Great. You want to quickly print out a few receipts after starting work and what happens there? The printer (a Samsung ML-3471ND black and white laser printer, which performed very well in test results) doesn't do it and reports an error message: "Internal Error Power On / Off - RIP" - no joke! "RIP" was really there! Since then, the printer is no longer available on the network and no longer prints. Switching it off and on did not help. It then restarts and "Ready" appears on the display, but as soon as a new print job arrives, it switches back to "Internal Error". I then emailed this description of the error to Samsung support.
The Samsung support emailed me back to my request that I should take the printer to a service technician. However, since I don't feel like doing it because I have to print receipts every day, I tried it out a bit: The first thing I did was print out a test page from the printer's menu. It worked. Then I thought to myself that so much can't be broken if he even creates a test page.
The next step was to remove the LAN connection and plug in the good old USB cable. And lo and behold: the printer also prints via USB without grumbling or grumbling. Now there are not many options: If the network card in the printer is broken, my LAN cable is defective or the time capsule to which the printer is connected is refusing network service - from my point of view this is the most unlikely thing. I will report on how things will proceed here ... now I have to use the time when the printer feels fit enough to do its job and print out a few urgent things! ;-)
Update April 08.04.2014th, XNUMX: Today I had the RIP error message again, but also on the USB port. After some trial and error, it turned out that it was due to a receipt from Facebook, which was apparently a defective PDF. Whenever I tried to print it, I got this error message. When printing from Adobe Acrobat, I even got the message that he hadn't found any pages to print - very strange. My solution for this: import PDF into Photoshop and print from it. That went. :-)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.