Question about Xerox Phaser 7700 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Phaser 7700 Mac System 10.4

Select the Phaser 7700 in my printer queue list and try to print from ANY application using same PPDs as were on my computer for last year but now the BIG RED exclamation point on printer icon shows that the printer stopped. No reason why. I reinstall PPDs, emailed tech support and they said re-download the PPDs new but when I try to install them, it says they are for system 10.3. Please configure my system. Drat! Haven't gone up OR down in system configuration. Help!

Posted by on

  • MommaCat Dec 19, 2007

    Thanks for the info olix35. It turned out to be a problem with my computer. Apple repair kept it for 2 weeks and replaced several items. Everything is working fine now. I don't recommend Apple repair in Lynnwood, Washington. Service is dismal at best.



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I was using that printer with OS X 10.4 and I think the problem comes from the communication between the Mac and the printer. Is there anything wrong? I don't think that the problem has any relation with the ppd. I use OS X 10.5 today and I also have no problem. I'm using drivers which came with the printer.

Posted on Dec 19, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My canon mg5220 printer is not printing anything. It just says error when the pop screen pops up. It doesn't give me an error code.

Hi Savannah,
Try deleting the printer entry completely and add it from scratch.

Here's how:
  • Go to System Preferences
  • Print & Fax.
  • Select the printer you want to remove,
  • Click the - (minus) button at the bottom of the panel.
  • Reboot the system.
  • Run Software Update to check for the latest third-party printer software and updates.
  • Make sure the printer is powered on, has paper, and doesn't have any issues such as a paper jam or low ink.
  • Adding, managing, or removing print queues may require an administrator account name and password--make sure you know one for your Mac.

How to add a printer

To add a USB printer
Mac OS X v10.6 comes with software for many third-party printers, so simply connect a USB printer and the print queue will be automatically created. If you do not see your printer in the "Printer:" pop-up menu after connecting it, go to the "To add a printer via the Print & Fax preference pane" section below.

To add "Nearby Printers"
With Mac OS X v10.6 you can quickly add a "Nearby Printer"--a nearby printer is a printer connected to the USB port on a Time Capsule or AirPort base station, a network capable printer that supports Bonjour, or a printer being shared by another Mac. Snow Leopard uses Bonjour technology to find nearby printers.
To add a Nearby Printer, all you have to do is select the Nearby printer you want from the "Printer:" pop-up menu:
Snow Leopard will automatically create the Print Queue.

To add a printer via the Print & Fax preferences pane
Control-click the System Preferences icon in your Dock and choose "Print & Fax" from the Dock menu. If the Print & Fax lock icon appears locked, click the lock icon and enter an administrator name and password when prompted. Click the + (plus) icon below the Printers pane on the left to open the Add Printer application.

From the Add Printer toolbar you have these default tools:
  1. Default - Used to get a list of all printers that your Mac can see via USB, Bonjour, and so forth. Tip: If you have a long list of printers, use the search field to find the printer you are looking for. Just click the printer in the list that you would like to add and Snow Leopard will add the printer driver for you.
    • Mac OS X v10.6 comes with software for many third-party printers. If an additional or updated printer software is available, Software Update will offer it to you. If you do not see your printer listed in the "Print Using:" pop-up menu or a Generic printer driver is selected, then the printing software may not be available from Apple. For more information about supported printers see this article. You can also visit the printer vendor's website for printer software, or contact them for technical support.
    • Once the driver is set, click the "Add" button to create your Print Queue.
  2. Fax - Used to add a queue for the Fax device connected to your Mac.
  3. IP - Used to add your printer network printers that don't use Bonjour or are on a different network subnet from your computer. Printers that support the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP), Line Printer Daemon (LPD), and HP Jetdirect (Socket) can be added in this manner. See your printer's manual or support documentation for information about how to setup the printer to use an IP-based printing protocol.
  4. Windows- Used to add your printer being shared via the Windows printer sharing protocol (CIFS). Tip: See Mac 101: File Sharing for details about how to add your Mac to a Windows Workgroup. This is often needed to see Windows printer shares.

Note: Any applications that are open before you add a printer will need to be quit and re-opened, in order to see all the features of the new printer.

Feb 19, 2014 | Canon Pixma Mg5220 Inkjet Multifunction...

1 Answer

Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard: Printer Driver Update for Xerox Phaser 6110 does not work ! Xerox/Apple is providing a most complicated instruction to circumvent the problem that I am not able to...

