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Each time i push print i get a message back that say's printer can not communicate with computer. how can i fix it.

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First try to restart the computer.
If this does not work power the computer down then unplug your printer from the computer.
Unplug your printer from the wall and wait 1 minute then plug it back in.
Turn your computer back on and after it is finished "booting up" plug your printer back in.

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What is the operating system installed on your computer?

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. Rebrick (pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

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.



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

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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!

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