Yosemite for Mac Kills Epson Stylus NX420 Printer… and Presumably More
While fiddling in the App Store on my Mac (never even knew this existed till recently) I noticed that Mac OS X “Yosemite” was available for free. Why not upgrade, right?
Well, I should have remembered the last OS upgrade Maverick and how much of a hassle that was. Oops. So what was meant to be a quick update turned out taking an hour and afterwards, my Epson printer stopped working. Crap!
I would print something but it would just get stuck in the printer queue. Pausing/resuming it did nothing; deleting and retrying also nothing. Turning off the printer, nope. Restarting my computer was also useless.
A quick search on Google led to the following solution:
- Open App Store on your Mac
- Check for Updates
- You should see an update from Epson, install it.
- Once done, you’ll need to restart your computer for it to work.
- Print, you should be good to go.
Oh ya, another annoying thing about Yosemite is that my computer seems to be running slowly, restart takes forever (like 4 minutes!) and all of my Adobe CS5 software wouldn’t load till after I installed some Java Runtime dealio. Ah, the agony.