the printer prints fine you are absolutely right that the communication between the printer and the computer is good, however to know where the problem lies and to fix the issue disconnect the printer form the computer and try to make a copy form the printer itself, if the printer is able to make a copy then the printer scanner device is working absolutely fine, however if the printer scanner is unable to make a copy check if there is any error message displayed on the printer LCD, if you find any error please keep me posted so that I can send you the resolution for the relevant error, alternately you can download and install the firmware form the Dell’s support site to fix the issue, here is the link form which you can download and install the firmware: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R98804&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A962&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=7348&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=40&fileid=128061
    Please make sure that you do not turn off the computer or the printer while the firmware is being downloaded or installed.
    After the firmware is downloaded and installed then restart the printer and the computer.
    Check if the issue is resolved, if the issue still persists then you will have to replace the printer as there is nothing much that can be done to fix the issue as the scanner hardware is failed.
    If the printer is able to make a copy form the printer then try these steps:
    Download and install the updated driver for the Dell’s support site, however before you download and reinstall the drivers uninstall the previous version of the driver before you install the latest version, here is how you can uninstall the previous driver.
    1. Insert the Disk labeled Dell All in one center disk in the CD ROM.
    2. Click Next and select Uninstall form the list.
    3. Click on continue to uninstall the software.
    4. After the All in one software is uninstalled disconnect the printer form the computer and the restart the system.
    5. Download the latest driver form the Dell’s support site and then install it.
    Here is the link
    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R92834&SystemID=PRN_ALL_A962&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=7348&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=40&fileid=128698
    Follow these instructions to download and install the latest drivers:
    Download
    1.Click Download Now, to download the file.
    2.At the Export Compliance Disclaimer window, click Yes, I Accept
    this Agreement.
    3.When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to
    disk (Windows XP users, click Save) and click OK. The Save In: window
    appears.
    4.From the Save In: field, click the down arrow then click to
    select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
    5.If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The file
    name icon appears on your desktop.

    Install
    1.Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled 962ENA01.exe.
    The Self-Extractor window appears.
    2.Click OK or Continue.
    The Self-Extracting Driver Installation window appears and prompts to
    extract files to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R92834.
    3.Leave all of the default settings and click Unzip or OK. If the
    directory doesn't exist, you'll be prompted to create one. Click Yes. A
    Self Extractor window appears and indicates C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R92834 files were
    extracted.
    4.Click OK.
    Follow the on-screen installation instructions in the window.


    Regards
    Malik Khan

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