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Lexmark Printer Install - No Communication Error

So I got this new printer, a nice Lexmark X5495 all-in-one, fax, scan, copy, photos, prints, all the bells & whistles, right? I install it step by step just like it tells me to do. Everything shows fine, all appears hunky dory. Go to control panel, it says ready, big happy checkmark, it's set as default printer, it's online. Just one problem, it won't print. I get this nasty message that says there's no communication between the computer and printer. I tried 3 different USB cables. I unplugged, restarted, rebooted, tried every USB port on my puter, no go. Same thing. I checked windows firewall, the Lexmark stuff is all checked as exceptions, meaning they are being allowed through. I deleted the other 2 printers from the system. I uninstalled the new printer and reinstalled it - 5 times. I just have the feeling it's something in where the USB cable is hooked up. I have 4 USB ports in the back of the puter. I have 3 in front. All the troubleshooters tell me to check the USB connections and cables, then restart. No go. Same thing. I have Windows XP Home. I have listed this problem under Lexmark X5470 cause the 5495 wasn't listed.

I've been at it for 5 hours now. I know it's something simple and stupid, but that's me - simple and stupid. Any ideas?

i am receiving the same message My printer is not communicating with my computer. control panel indicates it is on online and ready. I have disconnected, reconnected several times. What am I to do. shows printer is ready but doesn't print

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  • jhartma2 Jul 22, 2008

    I have windows vista home premium. Installed the driver from the website because the cd was for xp / 2000. It still doesn't print. I can get the all in one system to scan and copy, but when I try to print those documents, they won't go thru. I don't get an error just doesn't print. It has a check mark and says ready in the control panel. Help.

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    display panel does not work. power button, arrows, + - , scan print etc
    The display reads close cover, it is closed.
    This is actually an earlier model of the same product I believe. It is the 5200 series of which is not found on the Lexmark web site. I will never buy a Lexmark again.

  • nikajpooh Aug 15, 2008

    Printer Lexmark X1150 has been hooked up to my old computer for years. My old computer has not been working. I got a laptop recently and installed this printer with the USB connection. Same as everyone else, It says ready, it feeds the paper, but all my documents are put on pause because there is no communication. I unplugged the Usb port and restart the computer. The computer is connected to a network and I still have nothing printing. I installed all the software properly and reinstalled, still nothing.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    no communication with the printer.



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With the Lexmark printers communication subsystem you MUST let the driver ask for you to plug in the printer. DO NOT plug the printer into the USB port until told to do so.

To fix a fouled install:
(1) Uninstall the Lexmark drivers in Add Remove Programs
(2) Shutdown the computer
(3) Disconnect the printer from the USB port
(4) Restart the computer
(5) Run the Driver Installation software
(6) Cancel ALL attempts by windows to auto install the printer
(7) When the software asks for the printer connect it and continue

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