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I have tryed everything,,I cant print error message printer cannot communicate with computer

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    I have checked all cables, bought a new USB cable, made sure printer is on. And it STILL says printer cannot communicate with computer. WHY!!

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Make sure all cables are secure. Make sure printer is on.

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"Communication Not Available" message is displayed


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. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list again, then try to print again.


You may also try to update your printer driver by visiting the Lexmark website at . Select your operating system, download and execute the file.


If the problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

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Is offline how can I bring it online


It could be just a minor communication issue. Try to unplug your printer from your computer. Unplug and replug your printer into the power source to reset itself. When your printer turns on completely, reconnect it to your computer. If problem continues, you may refer to these articles for further troubleshooting:
- 'Communication Not Available' Error Message and Print Job Stalls in Print Queue - Error: "Problem communicating with the printer" or Bogus Error Messages
You may also contact Lexmark technical support for additional assistance. Thanks.

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Printer wont comunicate with Computer


Try to unplug your printer from your computer. Unplug and replug your printer into the power source to reset itself. When your printer turns on completely, reconnect to your computer. Try to print again. If problem continues, you may refer to these articles in the Lexmark website:
- Communication Not Available' Error Message and Print Job Stalls in Print Queue - No Communications Error When Trying to Print or Scan
I hope these help. Thanks.

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When I try to scan or print a message comes up telling me to ck power and usb connections. I have unplugged and restarted computer 4 times and still have problem


It could be a communications error message, the printer is not communicating with the computer.

  • Disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable.
  • Disconnect and then reconnect the printer power cable.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Remove and reinstall the printer software

  • If your printer does not function properly or communication error messages appear when using your printer, you can remove and reinstall the printer software.
    1. Click Start®Programs or All Programs®Dell Printers®Dell Photo AIO Printer 962®Uninstall Dell Photo AIO Printer 962.

    2. Follow the instructions on the computer screen to remove the printer software.

    3. Restart your computer before installing the software again.

    4. Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD, and then follow the instructions on the computer screen to install the software.

    If the installation screen does not appear:

      1. In Windows XP, click Start®My Computer.

    In Windows 2000, double-click My Computer from your desktop.

      1. Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon. If necessary, double-click setup.exe.

      2. When the printer software installation screen appears, click Install or Install Now.

      3. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation.

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    I used to have a Dell all-in-one and had same problem.
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    Try a different data-cable between the printer and the PC, to ensure that the data-cable is not the problem.

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    5. Insert the cartridges back into the printer.
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    Hi! I'm getting the following message on my computer screen: Error Number : 306 A communication error has occurred. Make sure that the printer is plugged in, powered-on, and properly connected to your...


    Do the following:

    Try a different usb cable.

    Plug the cable into a different USB port.

    Try disconnecting printer power cable for ten minutes.

    Unplug computer power cord for ten minutes and restart.

    Reinstall printer drivers.

    If that all did not work, test the printer on a different computer, to find out if it is faulty or not.

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