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I have an Epson CX8400 All-In-One that worked well with my older Windows xp computer. Then the hamster running that computer finally died, so I researched & purchased a new ASUS Essentio. Two exchanges later, I have just brought home my first IMAC--love it!--but am having the same problem installing the printer/scanner drivers from Epson website (lost the software cd that came w/ printer) that I had with the ASUS. After several tries, finally had gotten the ASUS to take my printer, but then the power supply blew out on my SECOND (!) 2 week new ASUS. Yeah; that's a whole other talk show. Now, I have tried doing the trash-dump of all Epson drivers from my IMAC, then restarting, then reinstalling all the drivers (there are four, I think), but everytime I try to print something, IMAC tells me I have no printer and invites me to Add A Printer. However, the Add Printer box never gives me space to add the printer. My grades are dropping faster than the President's approval rating and I am going nuts trying to get this splashy new computer to take my perfectly lovely, though inkaholic, little printer!!!

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