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Asante Talk doesn't see printer after power failure

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.

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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.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • patm-r May 23, 2011

    Many thanks for this solution — and it worked!!! And in May 2011 yet with both an Intel iMac and a G4 MDD all networked.

    I had tried all the shut down and power up 'reset' stuff and nothing worked to get our old HP 4ML Appletalk printer working again as it did just just a few days ago. Then for some reason it wouldn't print today and I was suspecting the Asante Asastetalk adapter as the cause.

    I found this when Googling for some method or how to test the Asantetalk adapter.

    A bit of a bizarrre method but it did work using our Intel iMac in 10.5.8 as the G4 MDD doesn't have Bluetooth. The HP 4ML is now available and shareable with all our networked Macs, including 10.6.x when the HP Laserjet is shared from the running G4 MDD that's acting as a print server.

    What a relief for a fix and any thanks for the "method" fix.

  • trooster Jun 01, 2011

    This is Trooster again, source of the original "Solution".



    My power was turned off a few months ago, and I actually became confused by my own instructions when trying to re-establish communication; when my "fix" didn't work, I called Asante in a panic. (Who wouldn't panic ... these old HP printers are the best!)



    I had the situation fixed by the time the Asante guy phoned me back, about 20 minutes later, but the reason I mention this is that you should feel free to phone Asante if you're still having problems: 408-435-8388 ext 521, or 877-262-0324. They've been wonderful each time I've needed them.



    I don't think simply turning the equipment on and off will do much of anything. I encourage you to follow these simple instructions, and you should have no problem after that:

    1. In System Preferences, choose "Print & Fax," highlight your HP5MP, then click the minus sign to delete the printer.

    2. Make sure everything (computer, printer, and Asante box) is connected and turned on.

    3. Once again open System Preferences, choose "Print & Fax," click the plus sign to add a new printer, and click once on "Apple Talk" in the top row of options.

    4. After a few seconds or so, click once on "Bluetooth" in the top row of options.

    5. Unplug the thin black Asante power cord from the Asante box but DON'T unplug the Asante power cord from the wall socket.

    6. After a few seconds or so, plug the thin black Asante cord back into the Asante box; then as quickly as possible after the "TX" light blinks once, click once on "Apple Talk" again.

    7. After a moment, HP5MP should appear across from "Local Talk." Click your printer's name to highlight it, make sure all the information in all 3 rows is correct, then click "Add."



    Good Luck.

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