Thanks for the quick reply.... and don't ask me HOW or why.... other than perhaps loud repeated and obscene screams but the MP 600 has been detected and has in fact printed something.
I just kept reinstalling and reconnecting the USB and somewhere along the line something 'connected.' I wish I knew what so there'd be some sort of satisfactory answer for others but alas let's just call it magic
Question is: How Long? -_Q