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printer problems

Postby chris » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:28 pm

for some reason i can no longer print from the office or my laptop.. printers are tricky huh!

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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:24 pm

Sounds like its not plugged in to the network.


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Re: printer problems

Postby chris » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:28 am

This is becoming a big problem for us, if someone smart can get the printer talking to computers again that would be awesome!

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Re: printer problems

Postby mirja » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:06 pm

any need for a printer?
i have a hp laser looking for a home, it's great with pc's , not with macs.
so needs to go.
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Re: printer problems

Postby brittonie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:17 pm

pretty sure that's a yes re: printer
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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Yeap if anyone know how to fix that would be very cool


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Re: printer problems

Postby katymac » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:22 pm

Don't know if more and more printers will help, but... I have also just been given a printer, which means I have a HP Deskjet 840C going spare if it would be useful. It's not amazing quality, but perfectly fine for text. It kind-of works with Macs - not officially supported on the latest OS but I managed to get it working after a bit of searching on the web. It came to me from someone who used it with PC's so I presume it would still do that too. Any good?

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Re: printer problems

Postby Catalina » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:21 pm

Maybe we could get one of these small ones installed in the office for internal use?

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Re: printer problems

Postby mirja » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:04 pm

ok just let me know i need to shift it,
its hp laser jet 1022 nw.
or, anyone else wants a laserjet?
its good for officy situation when you dont want inkjet
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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:40 pm

Ok

Has a look at the photocopier today, Its connected and prints from the mac. It seems as if it not connected to down stairs . The mac also has internet.

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Re: printer problems

Postby ChaoticReality » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:08 pm

If the mac has internet and can print, then the printer is connected to the rest of the network fine.
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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:20 pm

sry , the mac has no internet

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Re: printer problems

Postby ChaoticReality » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:23 am

Hmm, ok. I'll check it out, might be a routing issue.
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Re: printer problems

Postby katymac » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:12 pm

Hey there people who print, and maintain the printers,

What am I doing with this spare deskjet printer I have? Is it useful to Forest? If not, it's going on Freegle real soon...

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Re: printer problems

Postby Catalina » Tue May 03, 2011 10:52 am

please please please can we set up a small, simple, friendly (if there is such a thing), working printer in the office for internal use and paperwork emergencies, that we get more and more of lately? people seem to want to donate some...

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Re: printer problems

Postby ChaoticReality » Tue May 03, 2011 11:07 am

If you get hold of a donated printer, I'll set it up.
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Re: printer problems

Postby katymac » Wed May 04, 2011 7:45 pm

It's all yours. I'll try to bring it in on Sunday. Kx
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Re: printer problems

Postby katymac » Wed May 11, 2011 5:57 pm

Ooops, sorry I completely forgot to do this. I've now tripped over it so often I've stopped noticing it. Will try to remember this weekend.
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Re: printer problems

Postby katymac » Wed May 18, 2011 7:07 pm

In case you haven't yet discovered - I brought in the printer, it's in the office in a bag, which can also be adopted by The Forest if useful
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Re: printer problems

Postby Margarida » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:34 am

aaaargh
can't print anything in the action room. seems like the printer is not connected to the pink mac (and there are a couple of cables - yellow and grey one - loose).
but i have no idea how to fix this.

help, anyone?
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Re: printer problems

Postby gaia » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:46 pm

Margarida wrote:aaaargh
can't print anything in the action room. seems like the printer is not connected to the pink mac (and there are a couple of cables - yellow and grey one - loose).
but i have no idea how to fix this.

help, anyone?

As far as I know, the two ae not supposed to be directly connected, printing goes via lan, so you should make sure that both the mac and the printer are connected to it (are the RJ45 cables plugged in?)
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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:34 pm

Yop

the printer seems to be plugged in, but alas its not printing. Any ideas how to fix this ? we really need this to work.

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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:45 pm

ok

the printer will print from the mac. It wasnt before as it was connected to the airport rather than the lan.

So icant still print from the office.


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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:16 pm

Yo

The printer now lives in the office. Ive had to move the switch from upstairs to the office to get it to work. Maybe someone can fix this issue.

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Re: printer problems

Postby ChaoticReality » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:33 pm

martinmckenna wrote:Yo

The printer now lives in the office. Ive had to move the switch from upstairs to the office to get it to work.


Erm? Should just be able to plug it straight into the router beneath the desk without going through the switch. If it still doesn't work, the IP of the printer may need changing.
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Re: printer problems

Postby martinmckenna » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:11 pm

I plugged it straight into the router originally, give its ping on its old address no joy. then tried to find it using the printer install on ubuntu, no joy. So I just just set up the old system with the switch in office.

it may be a dodgy cable or something.

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Re: printer problems

Postby ChaoticReality » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:17 pm

I think the IP addresses have changed, but I can't remember. I'll stick in and have a look at it tomorrow or Friday.
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