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You will need to re-install the drivers for the printer.Usually when a hard drive is replaced the drivers for the printer and other hardware will have to be re-installed.You should have a disk that came with the printer.
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Did you download the printer disc onto your computer? If you didn't that would be why. Because of your repairman replacing the hard drive,  He could have wiped the memory.

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Question Mark in a box appears on the screen. Cannot go any further than that

this means that the filesystem on your hard drive or the hard drive has gone bad.
you can try insert the mac cd that came with your mac and hold the c button to boot off the cd.
run disk utility and see if your able to detect the hard drive and run a repair on it.
if no drive is found then you will need to get a new hard drive and replace the bad one and reinstall osx.

May 02, 2011 | Apple iMac 17" Desktop


How to repair a hard drive and permissions on a mac

If you are having problems with crashing slow running or an app not opening or quitting on you this should help. <br /> First start up with the "c" key held down, this does some system housekeeping and boots in to safe boot, if this does not work or you get a folder with a question mark icon then you need to boot from a Cd (or DVD) with computer off and this works for all macs running OSX, insert the Cd into the drive when the mac is off, start with the"c" key held down until the chime or the screen lights up, when booted select language (dont worry you do not have to perform an install) the next screen has a menu along the top, select utilities and you get a new menu, select disk utility and when it has gathered information you will see your hard drive in the left of the window. Select your hard drive and then select "disk repair" run this and it will either pass the disk as Ok, repair the disk or fail it ( the repair is all about the directories where it keeps all the files, if it get corrupted the whole machine gets lost but all your information is ok) If it fails you need a 3rd party utility like DiskWarrior to rebuild your directories. Assuming this goes well then select permissionsrepair, this should be run anytime you install any software or updates (it can be run from the systems own disk utility in the applications folder but the boot disk version is better) it takes a while. When this is finished quit disk utility and from the same menu select start up disk utility and select your hard drive and then select restart.

on Oct 30, 2010 | Mac Desktops


Repairing Permissions

If you have a program on your Mac laptop or desktop that is not working as it should or something is just not right, and your Mac is not doing things like you know it should, you may need to Repair Permissions. This one thing may solve the problem you are having with any program or the hard drive itself. The procedure to Repair Permissions is an easy repair. In order to repair permissions simply restart your Mac before you go any farther. After it has completely started do not open any programs at all. Now open the Applications folder >> click Utilities >> click Disk Utility. On the page that comes find your Mac hard drive on the left and left click it. Now find the First Aid tab on the upper part of the screen and make sure you are on that tab. Look below and click Repair Disk Permissions. No need to verify permissions, just go ahead and repair them. Depending on how long it has been since this was done of if it was ever done, it can take up to 1 hour to complete. When it is finished it will show you what was done and if any permissions were not repaired and why. Close out the Utility and restart your Mac. You may be surprised to find out that whatever problem you were having has been corrected. I recommend you Repair Permissions once every 6 months.

on Dec 01, 2009 | Mac Desktops

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When I turn on the computer it takes a while to boot up, and when it does it stays idle for 10 seconds or so then shuts off?

Sounds like there may be a problem with your OS X.
You will need to boot from your OS X DVD and run your Disk Utility to do a repair on your operating system.
To do this, start your iMac and pop in your DVD. Once you hear the boot up sound, hold the Option/Alt key. You will be given the option to choose between your hard drive boot up and DVD boot up, so choose the DVD. It'll take a while longer to load than usual as you're booting from a DVD, but once your Mac has booted up, use Spotlight (Apple + Space, type "Disk Utility") to load up your Disk Utility program. Once you've got that open, select your hard drive on the left and click "Repair Disk Permissions" and then click "Repair Disk."
Once you're done, reboot and your Mac should be working good as new.

Mar 25, 2011 | Apple iMac Desktop

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My G5 Mac takes a long to start up and the the fans go wild. It's real slow. I ran a diagnostic check and everything passed. I have 80 GB left of hard drive space. Some programs are not working either.

This is a common issue for G5s. The quickest solution is to open up the computer to see how much dust there is built up inside of the case. If the case has a lot of dust by the fan vent, then it cannot properly get rid of the heat that builds up from processing. Try cleaning that out.

If the computer continues to run hot, there may be some much more major issues, including ram, processor, or hard drive. Ram and hard drive issues are relatively cheap to fix, you can purchase new ram dimms or hard drives on or Processors are much harder to replace and it's likely that it would be easier to purchase a new computer, rather than a new processor.

Start with the dust issue, then go from there.

Good luck!

Dec 04, 2010 | Apple PowerMac G5 Dual Mac Desktop

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My Emac will not start up. It makes a high pitch noise a few times and then nothing happens. The screen will not turn on at all, it just remains black.

Put your system disk and power up holding down the c key on your keyboard. Once booted up go to the file menu and go to disk utility once open see if your hard drive is showing up. If it does run verify disk to to check whether your hard drive needs repaired if it does run the repair disk on it. That should get it up and running. However if your hard drive does not show up it is possible that the hard drive has failed. You would then need to replace the hard drive. Hope this helps.

Dec 29, 2009 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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The computer comes on but is frozen on Apple screen

I would try pressing f2 or f8 when first boots up, then change bios settings from first bootup device as cd rom drive, then hard disc as second drive, then place windows disc or recovery disc in pc, then reboot. and reinstall your software.

Oct 01, 2009 | Apple iMac G5 Desktop

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Emac can't see Epson tx100 printer

Hi there,

You should verify that your eMac has USB 2.0. If you go to the apple symbol on the top left hand corner. Click on About this Mac and go into your system profiler you can see what USB the computer has. Many of the eMac only came with USB 1.1 as this was the protocal of the time.

Hope this helps.

Apr 03, 2009 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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I book g4

Some of the start up files have been corrupted or are missing. Start up from the OSX system disc and them run Disc Utilities from the installer toolbar. Check the hard drive for errors. Repair any errors if they are found. If it's not possible for Disc First Aid to repair the hard drive you will need to replace the drive and re-install OSX.

Dec 30, 2008 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

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The dreaded question mark???

It sounds as if your hard drive is damaged and is not mounting. As you are running OS 9 I suggest using Norton Systemworks and run it's disc repair facility Disc Doctor. This will make repairs to the hard drive to allow it to mount. (Unless the disc is too badly damaged). If this is the case you will need to replace the hard drive and re-install all your system and applications. If you haven't backed up your info, the damaged disc can be scanned and your files saved by a computer repair shop.

Dec 27, 2008 | Apple Power Mac G4 Cube Desktop

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