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HT1444 I just bought an HP deskjet 3510 printer. I have a MAC OX X 10.5.8. I can't install it unless it is version 6. Any suggestions as to what I can do?

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I just bought an HP deskjet 3510 printr and I can't install it.  It tells me I have to have MAC OX S version 6.  How can I upgrade to this version?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • jennakim Calculating status...

    Found a way to utilize the HP Deskjet 3510 with the MacBook OSX 10.5.8!

     

    As you may know, there is NO existing HP printer driver useable between this printer and the OSX10.5.8 (you need OSX 10.6 or higher)  However, it IS possible to use the printer and even print from it - however, it is a bit complicated.  Read the PROS vs. CONS and see if you want to proceed OR...if you can, return it and get your money back.  Unfortunately for me I didn't have this option - if I returned it, I will lose 55% of what I paid for return shipping and restocking! ).

     

    PROS: You can print documents, photos, files, etc.
    CONS: You can't print it directly as you would a normal printer. It will not work either with USB or via wireless. It must be sent as a document via e-mail (more explained later!)

     

    PROS: Copy/Scan-To-Print function works without needing a driver installed. 
    CONS: Scan-To-Computer function will not work because there is no driver compatible.

     

    PROS: Documents sent to you via email (on a personalized HP email address) will be printed out automatically when received.  You don't even have to be there to receive the email!
    CONS:  It WILL print automatically.  You can turn off this function but you will have to remember to turn it on everytime you need to print.

     

    OKAY.  Here it goes.  This model of HP Printer (Deskjet 3510) has a function called ePrint (you can find more info at http://www.hp.com/global/us/en/eprint/). Basically it is a wireless function on the printer that as long as you have Wifi at your home or business, you can connect this printer virtually.  This ePrint works with any computing devises, including MacBooks, Mac Desktops, iPhone, iPad, and iPad Mini - it will NOT work with iPods or any devise that does not have internet/wifi capability.

     

    This is what you need to do: Set up the Deskjet 3510 as if you would any other printer. That means, remove it from the box, unpack it, plug it in, follow instructions on the mini-screen (for date, language, etc), install cartridge, print test sheets, scan test sheet, etc.  Make sure that the machine actually works!


    Then comes the tricky part:  You will notice three buttons on the bottom.  Left one is the Power Button.  Right side has two buttons: first is the Wifi button, second is the ePrint button.  Before ePrint can be set up, you need to set up the printer for Wifi. 

     

    CLICK on the Wifi Button (a flashing blue light) and look on the bottm left.  There is a menu section with 'Settings" - CLICK the button left of that menu (above the power button) you will see the wireless menu.  Make sure the Wireless is "On" and Wireless Direct also "On".  Use the arrows on the right of the screen to go up and down the menu, "OK" button to select it. 

     

    At that same menu, scroll down to "Print Report" and click "OK".  Select the second option "Configuration Page" and print out the page.  If everything went smoothly with the Wifi connection, you will be able to see information.  Look for the URL(s) for Embedded Web Server on the page, either on the top by the General Information or under Wireless Direct.  You need the Server address for the next step.  Mine looked like this:

     

    http://192.168.223.1  (last four digits of yours may differ)

     

    Go up to your Airport Wifi menu and look for something like "HP-Print-44-Deskjet 3510 series".  Select that from the Wifi menu (from this point, you will NOT be on the internet).  Once you see the Wifi signal pop in, on the address bar of your web browser, type in your Server address in the address bar (http://192.168....). 

     

    Then you will see a

  • jennakim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Found a way to utilize the HP Deskjet 3510 with the MacBook OSX 10.5.8!

     

    As you may know, there is NO existing HP printer driver useable between this printer and the OSX10.5.8 (you need OSX 10.6 or higher)  However, it IS possible to use the printer and even print from it - however, it is a bit complicated.  Read the PROS vs. CONS and see if you want to proceed OR...if you can, return it and get your money back.  Unfortunately for me I didn't have this option - if I returned it, I will lose 55% of what I paid for return shipping and restocking! .

     

    PROS: You can print documents, photos, files, etc.
    CONS: You can't print it directly as you would a normal printer. It will not work either with USB or via wireless. It must be sent as a document via e-mail (more explained later!)

     

    PROS: Copy/Scan-To-Print function works without needing a driver installed. 
    CONS: Scan-To-Computer function will not work because there is no driver compatible.

     

    PROS: Documents sent to you via email (on a personalized HP email address) will be printed out automatically when received.  You don't even have to be there to receive the email!
    CONS:  It WILL print automatically.  You can turn off this function but you will have to remember to turn it on everytime you need to print.

