Question about Epson Stylus Photo R1800 InkJet Printer
I cannot get my computer (G5 imac running 10.4.11) to talk to my Epson 1800 printer. I keep getting the 'communication error' message from the printer utility. Please note that:
- nothing has changed in my computer set-up since I last used it without problem a few days ago
- I tested the firewire cable by plugging an external drive into it which mounted on my mac without problem
- I have rebooted mac and printer a few times with no change
- The printer seems to go through it's start-up routine without throwing up any errors but I notice that I cannot switch it off via the power switch - I have to pull the cable out of the back
I think there is something wrong with the printer but what and how do I fix it? Any advice appreciated.
From my experience, FW and Epson printers don't always work well together.
Switch it to USB then delete and re-add the printer in the PRINTER SETUP UTILITY, and you should be okay
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
The issue is not whether firewire or USB, but I think epson puts cheap switches/sockets in. My printer was doing the same thing, I realized the Firewire socket had died... it now works perfectly that I've switched to USB.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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