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My new lexmark 1200 is connected to my pc and electric the ink cartridges are in correctly but it will not print paper runs through fine but comes out blank

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  • samanthamulh Aug 05, 2008

    I am a duffer when it comes to computers I tryed to get booted into the pc It said it wanted the printers configeration so were do i find that my printer is the lexmark 1200

  • samanthamulh Aug 07, 2008

    I have a lexmark 1200 I have been able to down load driver the photocopier works but not the printer the trial page had the third black line missing what do i do now please come up with somthing sensible but dont get jargony



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First uninstall the older driver by going to Add/Remove programs in the Control panel. Next, reinstall the downloaded software and plug in the printer only when it tells you to do so in the installer.

If that doesnt work, try a new printer cable cable. If that still does not work, then you may have to take it in for servicing or buy a new one (whichever works out cheaper for you..)

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Click my computer
right click properties
click hardware
click device manager
click printer
click action then scan for new hardware

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This sounds as if the printer software didn't install properly. Try uninstalling the software, rebooting, the reinstalling the software for the printer. Then you will need to go in and readjust the printer settings.

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Make sure that the printer is properly installed on your computer that's teh first thing you need to do, if its installed properly try to do a test print using the printer utility and see if it will work..
You can also turn the power and turn it back on and try tp do a test print agin ...dont forget to check the connection

Hope that helps......

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    Mark Gil Aug 05, 2008

    You need to put the setup CD for the printer and run that ...


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