     

    OKAY.  Here it goes.  This model of HP Printer (Deskjet 3510) has a function called ePrint (you can find more info at http://www.hp.com/global/us/en/eprint/). Basically it is a wireless function on the printer that as long as you have Wifi at your home or business, you can connect this printer virtually.  This ePrint works with any computing devises, including MacBooks, Mac Desktops, iPhone, iPad, and iPad Mini - it will NOT work with iPods or any devise that does not have internet/wifi capability.

     

    This is what you need to do: Set up the Deskjet 3510 as if you would any other printer. That means, remove it from the box, unpack it, plug it in, follow instructions on the mini-screen (for date, language, etc), install cartridge, print test sheets, scan test sheet, etc.  Make sure that the machine actually works!


    Then comes the tricky part:  You will notice three buttons on the bottom.  Left one is the Power Button.  Right side has two buttons: first is the Wifi button, second is the ePrint button.  Before ePrint can be set up, you need to set up the printer for Wifi.

     

    CLICK on the Wifi Button (a flashing blue light) and look on the bottm left.  There is a menu section with 'Settings" - CLICK the button left of that menu (above the power button) you will see the wireless menu.  Make sure the Wireless is "On" and Wireless Direct also "On".  Use the arrows on the right of the screen to go up and down the menu, "OK" button to select it.

     

    At that same menu, scroll down to "Print Report" and click "OK".  Select the second option "Configuration Page" and print out the page.  If everything went smoothly with the Wifi connection, you will be able to see information.  Look for the URL(s) for Embedded Web Server on the page, either on the top by the General Information or under Wireless Direct.  You need the Server address for the next step.  Mine looked like this:

     

    http://192.168.223.1  (last four digits of yours may differ)

     

    Go up to your Airport Wifi menu and look for something like "HP-Print-44-Deskjet 3510 series".  Select that from the Wifi menu (from this point, you will NOT be on the internet).  Once you see the Wifi signal pop in, on the address bar of your web browser, type in your Server address in the address bar (http://192.168....).

     

    Then you will see a web page of inner workings of your computer.  It's quite amazing actually!

     

    Look for a section that shows Wireless Setup Wizard and follow to make sure you're set up to your network and connected to the internet.  Choose your wireless network name, put the password in. It should connect to your network.  Do the same for the ePrint section.

     

    Switch back to your Wifi network (via Airport so you would have internet access), go to https://h30495.www3.hp.com/c/46324/US/en/ to set up your printer with HP for ePrint.  This is where you get that private email address at HP (you can personalize it as well) so that any device that can email you can send documents, photos and files to be printed directly.

     

    SO the trick to printing with a MacBook OSX 10.5.8 with the HP Deskjet 3510 is this: Once you set up your private email address (let's say it's sendmedocs@hpeprint.com) you can send attachments via email as if you were writing yourself (both the email AND the attachment will print!) or when you are about to print a file or a photo, select from the Print menu, the PDF section where you have an option to Mail PDF.  It will connect with Mail Program, send it to sendmedocs@hpeprint.com (or whatever your private email name is : **********@hpeprint.com) and it will print the file without printing an email header.

     

    PRINTING NOTE: If you are printing a photo, you can set your presets to Photo print so that it will come out nice.  If you happened to be by your computer during the printout, you can install the photo paper (flush it to the right side) or else it will just print on normal paper.


    NOTE:If at any step the printer won't recognize the Wifi connection or ePrint, turn off the printer, count 30 seconds and restart it.  Mine worked fine after that!

     

    Whew~! Hope this was clear and was helpful!  Best wishes!

  • hayleyalina Calculating status...

    Hey everyone,

                          I have a better solution!!!! I refused to belive that this printer (HP deskjet 3510) wouldnt work with my 10.5.8 because im stubborn and hardheaded lol. Anyways follow my steps and you will be wireless printing in no time.

    1. setup printer and then follow printer directions on printer screen to connect to your wifi (printer display should read your network name when finished)

    2. Go into system preferences, choose print & fax under Hardware section. Now add a printer, your HP deskjet should be available, click it.

    3. at the "Print Using" select a driver to use - choose the HP Deskjet F4200 series.

    4. Print something and choose the 3510 for the job.

    5. Celebrate!!!!!

     

    If this doesnt wok, print a report from the printer and put the printers ip address into your url. This should bring up the Printers info. Go to networks and run wireless setup wizard. Follow that then repeat my steps above.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • Elena052184 Calculating status...

    Hi Jennakim

    Everything was going well, until I went to airport wifi and found the hp piping ...... It asked for a password.  What should I put in? Thank you!!!!!

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