Lexmark 3300 series won't scan from Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Diogones, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Diogones macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    Hey all,

    I have a Lexmark 3300 series USB printer/scanner that is plugged directly into a Time Capsule 2nd generation on my home network. The TC has been set up and works fine with Time Machine, and my Lion Mac can also identify the Lexmark as a Bonjour printer.

    However, even after downloading and installing the latest Lexmark printer drivers from Apple, and resetting the printing system, and re-adding the Lexmark printer to the Mac, I can only print to the printer; there is no scan tab. If I plug the printer directly into the Mac, I can print and scan just fine.

    Is there any way I could configure the printer to scan from the Time Capsule, without having to hook the printer directly to my Mac? It would save a lot of trouble with my current network layout, and allow everyone in the household to scan to their respective computers.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I don't have a specific fix for the Lexmark but this has solved some printer issues for Time Capsules and Airport Extremes:

    Try removing the printer from preferences again, then unplugging the Time Capsule for 30 seconds, re-plug TC, wait for TC to start up, then re-add the printer to the Mac.

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