Summary: I really wanted this machine, and was really stoked to get it, until I took it out of the box. There was nothing else in the box, even though Amazon advertised "What's in the box" as being: "What's in the Box Lexmark X6170, online user's guide, setup sheet, #82 black print cartridge, IDU TH-OCR (for Chinese OCR), Lexmark Photo Editor, phone cord, All-In-One #83 color print cartridge, installation software CD-ROM (drivers and software), power supply with cord, ABBYY...
Summary: My original X6170 that I bought new in 2003 was working fine until March 2012. I looked inside and a small spring below the cartridges became unhooked. I called Lexmark and they were of no help. So I decided to check E Bay for a back up model and that way I could fix my original one. The shipping was more that the price of the printer. So what, the price was great and I fixed my original one.
Summary: OK, if you're reading this you're looking for a vintage all in one printer that would have been very useful for scanning documents supporting the argument to invade Iraq. I got one of these free, second hand in 2005 and it's been pretty good all things considered. I don't have too many complaints as it's still working as of 2012. The software is fairly intuitive and it's been a durable machine.
Summary: I have owned my Lexmark X6170 for several years now operating it on a computer with Windows XP. I have also been able to share it with other computers on my network also running Windows XP. The problem has been within the past year when I purchased a new laptop running Windows 7. I have never been able to share it on my laptop running Windows 7 even with the latest driver. It will not work over a home network on a computer running Windows 7.
Summary: I bought my present X6170 printer about 6 years ago and I've been using it ever since. I do an awful lot of printing and scanning, it's great. I love the scan feature, it's really easy to scan, to copy and to fax with this machine. About six weeks ago, my printer died so I bought another Lexmark, it was in NO way comparable with the X6170. It used too much ink too fast, too many problems trying to scan and was very, very slow when printing.
Summary: you can still refill ink cartridges and no chip in cartridge to stop printing after so many uses as newer printers bought this as back-up since I found out about lexmark greed to gobble up money in ink cartridges
LEXMARK X6170 ALL IN ONE PRINTER FAX SCANNER AND COPIER
17 February 2010
Summary: LEXMARK HIT THIS NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH THIS UNIT FAST PRESICE AND DURABLE WE PRINT AT LEAST 1000 PAGES A DAY EVERYDAY WITH NO PROBLEMS WE HAVE USED THTHIS MODLE EXCLUSIVELUY FOR YEARS AND WHEN THEY DO GET SLOW AFTER 4-5 YEARS WE PURCHASE A NEW OR REFURBISHED UNIT VERY PLEASE WITH LEXMARK AND WE REFILL OUR OWN CARTRIDGES TO SAVE EVEN MORE
Summary: I like that it is an All-in-one, that it does everything (print, fax, scan and copy), but there is one little glitch. I don't know if it is a problem with all Lexmark X6170s (which I very much doubt, because I used to have one for regular use at one point and I never experienced this problem before), but whenever I try to copy something, I don't get all of the data back on the paper. A little part at the bottom of the paper gets cut off, so it is not an exact copy.