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4672 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2010 6:50 PM by Brent D.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2010 8:21 AM (in response to Bruce De Benedictis)Thanks for your reply. I did find a thread on this subject and I will purchase a Parallel to USB cable. I find it hard to believe that the solution is that simple but it obviously is.Mirrord Door G4, Mac OS 9.2.x
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 2:08 PM (in response to Joseph Rabushka)I spoke too soon or I’m doing something wrong.
I connected a Parallel to USB cable to my Laserwriter Select 360 and to my Mac Mini. When I click on the sign to add a printer a USB 2.0 printer appears in the box, however when I select it, it says the printer is off line and the Add button is grayed out. I then selected the Laserwriter Select 360 software in the lower box and the Add button came to life. But when I click on it nothing happens!
Ideas will be appreciated.New Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to Bruce De Benedictis)Thanks so much Bruce. I downloaded USBTB and installed it. The Laserwriter Select 360 then appeared in my printer que as USB2.0-Printer. I added the printer but when I tried to print I got a message that there was a communication problem. I then selected the Laserwriter select 360 software in the lower box and the printer now works perfectly.
So: to summarize, all that is needed is an inexpensive Parallel to USB cable, a free download of USBTB, select the correct printer software, and your Laserwriter select 360 is good to go in Snow Leopard.
Thank you again.Mirrord Door G4, Mac OS 9.2.x
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2010 6:50 PM (in response to Joseph Rabushka)Wow!
This rocks! I have been wondering why my brand new USB to Parallel cable wasn't allowing me to set up my Laserwriter Pro 630, and have spent a little bit of time manually poking around the forums to see what others have been experiencing. Only by pure persistence and a bit of luck did I find this thread, and in so doing, found reference to USBTB!
The odd part is that the installer asks you to select a specific printer, and the Apple printers are not on the list. When I hit Cancel on that screen (the manual print-driver selection screen), the installer finished, and just as the OP noted, I was suddenly able to add my printer using the standard Add Printer dialog (I just had to select the Printer Driver in that screen!)
Thanks so very much for posting your experience here!iMac 27" i7, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Airport Extreme, Airport Express Network, iPhone and a LW Pro 630!