    1) Change the “Xerox” Folder Permissions:
    • Navigate to Applications > Utilities and open a Terminal window.
      • Type the following command: sudo chown -R root:admin /Library/Printers/Xerox
    • You will be prompted to enter your password.
    2) Install Rosetta from the Snow Leopard DVD:
    • Insert the Snow Leopard Install DVD
      • Select Optional Package
      • Select “Rosetta only” from the list of optional packages
      • Click install and follow instructions to complete installation; there is no need to reboot
    3) Reset Printing System:
      • Navigate to: System Preferences> Print & Fax> Xerox Phaser [6100, 6110, 6110MFP]
      • Right click on the printer
      • Select Reset Printing System
    4) Install Printer (without removing the driver):
      • Navigate to: System Preferences> Print & Fax> Xerox Phaser [6100, 6110, 6110MFP]
      • Select +: add the available Xerox printer

Mar 18, 2010 | Xerox Phaser 6110 Laser Printer

2 Answers

I cannot uninstall my Lexmark printer model X 4580 because I have to delete print job. How do I do this on my new Macbook/Pro?

You can uninstall printer driver from library folder.
Go to system preferences and delete driver from Library /Printer .
Delete that folder then your printer driver is will uninstalled then reinstall the driver if you want to use it again.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Feb 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My lexmark x6650 is giving me a "cannot retrieve application list" error when i try to scan from my mac. what does this mean? what do i do? jim

You have to Open System Preferences > Print and Fax > Options and Supplies > Driver > Print Using : select a driver to use - select Generic PCL LaserPrinter > OK

Now You can try printing a document using the faulty application, immediately after hitting Print pause the printing in the printer queue (use the printer icon which has now appeared in the dock). With this panel open hit Info > Driver > Print Using : +select a driver to use+- select your printers driver eg.Lexmark x5400 > OK > Resume

The document should now print as normal

Oct 11, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

PSC 2175 wont work with print server

Please make sure that the printer is working okay if directlysd connected to the MAC computer. You may try this as well. hope this helps

LPR (line printer remote) is a platform independent printing protocol that is associate with TCP/IP. It works by using LPR client software that communicates to a server running LPR services.

In terms of PSU, LPR printing will become the basis for all network printing while Novell print queues are phased out. Therefore, all Macintosh, Windows, and Unix computers will be configured to print through LPR.


· The name of LPR print queue. This can be found by searching the LPR printer database.

· LaserWriter print drivers version 8.5.1 or newer

· The Macintosh must have a working TCP/IP networking configuration. (If the Mac can browse the web then it's working.)

· a server running LPR services or a printer that supports LPR printing. Most HP LaserJet printers support LPR. However, only the following LaserWriters support LPR printing:

- LaserWriter 8500
- LaserWriter 16/600 PS
- LaserWriter 12/640 PS
- Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS
- Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS Procedure

1.Open up the Applications folder from the OS X menu.
2.Open up the Utilities folder
3.Now open up the Print Center
4.If you have no printers installed you will see the following screen. Click on Add.
5.On the following screen, select LPR printing.
6.Now enter for the LPR Printer's address.
7.Uncheck Use Default Queue on Server option and enter the queue name of the printer.
8.Select the printer model.
9.The completed settings should be similar to the following:
(LPR Printer’s address is the ip of our PRINTSERVER)
10.Click on Add
11.Your printer has successfully been installed. Test the printer by printing something to it.

Mar 29, 2009 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

From mac leopard cannot print duplex on minolta qms 3100 printer

Hello, sorry you are having problems,
OK, are you sure your printer supports duplex printing and if you are sure you have the right driver installed, this is how you print in duplex mode on a Mac.
Open the document you want to print, Hit cmd+p to get the print dialogue window you should see this: 46da167.png

Notice you have the option of two sided printing in the same line as # of copies.
If you do not have this option in 10.5.6, then you might have the wrong driver, N.B. you must be sure to select the proper driver when you are creating the printer in the Print and Fax preference. Another way to ensure you have the driver properly installed, go to the manufacturer's website and download the Mac Driver Installer and run the installer, delete the printer you created and then re-create the printer again it should auto-recognize the printer..
What is the Printer Make and Model?

Mar 07, 2009 | Apple Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Print Queue is stuck on

This is old, but I will post my solution for anyone else who might be having this problem.
In Mac OS 10.5: Go to System Preferences under the "apple logo" menu. Then select the "Print & Fax" module. Select your printer from the list on the left, and then click the "Open Print Queue…" button. Select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.
In older Mac OS 10: Go to the Utilities folder in your Applications folder, and open the "Printer Setup Utility". Double click your printer in the list. Then it is the same as above: select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.

