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Printer shows Idle and Connected when it wasn't connected

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Jan 28, 2008 7:36 AM
This is more of an FYI ...

I was a bit puzzled why my printing stopped working and would essentially freeze the application I was trying to print from. I had 3 printers in my settings, One Windows shared HP7960, one HP 7960 that appeared when I directly plugged my MacBook Pro into it and another older HP that I plugged directly in the MacBook Pro that didn't work properly. When I opened up Printers under System Preferences it shows all three printers being Idle and w/ a green light even though 2 of them were not. I was not able to rearrange preference order. Once I removed the two phantom printers, I was able to print to my HP7960 Windows XP shared printer via the Gutenprint 7550 driver.

So in the course of trouble-shooting printing issues, especially networked printers, make sure only one printer is in the list.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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