Ive printed many times and it worked perfectly. but sometimes it just wont communicate properly,and says problem communicating with printer.ive checked the power and usb and its all working fine.i think it might be somthing to do with windows Vista but im not sure.Please help i have a project due tomorrow. thanks, Greg.
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It is due directly to the strength of your connection. It must receive all components (packets) of the communication in order to print. IF NOT then it wont print. You need a stronger signal or wire your printer directly to the computer. Good Luck!
If your printer won't print when you're making a copy using the Copy button on the operator panel, it could be due to your ink cartridges. Try to re-seat your ink cartridges into the printer and make sure they are properly seated.
If you're not able to print from your computer, it could be a communication problem. A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer (if usb-connected), reboot your computer and unplug/replug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Try to print again.
You may refer to this article for Wi-Fi connection issues: How to identify a Wireless Communication Problem and Resolution Tips
click on start and go to printers and faxes and look for your printer right click on it then make it the default printer close the window and try it again, if this does not help let me know and I will try to help you figure it out. Be sure it is not checked on the fax part of the printer, sometimes it will stick on fax and not go back to printer. happens to me every other week. Thanks for using fix-ya.
Copying and printing are two different functions. Your machine will process copies because the work is all done AT the copier. In order to print the PC and the copier need to be able to communicate properly.
Make sure that the printer drivers for your machine are set up properly on your PC and the two systems are communicating correctly.
Most of the time the "problem communicating with the printer" message pops up on Lexmark X1185 series when the driver gets corrupted. The best fix for this issue would be to uninstall the software first. Try connecting the USB to a different USB port (Please avoid using USB hubs, if any) and then reinstall the software. This should normally fix the printer communication issues!
click the my computer icon 2)click
properties and then click hardware n go to device manager. 3)uninstall
all usb ports and then scan for hardware changes 4)ur
pc will detect your printer and ask for printer drivers 5)re
load drivers and your pc will communicate with your printer 6)for
reloding install the cd follow the instructions on the screen and click next 7)restart
when the printer is loded.connect the wires and cords properly.
no the printer is perfect , but many times this error occurs after changing the cartridges.
first remove all the external connections from the printer.OFF the printer remove the power plug.hold for a minute.then plug the power cord and then ON the printer ,connect the printer to the computer by USB wire as regular.and then check by giving printouts.if it still shows the same error.
then try this 1)right click the my computer icon 2)click properties and then click hardware n go to device manager. 3)uninstall all usb ports and then scan for hardware changes 4)ur pc will detect your printer and ask for printer drivers 5)re load drivers and your pc will communicate with your printer 6)for reloding install the cd follow the instructions on the screen and click next 7)restart when the printer is loded.connect the wires and cords properly.
When you got this message were you trying to scan?
What I want you to do is a copy. Doing a copy will generally not require you to be hooked to the PC.
Scanning and Printing all require communication from the printer to the computer. Failure in communication can either be something on the computer, something wrong with the cable or rarely something wrong with the printer.
I'm assuming you have done the following:
1. Power off your printer and your computer.
2. Unplugged the power from the printer
3. Unplugged the USB cable from both the printer and the computer.
4. Reconnect the USB cable to the printer and the computer.
5. Plug the power back into the printer and make sure the printer is on.
6. Turn on the computer.
Those are general troubleshooting steps that can be done for any communication problem.
If you have done all of those try this:
Press and hold down the Windows key on the keyboard, and then type the letter R. Type "devmgmt.msc" and then click OK on the Run dialog. Find the item Universal Serial Bus controller. Click the + sign next to the word Universal Serial Bus controller. Do you see USB Printing Support?
Yes: Right-click on USB Printing Support, and then click Properties. Does the Device status say “This device is working properly.”?
Yes: Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software? No: Click the Troubleshoot button to try to resolve the problem. Does the Device status now say “This device is working properly.”? Yes: Try your print again (might need to restart) No: Might have a problem with your Printing Support
Might have a problem with your Printing Support
Let me know - if you have a problem with your printing support you'd really need to contact your PC MFG for help - but you can always try uninstalling the USB Printing Support and reinstalling it (only if you have your disks that came with your printer).