Can't Print

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Benjamindaines, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    #1
    When I try to print and go through the print dialouge I get a message saying "Error while Printing", this happens in every application and with every printer I try. I have tired restarting aswell. I know my printer is working correctly because when I run its utilities program I can do everything correctly. How do I fix this?

    --thanks
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Have you removed the printer from the list and recreated it?
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    #3
    May just be a corrupt plist file. Have you tried deleting any of the preference files, including com.apple.print.PrintingPrefs.plist?
     
  4. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    I just tried both of those things, remvoing the preference file didn't help and when I tried to re-add the printer in System Preferences I get this message:

    "An error occored when trying to add the selected printer
    successful-ok-conflicting-attributes"
     
  5. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    #5
    Not sure which is worse - that you can't add the printer, or that the error message is misspelled! :p

    Have you repaired permissions?
     
  6. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Ha well that's what happens when I type fast, and repairing permissions did the tirck, funny how it's always the thing people say isn't going to help much and it did the tirck :)
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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