Delete the printer (MacOS X), and then add it back again

Article ID: ART160388 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Delete the printer (MacOS X), and then add it back again


Deleting /Adding the Printer to the Printer List (Mac OS X)

Note: After confirming that the cable is connected and the printer is powered on, perform the following:

*Instructions below are for Mac OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x. Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x users, click here.

  1. In the Apple menu, open System Preferences.

  2. Open Print and Fax.

  3. Be sure that the printer to be deleted is highlighted in the Printers section.

  4. Click the Minus (-) sign, then click 'OK' on the confirmation message. The printer is deleted.

  5. To add the printer, click the Plus (+) sign.

  6. Select the printer to add, then click 'Add'.

  7. The printer is added.

Deleting /Adding the Printer to the Printer List (Mac OS X ver 10.3.x and 10.4.x)

  1. Open Applications, and Utilities, and double-click the 'Printer Setup Utility' icon.

    Note: Printer Setup Utility has a different name, depending on the Mac OS X version. In versions prior to Mac OS X 10.3.x, double-click the Print Center icon. The above is an image using Mac OS X Ver. 10.3.x. The display in prior versions appears different. The images are an example using the i80 model.

  2. Highlight the printer you wish to delete and click 'Delete' .

  3. Click 'Add' on the toolbar.

  4. Select 'USB' from the pop-up menu (10.2x and 10.3x OS's)

  5. Select the printer name you are using, and click 'Add' (The printer you are using is added to the Printer List dialog).

    10.3 screen

    10.4 screen

    Re-adding the printer to the Printer List is complete.



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