Why shared printer not printing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newbiefrompc, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. newbiefrompc macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2009
    Hi, New to this forum so please bear with me. I'm a little stuck here. Got a iMac running OS 10.6, and am wanting to print from a Samsung ML-1710P printer connected via serial port to a XP PC. Everything seems to all be communicating with each other, except I eventually get a print error on the XP machine in the print manager. Can anyone help with this?

    - the computer and printer can be seen by the mac.
    - when a print job is sent, the mac spools and sends it "ok"
    - the XP print manager status changes to "printing" then after about 1 min changes to an error.
    - the latest driver for that printer is installed on the XP machine.
    - I have tried to use the Generic Postscript Printer driver, the Generic PCL Laser Printer driver and an old Mac OS10.3 driver from the Mac end. There are no newer drivers available.

    I have shared this successfully printer before, but only from another windows machine. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    try using the Gutenprint driver and add the printer under Windows in the Add Printer window.
  3. dustingold09 macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009

    Try to set the printer set up setting & enable the network connection.
    Otherwise to re- installed the printer's driver on your windows.

    Photo Printer

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