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  1. #1


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    USB printer problem with MacBook
    Hello bros,

    I have problems with adding a USB printer into my MacBook Tiger 10.4.
    Although the driver installation is good, when I select the printer which is recognized and displayed and then click Add, the computer turns into a Wait status and after about 30 seconds, it comes back to normal but nothing added, I don't see any printer in the printer list.

    This is the second USB printer on which I have problem. It is new and runs well with other computers.

    Do you have any solutions ?
    Thanks bros !

  2. #2


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    so it is detected...
    what happens if you have it plugged in and you try to print something?

  3. #3


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    yes, the printer is detected. It prints a good test page itself when I unplug it from computer.

    Any suggestion is welcome!

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    Sorry, I misunderstood your question...

    As the printer is not added successfully and then not displayed in the printer list, I cannot select it to print for example a document from Word.

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    keep it plugged into a usb port and restart the comp

  6. #6


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    Specs:
    15" MacBook Pro 2.66GHz, OS 10.6.2, iPad2(64G)
    Have you checked with the printer manufacturer for the latest printer driver/software?

    I just went through trouble shooting a new printer set up about a month ago. The printer said it came with software for OS 10.6 but it still would not work as advertised. Contacted their techs and downloaded updated software and I was good to go.

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    Thanks bros, I will try as you indicated and come back with the result

    Cheers,

  8. #8


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    Hi bros,

    I tried to restart the computer as well as to install new driver downloaded on the Epson's site, also with Gimp driver but the problem is always the same.

    I think it is caused by the Mac system itself. I want to restore the system but my system disk is not lost...

    Could you help me please ?
    Thanks a lot!

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    sorry, I mean my system disk is lost

  10. #10


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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    You could ring Apple online number>spare parts, and they may be able to send you replacement grey system discs that came with your Mac for a low cost.

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