Printer Problem with Lexmark 6200

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by old volunteer, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. I installed a Lexmark 6200 printer on a Acer Laptop runing Vista Home
    Premium. The installation took a long time but went to completion. I used
    the Lexmark disk for the install. The 6200 displays on the Control Panel
    screen as "Ready." I made it the default. The printer is pluged into one of
    the USB ports.

    The problem: nothing prints. I sometimes get in an error message - can't
    find printer. But typically, when I do File>Print nothing prints. I have
    tried using Works, NotePad and Open Office Writer with the same results.

    Your help would be appreciated.
     
    old volunteer, Jun 27, 2009
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  2. Are you sure you've installed the proper drivers for Vista?
     
    Manny Weisbord, Jun 27, 2009
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  3. I'm not sure. I used the original disk that came with the printer. How can
    I get the driver that works with Vista?
     
    old volunteer, Jun 27, 2009
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  4. old volunteer

    Curious Guest

    By going to the Lexmark Website/

     
    Curious, Jun 27, 2009
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  5. old volunteer

    Dave T. Guest

    You are required to update your driver for Vista. go to;


    http://downloads.lexmark.com/perl/downloads/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:462:0:0

    Here is a good resource for these things;

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/

    Good luck, and post back if this works.

    Dave T.
     
    Dave T., Jun 27, 2009
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  6. A quick search of the Lexmark site (U.S.) doesn't show any Vista
    drivers. Looks as if it's time to buy a new printer.

    Where do you live?
     
    Manny Weisbord, Jun 27, 2009
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  7. old volunteer

    Curious Guest

    If there is no Vista driver from Lexmark you may be able to both install and
    run the XP driver from your installation CD in XP compatibility mode.
    I was able to do that with an old scanner I had till I replaced it.
     
    Curious, Jun 27, 2009
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