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

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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.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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