How to fix the Oki Toner Waste Bin Full Error Jul 14, 2011 11:11 by Matt Bird
Are you experiencing an error on your Oki printer where the status is set to paused, with an error that reads like this:
- Oki Toner Waste Bin Full
- Oki OPC almost at end-of-life
- Oki Warning messages on files in your print queue
One of our lovely twitter friends, and printmaker/illustrator customer, Celia Hart recently bought to our attention an issue with her Oki printer, which we’ve found the answer for.
The new Mac OS X 10.6.8 update is causing problems with a select range of Oki printers. If you’re not using a Mac and still having this problem then let us know, as you’ll be experiencing a separate issue!
If you are sitting staring at a Mac nodding to yourself then don’t fret, read on below for how to resolve this issue.
Fixing the Oki Printer Error Message
Handily there are two ways to fix this issue. The first method is how our tech guru/technology-breaker-extraordinaire got past the issue when he recreated it in-house on his Mac (bringing the whole office down with him!). The second is the official Oki announcement found on their website.
Fixing it the Andy Way
- Make sure you install Snow Leopard Drivers for your printer from the Oki website
- Add your printer in “system preferences” -> Print & Fax
- Add an IP printer, ensuring protocol is set to LPD. Enter the IP of your printer then select the correct driver by selecting “print using” -> “Select Printer Software…”
- Find your printer, select and press Okay (Andy pro tip – use the search box to speed it up!) Then Press OK.
- Give your printer a nice name, Andy called his Andy, because he’s awesome.
- Happy printing!
Fixing it the Oki Way
For this example we will use ColourPrinter as the name of the printer affected by the 10.6.8 update.
- From the Finder menu choose Go, then Go to Folder.
- Enter /etc/cups/ppd in the Go to Folder dialog box and choose Go.
- Find the ppd named ColourPrinter.ppd. (This is the same name as the ColourPrinter in Print and Fax with a .ppd extension.)
- Drag the ColourPrinter.ppd to the Desktop.
- Open the ColourPrinter.ppd with TextEdit.
- At the end of the PPD add the following line exactly as written: *cupsSNMPSupplies: False
- Save the modified ColourPrinter.ppd to the Desktop.
- From the /etc/cups/ppd folder, move the original ColourPrinter.ppd to the trash. Authenticate when prompted.
- Drag the modified ColourPrinter.ppd from the Desktop to the /etc/cups/ppd folder. Authenticate when prompted.
- Printing should now work as expected. (You may have to start the print queue if it was previously paused.)
Please remember this is a temporary solution to the Oki Toner Waste Bin Full Error
Once apple provide a full resolution and update to this issue you will likely need to reinstall a fresh copy of the driver. But until then, this will help you print :)