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Old 11-25-2004, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Printer timeout

I have a Brother Lazer printer MFC4500ML.

I am getting the message "A printer timeout error occured"
when I try to print data from the computer. The Computer
is a PC with Windows 98.

The Brother printer does print okay (when you have it
print something such a a help list from the printer itself.

By the way, the printer is online and with paper when
the timeout occurs.

Something is holding up printing from the computer
until the timeout occurs. I have tried changing the
time allotted in Windows but it makes no difference.

The only thing different that I can put my finger on is that
I have not been using this printer much lately. It may be
idle and powered down for days at a time.

I am at a loss to figure it out. Please help.

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Old 11-25-2004, 03:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is it a network printer?

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Old 11-25-2004, 03:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Reinstall printer drivers and software , and did you select the correct printer in the print setup prior to a print?

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Old 11-25-2004, 09:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by EricB
is it a network printer?
Aye, make sure its shared... Make sure its not paused also... Go to your Printers folder, and right click on the device your trying to print on... you should see the words "Pause Printing" or something similar, make sure there is no check mark next to this, if there is... click it!
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