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Trying to print from 'pages' on a mac, and its coming up with a 'communication error' notice and putting the job on hold. cannot get it to start. what the heck? please help :)

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SOURCE: networking a mac and a xp computer with a kodak 5500 printer


Try a Silex SX-2000 print server - these are different from your average because although they can operate as a normal print server (which the Kodak printer driver will not support - its problem is it looks for a directly connected printer) its primary function is as a networked USB sharing device (one at a time of course !)

Printing works great using the "Printing Auto Connect", because each PC/Mac will connect, print, then disconnect automatically (freeing the printer for other users/virtual sessions).

The only drawback I've found (when tested with Vista) is the scanning is hit and miss. "Scan to" works some of the time, Windows "WIA" scanning works most of the time, Kodaks own software doesn't work at all (probably because its cheating and looking directly for the attached USB device).

This is certainly a print solution though and unlike some print servers, it can support more than one device if you have it, using a USB hub (I use mine to TCP/IP print to a Dymo label printer as well)

I tried the Belkin AIO print server first (available in Europe certainly) an OEM version of the Edimax unit but I'd steer clear of this - hardware is nice (smaller than the Silex) but the software is awful, causing many crashes and blue-screens in Windows.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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SOURCE: New Epson RX595 won't print

Apparently the latest software doesn't work with Leopard 10.5.2. I uninstalled the Epson software and installed the earlier version [driver version 3.88] that come on the Installer CD with the printer. Printing now works.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Epson C43SX communication error

It is presumed the 6 posts in this problem are all from the same person. If one (or more) isn't, and my response below doesn't help, would you you start a new separate post on your particular problem.

A solitary blinking red light means that the ink level in one of your cartridges is low, but printing can continue normally until the ink runs out, at which point the red light becomes permanently on. You must now change the ink cartridge before the print will work again.

If the green light is flashing at the same time as the red one, this means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink ("protection") counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utility to reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.

However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer. A copy of the service manual is available from a number of sellers - just Google "Epson C43 Service Manual". You will often find them for sale very cheaply on E-Bay. Note, however, if you can find or borrow any of the C40,42,44,60,62 service manuals, as far as ink pad replacement goes, they are the same.

If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.

The reference manual is at

which provides good information on the meanings of the error lights.

Please report back with further information if the above advice doesn't help.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Cannot Print from on Epson CX8400 from Mac OS X Leopard

I could only get my CX8400 to work with Leopard once I manually selected the driver located at /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/EPSON Stylus CX8400.gz

I think that may have appeared after installing a driver downloaded off the web, but I didn't track my steps carefully enough to be certain. I used

I know this is a bit jumbled, but hopefully it helps.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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If you are getting a 'carriage jam' error as soon as you turn on your Epson printer with no tasks in progress, then check for any piece of paper stuck in the carriage. Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product.

Fix 'Carriage Jam' : Open Door, clear carriage jam,
and then press OK to continue' error message
Turn off the printer and open it to see where the paper is stuck.
Manually move the carriage toward the opposite side.
Check the paper path and remove any piece of paper or any other object that is stuck in the path.
Reconnect the power cord and turn on the printer.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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49.*** error

If you notice an error 49.*** on the printer's screen, follow these steps to reset your printer and get you printing again. First, turn off the printer. Second, Go to the print queue on the computer (this assumes you have full access to the queue, admin rights). Clear the most current print job in the queue. Note: The print job may be one of two things: A pdf file or an attachment opened from inside your email program. If the print job was from an email, do the following - Save the documant locally to your hard drive, open it from that location and try to print again, but only after you have completed the rest of the steps below. Also, I've noticed that most of the time the computer's operating system is Windows 7 and above. Microsoft and HP have not provided any support to this problem as yet. Third, once the print job has cleared the queue (this can take a few minutes), go to the printer and turn it back on. If you have other jobs pending they may print once the printer has come up to the "Ready" screen and has completed it's handshake with the network or USB connection. That should at least get you printing again without having to place a service call! I hope this helps. If you are in the San Diego County area visit our website and give us a call. We are here to help.

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Have not got manual for the lexmark interpret s405, so do not understanding controls. Also the printer keeps printing cannot stop it?

You can access the User's Guide from your computer. Just click on Start > All Programs > Lexmark > View User's Guide.

If your printer keeps on printing the same document, there might be a lot of print jobs in your queue. You might have sent the same print jobs when you were getting the communication error. Just click on Start > Printers and Faxes > Double click on the Lexmark icon and clear the print jobs in the queue.

If you're frequently experiencing problems communicating with your Lexmark printer, if your printer is connected to your network, make sure that it's getting a good signal from the router. You might also want to update the firmware of your printer. Just go to to download the firmware update.

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My printer will not print still after I troubleshoot it and everything. I have a netbook laptop so I don't know why it's not printing. It says it's ready and everything

Problem Print job does not print; No Lexmark job status window Solution What you will see

  • The Windows print queue spools the print job.
  • The print queue icon appears in the systray or notification area.
  • The print queue icon disappears as if the print job has successfully been sent to the printer.
  • The print job disappears and does not print.
  • No Lexmark job status window appears to indicate a communication problem.
  • No other communication errors. This issue is most likely due to a corrupt device mode registry entry from another printer that was installed and used in the past.
  • You do see the job status window and you do not see any alerts or communication errors, yet still nothing gets printed

What to do

A confirmed cause must be established before a resolution can be achieved.
To do this:

  1. download a diagnosis tool that will help determine the cause of the printing issue.
    IMPORTANT: Again, this tool is only to be used in cases where there is no communication error message from the Lexmark job status window and the job spools quickly through the Windows spooler, yet nothing prints.
  2. Select an easy-to-find Save location, such as your Windows Desktop.
  3. Double-click on the delserDevMode.exe file.
  4. Accept the License Agreement. After the file is executed, it saves devmode.txt to your root directory (e.g., C:\devmode.tx.

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How do i download firmware for a 900 firmware error - lexmark 540n

Before you download firmware, the 900 error usually indicates a software or communications problem. Please try to do the following.

Disconnect every cable, except for the power cord and turn off the printer for 30 seconds or more to clear its memory

  • Clear all jobs in print queue then turn on the printer and see if the error returns
  • If the error does not return, try to print a test page from the Test Menu
  • If the test page prints correctly, the printer's hardware is most likely working correctly. The source of the problem is probably outside the base printer.
  • If the

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HP L7780 error on printing.

Uninstall completely all of the software that came with unit and then reinstall it.

And HP customer service sucks - they will only help you out during the warranty period of their product.

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Only test pages print perfectly!!

If when you print a test page it comes out perfectly, that means that the printer works, and the problem is communication between the printer and Mac.

Try the following:

Start testing a different USB cable and a different port.
Unplug Mac, and eventually remove the battery.
Unplug the printer power cable and USB.
Put the mac back toghether and restart it with printer usb not connected.
When mac is on, reinstall printer software driver, with Mac still not connected to printer, using printer disk or download.
Connect printer to Mac when asked by software.

If that still does not work, test the printer on a different computer, even if it is not common, the printer may have a faulty USB port.

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Problems printing on c250 from mac leopard

Have you tried hiding the Doc in the finder?

Some programs will print VERY slowly s the application icon is showing while printing.

Are you using a Fiery? If so, have you installed the CUPS filter from their website?

The lates Mac OS has totally redone the way they communicate with printers and how they handle security communications.
Start looking in the Mac webpage for fixes or solutions, it is a system based issue from Mac.

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