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I bought a Lexmark X83 printer in 2001 and have been very satisfied with it until I bought a Dell computer loaded with Windows XP. For a while the printer will work ok the I am sent a message that I need to install the printer and the printer will not print as asked. I have uninstalled and reinstalled printer several times, it works ok for a while then computer doesn't recognize printer for a time. I previously used printer with Windows 2000 successfully. Please help!

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A USB device such as a scanner or printer may not be detected or function correctly when connected to the USB port of a Dell Latitude or Inspiron PC.

USB devices normally obtain some power from the USB ports of the PC. Some Dell PCs do not provide enough voltage from the USB ports to power some USB devices. To resolve this, you can purchase a powered USB hub to provide the USB devices with sufficient operating power. Such a hub will help the device operate correctly in the case of communication issues. This may happen on other Dell computers as well. If "Plug and Play" screens do not appear, or inconsistent error messages occur, then the issue probably lies with the on-board USB port. The power from the USB port on the PC may be too low. This worsens when using a USB port located on a keyboard. Use a powered USB hub to amplify the signals and connect the hub directly into a USB port from the computer. Older, incompatible chipsets may also be an issue and may involve upgrading the BIOS.


This is what I encountered using my Printer to a Dell computer. Hope this help. But what's interesting though is that its asking you to reload the software for printer. Can you recall the exact error message? pls update me for further evaluation.

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You have problems with usb, you should reinstall xp

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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    If you loose the driver functionality often it is a problem with windows. you may need to reinstall windows to fix it.
    It may also be some other software interfeering with the driver, for example a virus or malaware.
    It is unlikely that the problem is with hardware, the printer is fine.

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Please go to this link for the windows xp driver http://www.nodevice.com/driver/X83/get32624.html
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Here are the links to the Lexmark website to download the drivers. Just click on the links:
- Driver for Microsoft Windows XP (For Windows XP only)
- Custom Driver for Microsoft Windows 2000 (For Windows 2000 only)
- Lexmark X83 Driver for Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.x, Mac OS X 10.2.8, and Mac OS X 10.3.x. (For Macintosh)
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I am not sure of your question. Lexmark model x83 has drivers only for Win Xp and  Win 2,000.    Unless they. Lexmark elect to have their software people write or develop a driver for Win VISTA for this model printer ,no one else ever will. Maybe call or write to them.  Their is a 20% off printer upgrade offer on a VISTA compatable printer.
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http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi

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Problem communicating with the printer


Go to http://www.lexmark.com

Enter your printer model (Lexmark X83) Select it from the list that appears

It will load and ask for a Operating system select Windows XP

it will load another pagemoz-screenshot-2.jpg there will be a drop down box called (choose another download type) click the arrow to the right of it and select patch

download that patch and install it restart your computer and it should solve the problem I had the same thing with my x-85

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My windows vista Business cannot install my Lexmark X83 All-in-one printer!


Lexmark is not officially making any driver for the X83 that will work with Vista because its a 32 bit printer and Vista is 64 bit. Sounds like some BS to me. So, I have the same problem, a perfectly working printer and an incompatible OS. My Mom was using an old mac and had an X83 printer which she loves. She now has a new PC running Vista. Only now, I have the problem of how to get the X83 to work with Vista. Supposedly the lexmark 5200 drivers will work. My suggestion is to power off and unplug the USB cable to the X83, and manually remove any driver(s) related to it that may have been installed using the system control panel device manager. Then attempt to install the xp driver for X83 per the post below. I'm going to then plug in the USB cable and power up the printer and see if it works (it probably won't) but I'm hoping it'll then cue itself looking for the 5200 series drivers which supposedly do work according to one post on MS forum, I quote:

"After reading all these posts I was both discouraged, but more determined than ever to get my X83 to run on Vista. I have to say the determination payed off! That's right...I just both scanned and printed 7 pages on my X83 running on Vista!!!! Here's what I did. I first installed the XP driver for X83 hoping I could dumb my laptop down to make it run on an XP version....no luck there, but when I did that, my laptop recognized the X83 as a Lexmark 5200 series which is also an all in one. I thought, well, if that's what it wants, that's what I will give it. If you go to the Lexmark website and look under downloads/drivers, there is a list that shows all compatible OS. The 5200 series is listed here with a Vista compatible driver. Once I downloaded it and went through the installation wizard....it worked LIKE A DREAM!!!! I hope this helps all of you as I also understood and felt your frustrations! Good luck!!!"

article source http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/showpost.aspx?postid=503767&siteid=17&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=1

Lexmark 5200 series drivers http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/sequentialem/home/0,6959,204816596_1019285789_0_en,00.html

xp driver http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:0:0:0 you'll have to type in a search for the driver enter X83 in the field, follow the steps...

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My X83 won't work with my XP windows. I bought the printer in 2001 and the computer was built in 2005.


driver supporting problem. you have to get suitable driver for xp support.

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Hi, If you mean the device drivers to make this printer work under Windows XP then here is a link where you should be able to download them.
http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?category=Drivers&ccs=15:1:0:95:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=WinXP

Let me know how you go

SeaJade

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