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Lexmark X 83 will photocopy but not print

Darndest thing... The X83 is a combo printer/scanner/photocopier but not fax alas. Anyway I can make both color and black and white photocopies but when I try to print, the document will queue up, and the printer acts as if it is printing, but all I get are blank sheets of paper.

Lexmark is no help whatsoever.

Should also mention that I am using an Apple iBook, OS X 10.4.11

Thank you for your help.

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  • gloriamarie Apr 05, 2008

    I don't really understand your question.

    I can make photocopies as I said above. What it won't do is print.

  • gloriamarie Apr 05, 2008

    Thank you Basti, I really appreciate your help.

    Yes, I am using an USB cable.

    I am convinced the laptop is communication with the printer because as I said above, when i give the command to print, the printer makes all the noises that is printing, only blank sheets of paper come out.

    No, I did not trash the driver when I upgraded tp 10.4.11.

    As to which Mac... as I said above it is an iBook. I have no idea if there is ppc or intel 2 core duo. I use a computer, but have very little understanding of how they work. For instance all of a sudden I am typing in Italic and I have no idea what I did to cause that.

    I looked in "About this Mac", selected more info and I copy it below. Maybe in here is the info you are looking for?

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Name: iBook
    Machine Model: PowerBook4,3
    CPU Type: PowerPC 750 (1.12)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 700 MHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 640 MB
    Bus Speed: 100 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.3.6f3
    Serial Number: UV2290HSLQ5

  • gloriamarie Apr 05, 2008

    No, I never had an installation disk. Merely an instruction book referring me to the Lexmark website.

  • gloriamarie Apr 05, 2008

    Did all this but it only prints the odd character, not the whole document

  • gloriamarie Apr 06, 2008

    I have no idea what you mean by this.

  • tomcat1083 Apr 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Lexmark X83. It will not print from any program, it will scan and show up on the monitor but when it tries to print it goes through the motion but puts out a blank page. Also will not print test page or clean cartridges, even using the onboard controls. I have replaced both cartridges, USB cable and downloaded the current drivers from Lexmark but to no avail. I am running Windows XP Pro on a Toshiba Satellite M55-S3314 laptop, and have also tried it on my desktop also running XP Pro. Is it time to toss it in the garbage or is there any hope for it. Any help would be appreciated.


  • gloriamarie Apr 25, 2008

    I never had an installation disk

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona May 11, 2010

    verify connection/if printer is communicating with computer, how do you connect it? are you using usb cable?

    when you upgraded to 10.4.11 did you trash and reinstall the driver?

    which mac are you using? ppc or intel core 2 duo?

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona May 11, 2010

    Using printer as a standalone printer, can you do copies?



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Ok thanks for the info:
Do you still have the the Installation disk for your printer?

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 05, 2008

    Uninstall the printer driver and download the driver from this link and reinstall:

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 05, 2008

    ok download the driver and reinstall it then keep me posted. ok?

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 05, 2008

    1 thing that we can actually try is to install the resident drivers included your mac os disk.

  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 07, 2008

    Some printers have a preinstalled driver to your mac, esp older model of printers. do you have a gmail acct or yahoo so that we can actually chat regarding this matter. Just want to help.



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