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Posted on Sep 03, 2007

Cannot print using Lexmark Z816

Hi, I've used my printer Z816 with Windows Xp and worked fine. After I bought a new computer with Windows Vista, it didn't work anymore. I've emailed lexmark and they've provided a site where I've downloaded the driver (http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:446:0:0&emeaframe=&fileID=11467&searchLang=en&searchLang=en&os_group=Windows%20Vista) for Windows Vista. But the printer doesn't print. I see it in the printers list but cannot print even a test page. I've tried restarting the PC, plugging unplugging printer cables, but didn't help. Thanks, Monica

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  • josephine_25 Oct 08, 2007

    If you are trying to get an answer for your problems, do not expect it to come from this site. After waiting and waiting and waiting for a response, I contacted the manufacturer directly (Lexmark) and now I can use my printer.

  • timken2003jc Dec 01, 2007

    i cant print and it said nodriver found what do i do

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    Same problem...downloaded the new driver but it still doesn't work. It identifies the printer, but it will not print. I turned off all of the firewalls, but stll "no dice".


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