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Printer isn'treading card

I have a lexmark p315 printer. just yesterday i went to print and it isn't reading the card. ( a 216 ) anyway i cleaned it and the card but still to no avail. it keeps saying that error in reading and to insert correctly or that it is damaged. my computer reads it fine and thecamers reads it kay so what is the problem.

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According to Lexmark's website, the printer will not read a memory card larger than 256MB. They specifically mentioned xD cards, but not cover the other types of cards. I have a 512MB SD card, and had the same problem, so I would guess it can't read anything over 256.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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Has it done this before or is it a new issue, ie have you successfully read from this card before to the printer. Sometimes a card can be incompatable with certain types of printers. Check manual to see if compatable. If it has read it before, you may need to completely unplug all usb cables and cords after switching unit off and replugging to reset printer. Make sure all print queues are cancelled. Try again. If no better,try uninstalling and reinstalling printer.

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

  • Geraldine Watts Aug 28, 2007

    hatinLexmark seems to be correct if other solutions did not help. Sometimes certain printers are not compatible with certain softwares. The solution obviously to obtain a compatible card, or try to obatin compatible drivers from manufacturers site and try this. Did you try unisntalling driver for it and reinstalling it (the card) most software has drivers. Good luck.

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I have this printer for years and it says ing it can not read card or inserted incorrectly i know that isnot the fact so what kind of card do i need

Did you try turn off the printer, then take out the memory card, check it for damage, put it back in and turn on the printer?

Here is a link to the manual in english. Try go to the Troubleshooting section.
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/310/eng/ug.pdf
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You mention two problems, are they both still active? The memory card issue could be a defective card; I've had brand new cards not work a number of times. It could also be a defective card reader in the printer but its more likely the memory card may simply need to be re-formatted. - Save any pictures you may have on the card to your PC if you need to keep them. - Format the card using the camera utilities. Do not use the computer to perform the format. - Try it again. If formatting the card doesn?t do it you might try another card you know works. If it does work in your printer then its probably the card, if not that strongly suggest the printer card reader is at fault. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this posting.
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