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Epson 1800 error message -9672

When trying to add Epson Printer I get error message -9672.
This Epson printer has been working great from last June until last month. When I can get it to try to print on the 1800 it will add to the list go thru the motions and then stop. Start Printing - just ends in it stopping with no error message.  The Print utility will print all tests and perform all utility functions.
But will not print even simple documents. There is over 5gigs of free space on systems drive. I have updated to 10.4.11.. Mac is a early G4 400mhz. Printer is connected by firewire (replaced FW cable) and USB. Get error message when trying to load both drivers USB /FW.. Downloaded and re-installed all Epson 1800 drivers I could find.  
I have recently installed DIvx - Is Divx a known conflict? I was printing large format prints last summer and recently I have been printing DVDs. Currently it will not print any document on Paper.. I will try to print on DVD tomorrow.

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  • cnate Jan 26, 2008

    Thanks for the effort... but alas to no avail..

    USB-Firewire, together or separate same error-9672...

    From reading the forums all night it seems to be caused by an Apple security upgrade or such...  I have reloaded drivers.. and if I knew where the installer stuck the drivers I would drag them to the right spot... to see if that helped..

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    I have a similar problem on an epson A2 -4450

    can get it working on a network with one mac but not the others.

  • MWFArchitect Mar 03, 2008

    Our Mac based office has had the Epson Photo R1800 for 2 1/2 years and have never been able to get it to print anything larger than 8 1/2 x 11. Then, about 3 months ago, the printer stopped responding all together and wouldn't print anything. I called Epson and spent 2 hours on the phone with them and ended up with no answers. I just tried deleting the printer from our print server and re-adding it (again), but this time an error popped up: 9672. I see from the other posts on this topic that re-installing the drivers and switching from Firewire (which is what we're on) to USB makes no difference. 

    We are extremely fed up with this printer and are ready to get rid of it, unless someone out there has an answer. Is it just not compatible with the Mac operating system? We are on OS X10.4.11, and have never been able to get the printer to function properly. Now, I can't even add it back on our print server. Help!


  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    Same issue. OSX 10.4.11, R1800 FW. I'm about to write it of as broken forever.

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    For the first year my R1800 worked beautifully. Now it sometimes will print only about 1/2" and then ejects the print. Disconnected fom the Dell, it passes the Epson "printer check". Reinstalling the updated drivers from Epson don't help, nor do any of their suggestions in response to my numerous "help" requests. Does anybody have any ideas?

    Thank You

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    get error printing message in control panel when trying to print wireless - epson workforce 845
    Windows troubleshooting said not a part of home group so I updated, but not working. Had 1 month ago and deleted printer and reloaded drivers, but can't do that every time I print. Wireless from an Asus Win7 PC

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014




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Try using only one type of connection (USB or FireWire) see if that helps.

no known conflict for DivX for the printer, not sure for the mac though

Posted on Jan 26, 2008


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