posted on November 8, 2007 at 1:33 am

seriously looking for some advice
i have a pixma mp170/mp150 printer
connected to my ibook g4
i changed the cartridges just now
as i have done many times before
yes they are the right cartridges
but when i try to print
i get error in printing message on screen
any advice gratefully accepted

15 Responses to “advice?”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 8 November 2007 at 1:58 am #

    put it out of your mind,go for a swim,and when you come back it’ll seem obvious…always works for me !p.s. sometimes your computer updates slightly change your settings,i had a few updates last night which messed with my VOIP phone,so have a look there??i dunno,am definitely no IT guru,let alone profficient,but try either of those,…that’s my advice…love,genx xxxxxand truly,good luck…bluddy computers!

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    Anonymous | 8 November 2007 at 2:07 am #

    Try running the utility to re-align the cartridges. That my work

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    timf | 8 November 2007 at 2:12 am #

    turn the printer off and unplug it from the wall and the ibook. shut the ibook down, plug everything back in, fire up the ibook and good luck…if that doesn’t work call a nerd.

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    Olde Amps | 8 November 2007 at 2:31 am #

    Try re-loading the printer driver.

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    Anonymous | 8 November 2007 at 2:44 am #

    take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

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    the dean | 8 November 2007 at 3:00 am #

    What was the actual error message?

    Have to ask, did you remove the protective strip from the cartridge?

    Check print queue for any failed jobs and delete?

    Power everything off, turn printer on first then computer.
    Good Luck

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    mattdavison | 8 November 2007 at 3:14 am #

    Live near a copy shop…

    I hear there is one in Melb next to where I am moving!

    Sorry I can’t help sk

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    anonymous at 1:35 | 8 November 2007 at 3:35 am #

    Give up. Nearly everyone facing adversity in the free world excels at this.

    Pause and look at the nonsense going on while your precious printer stalls – wars, planning for more wars, war propaganda, false flag terrorist attacks, big brother police states, false choices in neo-cons and neo-liberals, bilderberger control arm, outright lies about “manmade” global warming, fiat currencies, hyper-inflation, criminals in power, power in criminals, torture, plans for population reduction, accidents, or do accidents really exist?

    Give up. Fuck your printer. A new one costs $59 courtesy of China. Don’t lick the lead paint.

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    JONNY NOT YET SO HOLLYWOODISH | 8 November 2007 at 4:43 am #

    I agree with timf, reboot the damn thing…

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    Anonymous | 8 November 2007 at 9:07 am #

    Turn it off…then turn it back on…if this doesn’t work then turn yourself in

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    Symon | 8 November 2007 at 10:36 am #


    Check the cartridges are sitting down in the right possie.

    Check if there is paper stuck in the unit.

    Check yer printing settings through the print manager…maybe in changing the cartridges the printer may have altered the print settings.

    Just some things that have worked for me…good luck


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    rubikon | 8 November 2007 at 11:27 am #

    Hey, you’ve got the same printer as me!!.

    Advice as above check you have taken the protective strips off the cartridges, check they are inserted correctly (remove them and put them back in). Check there is no paper jam) Power printer off for 30 secs or so, power it back on. Re-boot your Pc/laptop and then try printing again, – you should be ok then.

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    fair exchange | 8 November 2007 at 12:28 pm #

    I’ll swap ya the info on how to sort it, if you tell us all about the writing and recording of Heyday!

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    markobears | 8 November 2007 at 3:00 pm #

    I bet you use windows eh?
    Any time I have a hardware problem i uninstall all the software for it then when i reboot windows detects new hardware and reinstalls the software.. 90% of the time it’s a problem with the software and your hardware is ok.
    To try this
    (start menu/settings)
    (control panel)
    -fiddle with (add remove programs)uninstall the printer and the drivers.
    (control panel/system/hardware/device manager)-right click on printer and unistall.

    reboot and windows should say “new hardware detected” and you can reinstall

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    veleska1970 | 9 November 2007 at 12:18 pm #

    oops~~how did i miss this one??

    what exactly did the message say? rebooting usually works…..because when you turn off external hardware, the computer no longer detects it, so you have to reboot the computer to tell it it’s there. see, when you turn on a computer, it goes through a system-wide check to detect what is connected to it. if a device is turned off while the computer is on, it’s kinda like it’s been amputated from the computer and it no longer “thinks” it’s connected. so you have to reboot to help the computer start over again.

    computers are dumb machines, they really are. 😉

    but without knowing exactly what the message said, i’m just guessing….

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