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EPSON STYLUS CX3900 MacBook MacOS x tiger

I have recently started using myCX3900 with a macbook, operating system MacOSX Tiger. I connected the printer to the computer. As this model is not on the printer list, I had to choose the driver of another model (3200). The printer is seemingly recognized, it responds when I try to print but it simply sends through whatever number of sheets are loaded in it, and does not actually print anything. I appreciate any useful tips!

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  • sadayoshi Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same problem.  The printer list does not give the cx3900 as an option.  Other choices do not print but feeds through endless sheets of paper.  

  • Clonk Mar 17, 2008

    I've experienced the same problem. Attempted to download drivers from Epson's sight. None have worked.



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I use the CX3800 talking to a printer connected to a PC on a network and it seems to work fine. You can also download drivers from OSX from epson's web site

Posted on Jul 10, 2008


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