Question about AsanteTalk - Ethernet to LocalTalk Adapter Transceiver
I realize this question sounds like one already asked, but assuming that I am reading your instructions correctly, I'm still having problems.
I have an old HP Laserjet 5MP that I've been using the Asante Talk with for over 5 years. Every time we have a power failure, I go through a routine to get the Mac that my wife uses to see the printer, which has an Apple Talk port but ** USB ports.
After this last power failure that we had (Saturday after**on) I have been unable to get the Mac to print from the HP.
I have tried the following sequences:
1. powered down everything; turned on the printer; turned on the Mac; turned on the Asante. -- Not able to print.
2. powered down everything; turned on the printer; turned on the Asante; then turned on the Mac -- Not able to print.
It was working fine before the power outage and, as I mentioned above, I have been able to restart things properly before when there as a power outage. From the sticky **te I made for the purpose, I expected situation 1 to work for me,.
My configuration is simple: ethernet from Mac to Asante; Local talk connector from Asante to printer. (I also have a PC hooked in directly to the large parallel port via a standard cable. I have **t had to power down my PC at any point in the past to get the Asante switch to work properly.)
For **w all I can think of doing is to try to repeat situation 1 or 2 or come up with some variation and see if anything works.
Can you provide any other guidance? Thanks.
The Asante tech support people in San Jose, CA, talked me through this fix, and I've had no further problems!
This is for system 10.5.x:
1. Delete that printer from your list of printers in System Preferences.
2. Make sure your computer, printer, and Asante box are all hooked up together and turned on.
3. Click + under the list of printers in System Preferences.
4. Click AppleTalk icon in top row of dialogue box that appears.
5. After a moment, click Bluetooth icon instead.
6. After a moment, unplug the power cord from your Asante box (but not from the electrical outlet).
7. After a moment, re-plug the power cord into your Asante box and, as soon as possible after the "TX" light comes on, click the AppleTalk icon again.
8. Within a few moments, your printer's name should appear. Highlight its name, then make sure all the information about it that appears is correct, then click "Add."
9. Everything should communicate beautifully now.
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Press and hold the "left arrow" key.
Press the "Setup" key and release both keys.
Display should say "Enter Special Key Combo"
Press and release the "OK" button
1. Press and release the right arrow button until the display says "System Configuration Menu".
2. Press and release the "OK" button.
3. Display should say "Hardware failure status". If not there already, Arrow Key over to "Hardware failure status",
4. Press and release the "OK" button.
5. Display should say "Hardware failure status: Clear. Press OK to clear".
6. Press and release the "OK" Button. Message changes to "Hardware failure status Cleared. Press Cancel to continue".
7. Press and release the "CANCEL" button as many times as necessary, so that, either the "Welcome to Photosmart Express" screen appears, or, the "Ink System Failure" screen appears. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO PRINT AT THIS STAGE.
8. Using the Power Button, turn the unit OFF and unplug the power cable from back of the printer and wall outlet.
9. Wait 30 seconds for the power to get discharged and then plug the power cable into the wall outlet first and then into the back of the printer
10. Turn the unit on. The printer may display message "USE POWER BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE PRINTER" followed by "PRESS OK TO CONTINUE". Press OK.
11. If the printer has already initialized, then go to the next step. If not, the printer will start the "ONE TIME INK INITIALIZATION PROCESS". Allow this process to complete and do not interrupt. Once the initialization process is complete, the printer will print out a Diagnostic Page.
12. To verify printer functionality print a SELF TEST PAGE. If SELF TEST prints, then printer is ready for use.
NOTE: If the error is still there, or reoccurs replace the unit.
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