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Lexmark sc 1275 ps goes off line after printing and I have to turn off the printer and turn on in order to print again. Then the printer goes off line again.

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Please unplug the main power switch for a minute or 2 and check whether its working or not. If its does'nt work so please uninstall and reisntall your printer drivers and it would help you.

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Lets start with HERE is the service manual, you will need it to understand me, no fear it is free today;)

and THIS is your PARTS manual

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