I have a Lexmark printer at home for 2 years and I use it as the primary and only printing source in our home. I do all my printing tasks on this printer which mainly ranges for a few copies of print out on a daily basis. It was working fine with time-to-time maintenance but from recent past weeks it has started to show the signs of breaking down. It drops connection multiple number of times and sometimes even in the middle of a print job. Do I need to buy a new printer or is there a way to fix this? Kindly revert back if anyone knows the answer.
There could be a number of reasons for your printer to not be able to communicate with your computer. I will discuss a few here, along with the troubleshooting techniques. So follow these instructions carefully:
In most of the cases of lost communication between the parent and peripheral device occurs due to a faulty connection or damaged wires. So make sure all your wires, connecting the printer and your computer are in the proper state. if you find any faulty ones, replace it immediately.
If the Lexmark printer you are using, has not been set as default for your computer, chances are it will stop communicating if it is in idle condition for too long. So go to your system's hardware configuration and make your printer as default if it has not been already set.
The problem of lost communication between the two devices can also be attributed to a long print queue. If your printer has a lot of pending print jobs, chances are it will freeze and won't respond. So head over to your Printer's settings and look into the print queue, if you find any pending print jobs, delete them.
Drivers are software program written into your printer to maintain a proper harmony between the hardware and its controls. These drivers are vulnerable to getting corrupted or even getting out-dated.
So in case, your printer is not able to communicate with your computer then head over to your vendor's official website and download all available updated drivers for your machine.
Hopefully, these steps will help you in resolving your Lexmark printer not communicating with computer problem. In case you have any further doubts or queries regarding the same, then feel free to respond back and I will try to help you our further!
There might be various technical reasons behind if your Lexmark printer is not communicating with the computer. You can connect Lexmark printer to the wireless network (computer) through the wireless print server.
It will prove very useful if you are using the Lexmark printer at home because of wireless print server act as the bridge between your Lexmark printer and router. By using the wireless print server, there is no need to connect the printer directly to the computer.
Just have a look at these points -
Now your computer will recognize Lexmark Printer and wireless print server.
If still, your Lexmark printer is unable to communicate with your computer then please revert back, I will suggest you some additional methods.