Tiger killed my printer?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Waiea, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. Waiea macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2005
    I upgraded my Pbook G4 to Tiger last night and everything went amazingly smooth. Then I tried to print and my printer no longer worked. I print via Airport Express to a Lexmark E210. I actually had to use a Samsung driver (I think the printer is made by Samsung) earlier to get it to work but everything was working well.

    After Tiger, it wouldn't work. I can select some drivers and the printer will 'initalize' but it doesn't print so I think the AE path is working OK. I reset the AE, but that didn't help. My Windows PC still prints to the printer OK. I reset printers, or whatever that's called, and then I had NO printers show up. I did a 'find printers' and it then found my printer, but I can't find a driver for it, nor can I find whatever I was using before.

    Any suggestions on how to resolve? I know Samsung quit supporting Mac and the Lexmark E210 is obsolete, but I hate to replace it as it still works fine.


  2. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House

    It killed my Canon i960.

    Runs like a charm on my Dell.
  3. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
  4. ammon macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2005
    I just cant see an OS killing a printer.... Doesn't seem possible....
  5. Waiea thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2005
    That worked stevep!

    Thanks stevep. I got it working again. I guess somehow Tiger cleared my established print set up - I remember doing something similar (gimp print stuff) to get the E210 to work back in March 2005 when I bought my Powerbook. Guess I can quit trying to decide what new printer to buy!

    Thanks again.

  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Network printing has been a nightmare for me under Tiger as well. Gimp prints new drivers may be hte problem. Worked find under Panther, but I keep getting time outs and concetion problems and can't recognize the printer.

    HP 940c with a hawking print server.

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