Lost printer access with tiger and Macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by myotis, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. myotis macrumors member

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    I'v just tried to priint to my lexmark printer which is wired to a wireless router, that the Macbook is connecting to wirelessly. It was printing yesterday.

    When I try to print, the print dialog box tells me there is no printer selected, my lexmark is still listed under bonjour printers, but when I select it, it just hangs on the creating printer dialog box with a message adding printer. Indeed I need to force quit the application I am trying to print from.

    If I then go into preferences, Print&Fax, there is no printer listed. If I select the + sign to add a printer, and try and add the listed lexmark, I get a server-error-service-unavailable error message.

    To get my document printed I transferred to another wireless laptop (not a Mac) and printed using the same wireless network setip. So the basic netowrk seems to be working.

    So not sure what could have happened between yesterday and today, but I could do with some help.

    Many thanks,

    Graham
     
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried restarting everything?
    The printer/router/computer.
    Restart everything between it, then restart the computer and the printer.
     
  3. myotis thread starter macrumors member

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    Mmmm, well I did restart the Mac, but as everything else was working with the Thinkpad/linux combo using the same router/printer I didn't try restarting the router/printer.

    However, I have been away from the Mac for a bit so closed it down properly, rather than just closing the lid, and now its back working, so a it seems a restart wasn't enough.

    I shall remember that the next time.

    Thanks for the help,

    Graham
     
  4. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm. Glad it worked out in the end.
    Well, that's what we're here for, eh? :)
     

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