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Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication Erroron: May 31, 2022 at 5:20 pm
I took Marks advice…. Though as usual when I do something it never comes easy….
I did the printing system reset.
I downloaded and re-installed the latest Epson drivers
I added the printer
I then attached the ethernet cable between the printer and Mac Studio… (I have the base modelMac Studio with 2T)
For some reason I was unable to get the Studio and P900 to talk to one another via ethernet …I played with the system network pref for some time to no avail….
I left the Mac Studio and P900 connected via cable and did another system printing reset… This time when installing the drivers the Epson connect popped up and this allowed me to set up the ethernet connection. The only difference between my first attempt and second was already having the ethernet cable attached but who knows I may have done something wrong on the first attempt?
So the P900 is working again via the ethernet cable and that was the goal….. but..heh….. when I did that system printing reset it blew out my drivers for a Brother laser printer… and now I can’t get the Studio to recognize newly downloaded drivers for that printer…. but for now I don’t care…ha I can print photos again and can find other ways to get to the office printer…
Gives me something to do when I’m not printing photos…
Thanks & Cheers
GeorgeRe: Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication ErrorReply #1 on: May 30, 2022 at 11:09 pm
Its so comforting to know someone else with a new computer and Monterey also had Epson printing issues… LOL
Thats the fun in getting new toys… weeks of trouble shooting.
I will do as you recommend. As always thank you for sharing your expertise.
Wish you all the best with your gallery show…
I too send along best wishes for speedy recovery….Re: Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication ErrorReply #2 on: May 30, 2022 at 9:41 pm
I just used the epson media installer and it seems to have updated the media types on the computer…… I didn’t think about that at first because I thought it only updated the printer ….
GeorgeRe: Epson P900 Filter Failed_Communication ErrorReply #3 on: May 30, 2022 at 9:28 pm
Thanks Kevin….. Man is that a depressing article….lol… I do hope my future printing does not include having to deal with that nightmare….
I did deleted and re-add the Epson driver (from Epson’s Site)… and the printer is now found by the computer but…the article indicates I may be dealing with this again soon?..
When I re-added the driver …. my print dialogue box in lightroom of course lost all of my presets and also has lost all the Epson Media Types… Legacy Platine….etc…
All I wanted to do is make a print and now 4 hours latter I’m still trouble shooting… Not sure how to get the media types back into play…or why they didn’t install with the driver in the first place.
Thanks for your input….
GeorgeRe: Epson PrintersReply #4 on: May 30, 2022 at 8:35 pm
About a week ago I migrated to a Mac Studio with Monterey.
Though I had used USB for the main connection with the P900 on my old iMac (never never had an issue) I switched to the Wifi method on the new computer.
For the last four or five days the connection has worked…. Today I tried to print and the computer could not find the printer…I keep getting communication error and Failed Filter Error.
I thought maybe something wrong with the Wifi connection so I went back to the USB method but I’m getting the same errors?…
I’ve re-booted the computer and printer… and tried the method of unplugging the printer for a min plus… So far nothing works…
I printed last night with no issues… have no clue what could change in a few hours…
Any ideas would be appreciated…. Meanwhile I’ll go back to google searches…