PC to Mac IV: Mega print server fail, woes multiplying
I received my TrendNet print server today and tried installing it. Of course, it didn’t work. Even after all my investigating, I did not notice that the software included worked only with x32 bit systems…not my x64 Windows 7. I discovered this only after calling tech support. Thankfully I had purchased this item online from Wal-Mart, so back in the box it went.
So I plugged my printer back in to the PC. That was about 3 hours ago. Then came the deluge.
The printer didn’t work. It showed up as there, but I couldn’t print to it and the print manager couldn’t communicate with it. It wouldn’t even read the ink levels. I uninstalled all the TrendNet software, reinstalled my epson software and drivers numerous times, tried System Restore, and all nothing. The scanner worked, but the printer part just hung there when I tried to send test pages to it.
I called Trendnet and no help. I called Epson and no help. I called TrendNet back and still no help. I uninstalled, reinstalled, cleaned out the registry, unplugged, replugged, rebooted…I think I even sacrificed a chicken in there somewhere.
Then I turned the printer physically off and back on. It worked. Whatever gum was in the gears worked its way out and now, at 11:52 pm, I’m going to bed.
Now that the print server option hasn’t helped, I might try contacting Apple one more time and see if they can’t talk me through the problem.