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Hotmail.comI have windows 7 and I can't get my printer to work. It keeps telling me I need to enable bidirectional communication

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Go to the printer manufacturer website, download and install the appropriate Windows 7 driver

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Keeps telling me to enable bidirectional communication


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When you first loaded the print driver there should have been a box to check to enable bidirectional communication. Most Lexmark printers require this to work properly



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How do I enable the bidirectional communications for a Lexmark printer series x5650es


Follow these steps:
  • Go to Printers and Faxes(XP)/ Printers(Vista and Windows 7) in Control Panel. Right click on the Lexmark 5600 Series print object and click on Properties(note: image below is just an example).
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  • In the Properties window, go to Ports tab.
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  • Enable the bidirectional support as shown in the image below(must have a check mark). Hit Apply then OK to save the settings.
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If bidirectional support option is grayed out or cannot be enabled, problem may need further troubleshooting. Contact Lexmark technical support for further assistance. Thank you for choosing Lexmark.

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