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Hi, Me again, I've now got both my Epsons (old 800, new refurb 3000) plugged into a PortXpander and thence into my Mac G3. If I want to switch printers, I have to choose the other port in the PortXpander and then choose the other printer in the Chooser. Sometimes I have to "rechoose" repeatedly, because the Mac does not recognize the printer I have chosen. Also, when I shut down the computer, I have to FIRST shut down BOTH printers, or else the printer power lights flash after the computer is shut down and the printer proceeds to print endless test sheets that say "pppp`ppp`ppppppp`` pppppp," etc. On the other hand, if I shut the printers off before shutting down, when I reboot the computer and turn the printers back ON, they do an entire prime cycle each time. Seems like this is a waste of ink and energy and time. Does anyone have the same setup as me and know what to do, or can anybody offer an idea to avoid this situation? I would like to leave both printers on all the time, but that now seems impossible. Pat - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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