- hard wired to desktop mac
- printer file says it is printing - but nothing happens
- will do ordinary copying - paper on printer - no computer involvement - so the printer itself is working
- computer seems to be communicating with printer - but printer is not responding
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Re: Have an imac; printer won't print
Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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Are you trying to use MAC filtering. You would just need the MAC from the network setup screen and add it to your router/firewall.
If you are using a Mac (Apple) computer you would, providing you have a wireless adapter connected to Mac, just go into "System Preferences" and use the wizard under "Print & Scan". Make sure the networking on the printer is in on the same as your Mac.
Hi David.Forget adobe and use Preview - it's installed in your imac.Single click a document. then go to File - Get Info in the menu bar.Near the bottom of the window that opens you will see thisChange the bit where it says Open With, to Previes and then click the button underneath that says Change All. This will change all Adobe PDF files and other PDF files so that they open with preview - that's how it works on all the macs here, no Adobe Reader at all.
So clearly the Macintosh sees and recognizes the printer. WIll it let you queue a document to the printer? After you do, you will see an extra icon on the Dock that represents the printer queue. Open it up and see what is happening to the printer job. If it disappears, it was sent to the printer and the Mac thinks it was printer successfully; if it isn't printed then you have either a bad printer or a bad printer driver. If it stays in the queue and goes to "hold" state, look in the log to see what the error was -- the Mac is unable to negotiate with the printer to get your file printed.
Macs don't use drivers, but rather .ppd files. you should be able to download the PPD from brothers website:
(Direct Download Link)
When you are in system settings, goto printers, select the network printer, and when you get to choose the PPD from the pulldown menu choose "Other" and you should be able to browse to the PPD you downloaded.
you are using a UNIX based system. The Linux PPD should work just fine.