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WF-2530 Printer doesn't print - get message - Filter failed

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Printer doesn't print - get message - Filter failed
What does that mean? I had no problem printing two days ago, and this message just appeared.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Filter Failed is typical of a failure or corruption of a printer driver, on a MAC OS X or Apple system.

If you will tell me what MAC OS X version you have on your computer (as shown by

apple menu - About This MAC

... the 10.X version # ***** is...), and whether your printer is networked, or connected directly to the computer with a USB cable currently, I will give you exact instructions on how to do a full uninstall, restart, and reinstall of your affected driver.