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Z600 ran out of ink. Got new Lexmark refil Black.Still getting a problem communicating from printer to computer. Think that the printer port is unknown. How can I tell where the port is?

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I am embarassed to admit that the problem was a simple one of not having the USB cable properly connected between printer and computer!
Thank you for taking the time to help me nonetheless with a perieved problem.
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Grant Ogilvie

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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