OSX 10.3.9 kill my Airport Express printer?

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  1. Ringu macrumors member

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    I need some help.

    I've been using Airport Express with an Epson Stylus Photo 750 printing from 2 Macs on 10.3.9. It worked fine up till a few days ago.

    Now, when I try to print, nothing happens. It's like AE can't 'talk' to my printer anymore.

    The only thing I can think that has changed is that I recently downloaded the latest 'security update'.

    Is that what has 'broken' my AE printing?

    Does anyone know a fix? Your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Try deleting the printer and then setting it back up again... seems to have worked for some
     
  3. Ringu thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I tried that already but no luck. I'll give it another go though.
     
  4. Ringu thread starter macrumors member

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    Er, OK. I deleted my printer in the Printer Setup Utility. Now what do I do to add it back in?

    When I click Add Printer, I'm presented with a scrolling menu with Rendezvous, Ip Printing, USB, Epson USB, Epson TCP/IP etc. However when I choose any of those on the list no printer name presents itself in the main box, so I have no choice but to then click 'Cancel' (as the Add button isn't highlighted).

    :(

    Help!
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Sounds like the Express isn't registering your printer is attached. Try resetting it (firstly by unplugging printer from Express, turning off Express and then reconnecting and turning back on again). Then see if you can see your printer under Rendez-vous/Bonjour.

    If that doesn't work, you might need to try hard resetting the Express (check the Apple knowledgebase - under Support on apple.com) for instructions.
     
  6. Ringu thread starter macrumors member

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    *small yelp of joy*

    OK, I got my printer registered again by resetting as you suggested *many thanks!*

    Then the printer just started printing pages and pages of a few lines of gobbledygook....er, I've tried turning it off and back on again, and the gobbledygook continues. It's gone mental.....help again??
     
  7. Ringu thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, and I re-installed the printer driver a few times, and now even when I connect directly from my PB to the printer via USB cable, nothing happens.

    Any ideas?
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    OK... check the print queue is empty? This is where you might want to delete and re-add it incase there are old garbled print requests still sitting in your system.

    I'd suggest - delete printer, restart Mac, find printer again, give it a go...
     
  9. Ringu thread starter macrumors member

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    *ooh another minor victory*

    I have got it printing again from direct USB cable link. I now have 2 Epson Stylus Photos listed in the Printer List of the Printer Setup Utility (huh???).

    And it still won't print from Airport Express. Grrrrr. Help??

    Applespider - thanks a lot for all your help so far. I owe you a drinkie :)
     

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