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My Lexmark x5495 will not print. I get the message enable bidirectional communication. I am running XP operating system. What is the solution?

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Go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes > right click on the Lexmark 5400 Series print object > Properties > Lexmark 5400 Series Properties window pops up, click on Ports tab > place a check mark in Enable bidirectional support by clicking in the box beside it. Hit Apply and click Ok to save the settings. Try to print. If problem persists, disconnect the printer usb cable from computer, uninstall the software completely by clicking on Windows logo Start menu > All Programs > Lexmark 5400 Series folder > Tools > Uninstall. Restart pc. To reinstalI, I recommend you use the software you can download from the Lexmark website. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/cgn74X. Download and install the software. Follow the instructions. Try to print again. Hope this helps. If you need more assistance, leave a comment and I'll get back to it. Thanks.

Posted on May 04, 2010

  • katelynsarah Oct 07, 2010

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! That was such an easy fix! I have been struggling with this problem for about a week! I had to reformat my computer and for some reason the printer wouldn't print this time when I loaded it in the computer! Your directions were very easy to follow and worked wonderfully! THANK You again!!!

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