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PLEASE HELP! Lexmark printer won't work!

4611 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2009 7:14 PM by mconstance88 RSS
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Oct 14, 2009 11:59 AM
I just upgraded to snow leopard today and I'm already having some big problems. The worst of them is that my Lexmark X1185 won't work anymore. It used to work fine in leopard, but since I upgraded, I can't scan, print or do anything else.
Here's what I tried to do to solve the problem:
1. Tried to reinstall it from the manufacter CD (that didn't work cause snow leopard would crash every time I tried to open this CD).
2.Deleted the printer in "Print and Fax System" under system preferences, and then added my printer again (also didn't work).
3. Tried to look for drivers (the latest driver to the Lexmark X1100 series, wich my printer belongs, was for Tiger. It also didn't work.
Also, when I turn on the computer, I get this error message: “/Library/StartupItems/” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings."
Any ideas on how to solve this problem? I urgently need my printer....

Edit: I'm running 10.6.1, my Mac is an aluminum iMac, 2.4Ghz, 1Gb RAM

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  • tigerug Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2009 4:53 AM (in response to iMacPodshuffle)
    hi guys!!!
    i have the same problem!!! tried everything but nothing works....
    any idea on how solve this problem???????
    macpro 2.53 Ghz intel dual 2 duo
  • R-White Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2009 9:43 AM (in response to tigerug)
    /usr/libexec/cups/backend/usb failed or Missing USB Class Driver

    I have been experiencing the same issues printer there but no one home!

    I have spent 6 (yes 6) hours on the phone to Lexmark today, they advised that it was due to the format of my Hard Disk not supporting their drivers. Apparently they do not support Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) which means I will need to reformat the hard disk correctly to not be Case Sensitive. Apparently this will affect any driver installed.

    To find out if this is the case go FINDER > Go > Utilities > Disk Utilities (look bottom left FORMAT) I don't have any other solution to this. Spoke to Apple and they said if thats whats suggested by Lexmark then thats what needs to be done! Good Luck
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • mconstance88 Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2009 7:14 PM (in response to iMacPodshuffle)
    Trying to configure My Dell Photo AIO Printer 966 as a printer on my MacBook Air.

    I've read on various db's that in order to get the mac to recognize the printer, you have to use Lexmark's LPD 9300 Series driver for Mac OS.

    When I install it, it goes ahead and recognizes the Dell printer using the Lexmark driver. However, when I try to do a test print on any program(apple script, text edit, even from the Internet) it immediately shuts the printer down after I try to print.

    Anyone have some suggestions on how to get this printer to work?

    Would hate to have to dump this printer and get a new's an all-in-1.


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