Printing problemArt D. Rector (3166 pencils) | Mon, 2012-07-30 18:25
Wondering if anyone can help with a printer problem. My set-up is 3 computers... a G3 (yes - still works!), a G4 and a MacBook Pro (2011 version). All 3 are networked to my old Laserwriter 8500 (yes - still works!) and all 3 were capable of printing to the LW8500 just fine until yesterday. For some reason, the MacBook will no longer print to it. The printer shows up in the Print/Fax System Preferences with a green light (Idle) - apparently ready to go like always. When I try to print from any application - the printer is there and everything works exactly as it always did. However... here is the problem - for some reason the printer utility can't seem to connect to the printer. The job sits in the queue until the utility gives up and says "Can't connect to the printer - will try again in 30 seconds". I've been racking my brain trying to figure it out (before I start tearing everything apart and rebuilding) - the other two computers still print fine and they're all on the same network. The MacBook Pro obviously knows the printer is there and everything is set up to go just as it did before. The only glitch seems to be the printer utility not "connecting" for some reason. Anyone have an idea what's going on? Any help would be appreciated.
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