URGENT PRINTER help

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  1. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    I have a paper due in 2 hours and my printer has decided to malfunction. It no longer scans (which isn't an urgent issue) and now just today it will not connect to my macbook at all. I send it to print and it gets stuck on looking for printer and then after about 10 mins or so it will say completed. If i use the network diagnostics option all network status options are green light-ed except for server which says failed. At the end of the wizard it says:

    This computer appears to have a working internet connection, but cannot find (printer). You may have typed the address incorrectly. I've tried everything. I've been working on this for about 3 hours.

    I have a macbook running SL and a HP photosmart C6300.
     
  2. SqB macrumors 6502

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    I had a similar problem with one of my network printers. The only thing that worked was deleting the printer from the list in System preferences/printers and re-adding it. That would work for awhile and would then fail again, usually within a few days. I finally gave up and went to a direct usb connection.
     
  3. JKColo22 macrumors regular

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    I've had some HP issues since installing SL as well. Remove the printer from your printers (system preferences/print and fax). Unplug the printer for at least 20 seconds, plug it back in, try to re-add it. You may find that there up updates available from apple when you do so, obviously download and install if there are. Report back!
     
  4. SqB macrumors 6502

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    Good call on the printer bounce. That would clear out any cache issues. Your answer is better ;),
     
  5. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    How about trying it with a USB connection? Since you have real time constraints, maybe this would be a quick solution?

    If nothing else, print to a PDF, and e-mail it to someone else to print for you?
     

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