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.
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.
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Re: printer isn'treading card
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.
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Was your Lexmark P315 printer able to detect this particular memory card before? Try to re-insert the card - it could be due to a slight communication problem. Have you tried inserting a different known working compatible memory card into the printer's card slot? This could be due to faulty memory card.
Also, please refer to Memory Cards Supported by the Lexmark P315 Photo Jetprinter.
What we surmised is that the little wire contacts on the print cartridge were bad. One suggestion was to use a pencil eraser over the area where the small wire dots are on the cartridge, then wipe clean with a lint free cloth. That didn't work either so I exchanged the cartridge and the problem went away.
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.
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