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I have a Epson Stylus Photo R300 which just started showing

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I have a Epson Stylus Photo R300 which just started showing a communications error. I have reinstalled a Snow Leopard driver, but continue to get the error, and no printing. It started in the middle of printing a page. Any ideas?
Hello,

We can try with the newest Mac OS X drivers for your Epson R300 printer.

Even if you have the newest drivers, please do the following:

1. Turn off your printer and unplug the USB cable from the computer

2. Download the new driver here:
DRIVER LINK

Select "no thanks" and click "ACCEPT"

When the download is over please run the file

3. After the new driver is installed please restart your computer

4. Turn on your printer and plug in the USB cable to another available USB port in your computer

That should solve the problem, please keep me posted.

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Thank you

Jhon Cappuccio
Computer Science Engineer
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Same Result-"Communication Error" when I plugged it into the same USB port. When I changed ports directly into the computer instead of a USB hub, it worked. Any idea why? The hub is working for all other connections.
Hi.

That's because the printer needs more power than the provided from the USB hub.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Jhon,
This makes sense, but I have never had this problem before installing Snow Leopard. The printer has its own power source. Thanks for your help.

Yes, but they still need power from the USB port. There is more power in the actual usb port than in the usb hub.

Thank you!!!

Jhon Cappuccio
Computer Science Engineer

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