can't add printer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mitch531, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. mitch531 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2012
    Searched the forums, but couldn't find an answer to this problem. I purchased an older Mac for my son to do homework on. It's a power pc G4 (Quicksilver) running 10.4.11. Perfect little computer for my son, but the problem is, I can't add a printer in system preferences. There are no printers in the printer list and when I tried to add an Epson printer with the epson installation disc, it doesn't show up either. It says the installation was successful, but the printer doesn't show anywhere. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    The Epson Install disk will not necessarily add the printer to the list. If you pull up the Printers preference pane in System Preferences, there is a + button at the bottom of the list. Click that, and it will bring up the Add Printer window. Select your printer there and click Add, and it will put it in the printer list. If that doesn't work, then there may be a problem or it may be incompatible.


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