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01-11-2010 04:52 PM - edited 01-12-2010 09:11 AM
Hopefully someone can help me out....I'm looking for updated drivers for the Lexmark Optra S 1855. I've had this printer for a little bit and it been working great till we brought in the new pc with windows 7 home premium, the pc is out main pc and it has both of the network printers on it. The other printer is an ink jet...Unable to find drivers for the printer, anyone have any ideas. I've tried using a couple of different drivers for XP and Vista, but so far no go...I haven't given up yet, just thought I would ask others...Thanks
01-14-2010 10:57 AM
I found a universeral driver that worked, we were able to print from it through the network...great. Today, I came in and found that the printer was constantly going offline by itself? I have no clue why, I shut everything down and restarted, it worked great for about 20 minutes and then offline. Unable to share this printer at all, I even plugged it into my laptop (Vists 32bit) directly and it could not find the proper driver for it?????? Very strange....I could really you some help in resolving this issue.
01-19-2010 11:58 AM
I've been looking for a driver since November 2009 for our Lexmark Optra S 1855 that will work with Windows 7. It's a great printer and I hate to lose it.
01-20-2010 04:52 AM
After working on this issue all weekend, I think I've resolved it my issues. I installed this Universal 64 bit driver on Monday the 18th and so far it been running like a champ. If your installing it on a 32 bit, I would use the the Universal that says 32 bit. This driver will also allow you to use this printer on a network. The way we use it at work, Win 7 64 bit is the main pc...two laptops connected to a wireless network...one laptop is win xp and the other is Vista both 32 bit. That what I have been fighting with for the past week. Trying to get the 64 and 32 bit systems to talk.....Hope this works for you.
01-20-2010 12:29 PM
Thanks - unfortunately I can't get it to work across our network. The only thing I can think to do now is try to install it as a local printer on my new laptop (64 bit Windows 7).
01-21-2010 12:01 PM
It depend on your computer that the printer is going to be setup as the local, whether its a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I think if you use a Universal Driver for either the 32 bit or 64 bit and keep working at it, you should find the correct driver that allows you to add it to the network. It took me over a week, but I got it.