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HP Laserjet Printer Question / OS 10.8

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Dec 29, 2012 4:24 PM

Has anyone found a way to use an HP Laserjet 4050TN printer with OS 10.8? Connected by Ethernet to Airport Express. Using latest HP printer driver v.12.2 for OSX, no utility support. It was working fine in OS 10.5.8.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to Campagnoloman)

    According to this the HP LaserJet 4050 Series should work. Try this direct Software Update page:



    If you are still having problems reset the printing system as described here, and add it again:


    Mac OS X: How to reset the printing system

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:10 PM (in response to Campagnoloman)



    Thanks for the summary description Campy.


    Upgrading from Snow Leopard or anything earlier sometimes results in previously configured printers not working. If they work, great, if not, you are better off wiping the slate clean by resetting the printing system.


    Of all the printers that worked in previous iterations of Mac OS, there are very few that can no longer function with Mountain Lion. Every one I bought since 1985 still works.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 10:12 PM (in response to Campagnoloman)

    The duplexer function may work. You have to look in a Print dialog for the settings since everything has been rearranged.


    First select Print from the usual File menu. If a Show Details button appears, click it. Then you will see a dropdown menu selection beneath the page orientation icons. Examining its options should reveal a selection for printer settings that will lead to paper handling, if the printer is so equipped.


    The drivers incorporating these functions still originate from HP. Apple merely distributes the drivers now. If the duplexer option does not appear, only HP will be able to fix it in a future driver update.


    ... the best suggestion the Applecare folks made was to post in the Support Communities!


    Good to know they're learning!


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