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Error 50 prevents printer installation

by schwine1 / October 23, 2007 2:34 AM PDT

Error message: "An error occurred while trying to add the selected printer. Error:-50."

When trying to re-install my printer (HP LaserJet 1320) to my computer (Mac OS X, version Tiger 10.4.10)
I receive the above error message, which prevents the re-installation of the printer. The printer is directly connected to the computer via usb and there is no network involved.

Here is the scenario:

From the Printer browser the printer type is selected from the Print Using drop-down menu, after which the above error message appears and ends the printer installation process.

Does anyone have any information on the Error 50 error message and how to overcome it?

Thanks for any tips.

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Check what others write at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 3:22 AM PDT
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so... does your printer have an ethernet (jet direct card)?
by boya84 / October 23, 2007 3:29 AM PDT

To overcome the issue, using that connection rather than USB looks to be a soluton.

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No Network Connection Involved
by schwine1 / October 23, 2007 12:23 PM PDT

The printer is not part of a network.
It's just one printer connected to one computer.
So I have to make due with the usb connection.

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But the question was whether you have
by boya84 / October 23, 2007 1:36 PM PDT

the ethernet card. I understand what your current configuration is - and that is not working. If the ethernet connection is there, why not use it - so you can print? Just because there's no other computer to share the printer does not mean you can't use the ethernet port.

You may need to invest in a little Ethernet hub - the last one I bought was one from AirLink, a 10/100 switch with 8 ports... for $9 when this one was on sale http://shop2.outpost.com/product/3711236?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

If you are already using the ethernet port on your computer to connect to the internet, that is no big deal - if there is another port on the internet router you are using, just use that - no hub required.

By the way, a computer connected to a printer via USB is a network even if you don't think it is.

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ethernet vs. usb
by schwine1 / October 23, 2007 5:08 PM PDT

I'm not familiar with connecting a printer to a computer with an Ethernet connection.
I'll look into this possibility and try it out if I am able to.
Thanks for the suggestion.

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