Nov 30, 2008 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

1 Answer

I need to install HP deskjet 6940 on my Powerbook G4. I am operating on MAX OSX 10.4.6

If your printer does not appear in the Printer pop-up menu, find and install the appropriate driver. Check any CD-ROM discs included with the printer, or the website of your printer's manufacturer. Only users with an administrator account can install software.

Tip: You can also open the Printer List window from Printer Center (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier) or the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, or later).

Check the Printer menu again after installing the software. If the printer does not appear, you may need to do this:
  1. Make sure the printer is connected to your computer, plugged in, and turned on.
  2. For Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier, from the Printer menu in the print dialog choose Edit Printer List. The Printer List window appears.
  3. For Mac OS X 10.3 or later, choose Show Printer List from the View menu. The Printer List window appears.
  4. Click the Add Printer button.
  5. Choose USB from the first pop-up menu.
  6. Select your printer from the list.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Close the Printer List window.

How to add a network printer (AppleTalk or LPR)

Adding an AppleTalk or LPR network printer is very similar to adding a USB printer. In Step 4 above, you would choose AppleTalk or "LPR Printers using IP" from the pop-up menu. From there, the setup differs slightly.

AppleTalk printer
  • AppleTalk must be enabled in Network preferences.
  • If your network uses AppleTalk zones, choose one from a second pop-up menu that appears.
  • Make sure to avoid potential issues with AppleTalk multi-homing.

LPR printer
  • You must enter the printer's IP address or DNS name.
  • If you're printing to a queue, deselect the checkbox for "Use Default Queue on Server", then type the queue's name. If not, leave the checkbox selected.
  • You can select your printer from the Printer Model menu or leave it at Generic. In essence, are selecting a PPD file.

Question mark appears, or trouble finding a printer?

If you can't find the printer you want to add in the list of connection methods, make sure you're choosing the right connection type for your printer. Some printers may use custom input-output modules, such as "Epson AppleTalk". You may need to select one of these custom options in order to add your printer. If there's a question mark on the printer's icon, or Print Center or Print Setup Utility lists it as unsupported, check for an updated software version at the manufacturer's website, or the Mac OS X downloads page.

Tip for software installation

Your printer may appear in the printer list before manufacturer-required software is installed. If you have such a printer, remove the printer from your printer list before installing the software. Add the printer back to the list after you've installed the software.

Printers whose drivers or PPDs are included with Mac OS X
Additional Information See these articles for lists of printer drivers and PPD files included with Mac OS X:

25587: Mac OS X 10.3: Included PPDs for PostScript Printers
25588: Mac OS X 10.3: Raster (Inkjet) Printer Drivers Included
107001: Mac OS X 10.2: Included Ink Jet Printer Drivers
107002: Mac OS X 10.2: Included PPDs and Use of PostScript Printers
106490: Mac OS X 10.1: Many Third-Party Ink Jet Printer Drivers Are Included
106516: Mac OS X 10.1: Includes PPDs for Many PostScript Printers

Jul 10, 2008 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Phaser 7700 not booting up

a yellow line is comming on both sides of the printout when i print using my phaser 7700

Mar 20, 2008 | Xerox Phaser 7700 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Can not clear the print que

Follow these steps to resolve the issue. Step one: Delete the print queue Open Print Setup Utility located in the Application/Utilities folder. Double-click your printer in the printer list to open the print queue. Click the Stop Jobs icon. Click to select the document, and then click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue. When the print queue is empty, click the Start Jobs icon. A message appears: No Jobs Printing . This indicates that the queue is clear. When you have cleared the queue, retry your print job. If the procedure has not resolved the issue, repeat steps 3 and 4. If the issue still persists, continue to the next step. Step two: Remove the printer from the list Open Print Setup Utility , located in the Application/Utilities folder. Click to select the Photosmart icon. Click the red X to delete the printer from your system. Close all open windows, and restart your computer. Step three: Add the printer to the list Open Print Setup Utility located in the Application/Utilities folder. Click Add . Select the printer that you want to add, and click the Add button. After a few seconds, your printer appears in the printer list, and your printer is ready to print.

Sep 13, 2007 | HP PSC 1410v All-in-One Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Xerox Phaser 7700 Laser Printer Logo

59 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Xerox Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 2 Expert

97 Answers


Level 1 Expert

33 Answers

Philip Hughes

Level 2 Expert

75 Answers

Are you a Xerox Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides