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LEXMARK OPTRA E312L DOES NOT PRINT

PRINTER DOES NOT PRINT ANYTHING! INCLUDING WORD DOCUMENTS (MICROSOFT OR WORDPAD), INTERNET ARTICLES, IMAGES, ETC. WHEN I PRESS PRINT, MESSAGE POPS OUT SAYING THERE IS AN ERROR BUT DOES NOT SPECIFY IT!! HOWEVER, THE PRINTER LOOKS PERFECTLY NORMAL -LIGHT ON TO STATE THAT IT IS READY! ALL THE CORDS ARE FIRMLY PLUGGED IN, THERE SEEMS TO BE NO PHYSICAL DAMAGE. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM!? WHAT DO I DO?!

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  • helpme1992 Aug 20, 2007

    yes, it does print the test page
    does that mean there is a PC problem?
    how do i reload the driver?
    can i just reinstall the printer?

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Just to determine if the problem is a printer or PC problem, try pressing the button at the bottom of the lights 3 times quickly and see if it prints out a test page. If it does then try reloading the driver on your PC.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2007

    Hey, sorry not to get back to you yesterday, one of those days. Yes reinstalling the printer on your PC would be great. (Make sure the connection between PC and printer is okay)
    Hope that's helpful.

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I've seen word documents do this sometimes and fixing it has worked differently each time.

1) Open the document and press CTRL + A (select all) on the keyboard and then CTRL + C (copy), then start a new document and press CTRL + V (paste). Save the new document as something different and try printing again.

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(i) If your printer is on a network, ensure that your network allows you permission to access the printer.

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