I have seen, sometimes this happens when some problem in windows, any file of windows might be currupted.
Pc is a Dell 2400 Windows XP Home SVC Pk 3
My friend purchased a Lex-mark Z-1300 printer about 6 months ago. It has been working fine. All of a sudden a voice message from the software says"Trouble communicating with the printer".
I uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled. No help. I downloaded the latest from Lex-mark. Unanstalled the old drivers and installed the new ones. No help. I changed the USB cable. No change. I installed the printer on two different computers that I have and the printer works fine. I might also say. When I first plug in the usb cable before installations I get the new hardware pop up. I close it out then install from the disk. After the installation if I unplug the USB I get the disconnect sound. If I plug it back in I get the connect sound. Driving me crazy. Any suggestions.