Tem­per­a­men­tal print­ing

Mac Format - - MAC SOS -

I up­graded my iMac and Mac­Book Air to Yosemite. Since do­ing this, my HP 7510 – which worked per­fectly be­fore the up­grade – no longer works with­out a drawn-out work­around (switch­ing the printer off after I’ve given the Print re­quest, then switch­ing it on again). Some­times it prints out my re­quest. Even if I try and print im­me­di­ately after this, it won’t print. (It might if I switch the printer off and on again.) If I look at the print di­a­log box, it tells me ‘the printer is not con­nected’, and un­der that ‘Print­ingLook­ing for printer’. This hap­pens with my iMac and the Mac­Book Air. Ron­nie Stu­art You won’t like this, but I think you should just buy a new printer. I re­alise that this will seem de­featist, but con­sider the sit­u­a­tion ra­tio­nally. There is noth­ing wrong with your Mac – the fact that the prob­lem is the same on two dif­fer­ent com­put­ers is proof of that. So it’s ei­ther a driver com­pat­i­bil­ity is­sue or a hard­ware fault with the printer. The in­ter­mit­tent na­ture of the prob­lem in­clines me to sus­pect hard­ware, but it doesn’t re­ally mat­ter – the fix in both cases is to get a new printer. If you value your time at just min­i­mum wage, then blow­ing £70 on a new printer, is the same as 10 hours spent on the phone to support phone lines and brows­ing the in­ter­net fo­rums. I’d sug­gest the Ep­son Ex­pres­sion Home XP-422.

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