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Hello Rainborw25!

Try this, go to printers and faxes under the control panel. Look for the x2500 icon, make a right click on it and click on properties.
Under properties go to the "Device settings tab" and on the list look for "device type" should on automatic, change it to color then click apply and finally ok.

If this doesnt work try downloading a new driver from lexmark website.


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