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Hint unsuccessful at the PC-side
Authored by: isalkind on Nov 07, '02 07:39:01PM

I also followed the instructions dilligently and received the same error message when attempting to configure from the windows side. I stumbled across another hint here today that helped me get through it (see

Here's the changes to the instructions that worked for me:
1) There is an apparent limitation on the windows side to printer names of length 10.
2) At step 11 when configuring the printer on the mac side, choose Raw for the make
and Raw Queue for the model.

That's all the changes I needed to get my Epson Stylus Color 600 printer to work from windows (Win2K). This is obviously not an exact science as I've seen numerous different instructions; your milage may vary.


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Hint unsuccessful at the PC-side
Authored by: kennyfett on Dec 19, '02 03:21:24PM

I am living proof that the combination of the original article plus your hint makes it work!

I did it with a Deskjet 842C, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why the tip wasn't working...I had my printer name as DESKJET_840C_WIN, and I kept getting the same error message that the printer didn't exist.

I read your addendum, changed the printer to DESKJETWIN, and....success!

Thanks a MILLION!

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'WINC80' & Raw
Authored by: secundar on Jan 31, '03 07:03:21AM

I change the first name i used from WindowsC80 to WINC80 - even though it was 10 char. I also change the cue to Raw as prescribed. Got a nice windows test page!

Thanks, all!

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