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My lexmark all in one will not communicate with my computer. My computer is a emachine windows vista.I  made sure that the USB was connected to both places. It is. I checked the cord to plug in and it was connected. help

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  • sharonin Nov 14, 2007

    i can not get my lexmark 1200 series all in one to print i have checked both cables and they are plugged in

  • Bonser Nov 20, 2007

    Had a X75 that worked o.k for 4 years and then finally gave up the ghost. Had lots of cartridges and the x1270 was on offer at the time and just so happens uses the same carts. Bought the printer but no USB cable as this was £10 extra(what a fiddle!). USB cable was connected to a 4 port USB 2.0 powered HUB and has only one other device on it and as I say the X75 worked fine on it. Uninstalled Lexmark software already on system and then installed new printer, no problem, test page printed off o.k. First doc o.k from Word but then I get communication problem. Tried all the FAQs and help on lexmark's own site but I only managed to get one print off before it fails again worth Comm problem. Tried different ports and the only thing I can think of is that i should have bought the USB cable, what do you think.

  • dumpie Nov 21, 2007

    installed lexmark 1270 on old computer and worked fine, got new computer with windows vista and wont work, says that its working properly but wont print. comes up with an enternal error, unloaded, and reloaded from disc many times with same outcome, usb ports ok and connection wires ok, my printer is about a year old and computer about 6 months. anyone know what the problem might be ie: compatibilaty?

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    My lexmark 1200 all-in-one printer sometimes won't print all i do is re-install it and that usually fixes the problem. maybe that would work for all the other problems



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This printer need Vista Drivers

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Just don't use ht epirnter at all and get a better brand new one.

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If you computer has more than three devices using USB connections, it may be taxing the power supplied in parallel to these devices. Try removing a few of these devices and restarting your computer. If the printer starts working, purchase a POWERED USB hub and divide the load. Also windows vista will self install you printer. Most devices will add a warning sheet stating that their drivers must be installed before plugging in the printer. If you plug in the printer first and power up the computer, Windows will go through the process of assigning one of it's drivers and tell you it is ready to go. In this case, you will have to uninstall the driver and follow the printer makers instructions. 

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Make sure if driver are properly installed...Go to bios and OPEN ALL USB PORTS...Check the USB HUB PORT IF THEY WORKING PROPERTLY!!!

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