Ancient printer - looking for a fault solution

  jack 09:59 11 Sep 2007

An ancient Lexmark Z12
This is so old that Lexmark no longer support it or list it in the knowledge base.
It was purchased about 3 years ago as a refurbished unit. and has worked fine[but not overworked] until now.
It has ceased to print and instead flashed both the power light.
The power light continuously flashes whilst whilst the
paper light - flashes group thee then repeats .
Any ideas any one.
Removing software from disc and letting Windoze[XP Pro] find its own etc., to no avail.
Windows cone up after a long wait - doing a self install from its driver base comes up with 'Problem loading software- device might not work properly'
When loading the software from the disc a voice [ American of course] announces
'Trouble Communication with printer'
This is with both the USB or Parallel cable.
Any ideas?

  johndrew 10:17 11 Sep 2007

You may find something here click here that will help you solve the problem.

re-comunication problem
click here

  jack 10:48 11 Sep 2007

Thank you both
I had forgotten to add 'Fixyourown' had already been covered.
Result 'Fix it your self coz sure as egz r egz we don't know ;-)
I'll leave this up a while to see what gives

One more thing the Printer sold as 'refurbished' from a firm called Trojan Electronics

They do[did?] have a help line an 0906 number at .£1.50 a minute So avoiding that route unless I have to

  johndrew 13:56 11 Sep 2007

Let me try a different route for a fix click here or if you think a manual (free) may help click here or possibly click here.

Please tell me one works, I`m running out of any other ideas!!!

  jack 14:19 11 Sep 2007

Thank you John - I do have the original Manual
you know the sort - not very much in 10 languages

  anchor 14:21 11 Sep 2007


"coz sure as egz r egz"

When writing in "text-speak", please remember that some of us oldies don`t understand it.

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