Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to candacefromab)
Just go to the Print & Scan system preference, click on the icon for the Lexmark, and click the "-" button to remove it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to candacefromab)
Thanks for the quick response, tried it and it didn't work. The "-" button is grayed out. I have restarted my computer and run Yasu on it and it still seems to see it even though it isn't even hooked up. Any other thoughts?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to candacefromab)
If the '-' is greyed out, look in the lower-left corner of the preference pain for a lock icon labeled "Click the lock to make changes". Click on it to unlock the settings, and try the '-' button again.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to J D McIninch)
Thanks, but it wasn't locked. Someone told me that I should unplug my router and plug it back in again and that would reset it so it wouldn't find a peripheral on my network that isn't there, but I am afraid I will lose my other printer and I don't have the software to re-install it. Do you think that would happen?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to candacefromab)
If all else fails, use the Terminal:
Type the following to get a list of printer names:
Then remove the desired printer:
sudo lpadmin -x printername
You can also remove the printer through your web browser:
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to J D McIninch)
That is going to work, but now I have another problem . . When I get there to the part where it says to delete the printer it asks me for a username and password. Since my IT guy has left the country, I have no idea what he used for a username to install all of my original software. When I get updates, it automatically puts in a username and I never even look at it, I just put in my password and say go ahead. Is there some way to find out what my original username is?
(I know this sounds stupid, but I use all the programs very well, but I have always left the actual programming up to someone else).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to candacefromab)
For username and password, you need to use the username and password for someone that has an administrator account. If you have an admin type account, then just use your username (the short one, which is the name of your home directory) and password.
If not, you need the username and password of someone that does have an admin type account on your computer.
It need not have any relationship to any account used to set up the system or any software on it.
If you can do software updates using your name and password, then you are an admin user. Use your username (the short one, not your full name) and your password.
You can get your short username in Terminal:
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to J D McIninch)
You are AMAZING!
I have been trying to get rid of this printer for 3 days, and you are the first one who could make it so simple!