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HP LaserJet 5M

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VividHeads Calculating status...
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I have an HP LaserJet 5M. How do I get the computer to print to this printer? It use to work in os 10.5
imac 2.0GHZ, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • mah dew Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 12:24 AM (in response to VividHeads)
    Could you provide a bit more detail? What type of connection is it using to hook up to the computer? Is it on the network or local?
    MacBook Aluminum Unibody 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Lovin' the Back-lit keyboard, 250GB hard drive, Boot Camp running Windows XP
  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,735 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 10:44 AM (in response to VividHeads)
    There are drivers for this printer included with Snow Leopard:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669?viewlocale=enUS&locale=jaJP

    Have you tried deleting and re-adding the printer?
  • HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 10:22 PM (in response to VividHeads)
    OK, it sounds like your LaserJet 5M is not set for DHCP (it has an IP address assigned to it. I'd leave your Linksys rounter on 192.168.1.1 and try to turn on DHCP on your 5M or give it an address in the 192.168.1.x range. It took me a whole bunch of digging, but I found out the steps for doing this from an old HP support doc. Sorry for the overly cryptic nature, but working with a 5M's control panel takes some time.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 11:07 PM (in response to VividHeads)
    Glad to hear you got it working! And thanks for posting the steps, hopefully this will help out someone else.

    Andrew
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • stenobeagle Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2009 7:56 PM (in response to VividHeads)
    Since updating with Snow Leopard, my HP LaserJet 3005dn pauses and will not print at all. HELP! I have tried everything. I do not think the drivers are working correctly. This is horrible!!! My printer is less than a year old!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • hamiller Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2009 11:45 PM (in response to stenobeagle)
    Seems like a new topic (HP lJ 3005dn). I have that exact same printer at Home. Wife loves it!

    Anyway, works great from 10.6. I did have to switch from AppleTalk to IP printing. I used the HP JetDirect Protocol. And I picked the HP LaserJet 3005 PPD (Printer). I used the drivers supplied with 10.6 and no additional SW.

    How do you have this printer connected? Did you install other SW or are you using the 10.6 out of the box SW? Have you deleted it and re-add it? Did you try resetting the printing system?

    This printer supports "Bonjour". So after you delete it, it should show up in the "Near by Printers" menu in the print dialog printer pop-up. If not, your IP address on the device is not set right. You can print a configuration page from the font panel of the printer. You can set an IP address there too...kind of painful, but what do you expect with a 2 line display. Remember to make sure the device in on the same subnet as your Mac. If you Mac is using DHCP, then set the printer the same way. The save and Powercycle it.

    Hope this helps
    Mac OS X (10.6)
  • stenobeagle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 9:26 AM (in response to hamiller)
    Thanks, Ham, for your help. I am hooking it up directly to my iMac via a USB cord. Still cannot get it to work. I don't know how to proceed here. I have deleted and re-added. I even reset the printer settings. I attempted the HP JetDirect info you gave but don't know if that has anything to do with a USB connection. This stuff can be so complicated. Any ideas from here are appreciated... Thanks!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • audiaudio Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 7:22 PM (in response to stenobeagle)
    I'm having the same "pause" problem. Samsung ML-1710 laser printer connected via Airport. I printed one page, then got stuck in an endless "pause."
     MacBook Pro 17 | 2.16G | 2G RAM | Seagate 100G 7200 | G5 Dual 2.5 | 2.5G RAM |, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone 3GS 16G
  • Philip Bauman Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2009 2:34 AM (in response to audiaudio)
    Using 3005 via USB and all jobs go to paused mode. I was able to print a test page via Printer Setup/Utility/Open Printer Utility/Device Information/Print Configuration Page.

    That is the only thing I can get to print.
    iMac Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Bschool Prof. Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2009 7:16 AM (in response to Philip Bauman)
    I also have the HP 3005dn connected via USB using 10.6.1 and its gets locked in pause mode. My university does not support 10.6.1 yet, but the main IT Mac guy came over anyway and worked on it for 30 minutes and could not figure it out. We reloaded the driver, tried a new cable, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Oct 5, 2009 11:27 PM (in response to stenobeagle)
    Yes, this is a new topic on an old thread. OK, that being said, check out [this|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10289447&#10289447] post for printer paused problems over USB with the 3005dn.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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