Recently Jeff moved a PC and a printer to a different desk, and once everything was hooked back up he couldn't get the AS/400 to recognize the printer. He gets a message that states:
Device PAMPRT1 not available.
The status is 'Vary on pending'. The spool writer, labeled P9 shows the status as 'End'. He's tried starting it, but it keeps saying the device is not available. He can print through the network, so it is attached and the network is seeing the printer, but the AS/400 sees the printer as powered off or not available.
In addition to moving from one desk to another, he also upgraded to a different version of the iSeries Client. He removed the old version, which he believes was 4.2 (or .3) and installed 5.2.
If he emulates a print session, the printer will go active but that does not work for the way they use the printer. Typically someone will have a job waiting on their spool, they will tell it to print to P9(PAMPRT1) and it will go but because the PAMPRT1 is showed powered off/not available.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on or how to fix this?
-- Michelle Davidson, editor, Search400.com
September 6, 2005 8:40 AM
November 9, 2009 6:16 AM