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"Communication error" On my MAC OS X 10.4.11 when I attempt to print a "communication error" notice appears. Could the connections be plugged incorrectly? Can you advise the correct locations where the plugs should be located in the back  of the IMAC screen? I thank you for any assistance you can provide.  Sincerely,  Brian         PS. It worked fine until my son had access for a week.

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

        After I changed my ink cartridges for an epsom 4200 printer I get communication error and it won't do anything. I've changed the cables etc..


  • ilovethechel Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem and i went under the usb tree and clicked on usb 2.0 and its not the right printer so idk wat to do

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How do you connect the printer to your imac? what type of cable are you using? if its a USB connection, then try going to system profiler and under hardware click on USB and on USB device tree you should have highspeed USB 2.0 and when you highlight that, it should give info for manufacturer as EPSON if thats the brand of the printer you are currently using. update me on this so that we can check if its really communicating with your imac-- thanks!

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