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HP PSC 500 Driver

1349 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2007 12:06 PM by chrisa5 RSS
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I need a driver for the HP PSC 500 Printer. www.hp.com doesn't have it for Mac, so I'm assuming that it didn't come with Leopard/my Mac.

Anybody know where to get it?
HP Pavilion a1120n/iBook G3 running 10.2.8, Windows XP, PC: 200GB HD, 3.06GHz, and 512MB RAM/Mac: 40GB HD, 900MHz, and 128MB RAM
  • HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Nov 21, 2007 12:28 PM (in response to pretty good, but not great)
    Nope, unfortunately we've never supported this printer on the Mac (at least on Mac OS X), so you won't find any drivers on HP.com. I did do some digging, and found a couple of threads talking about USB to Parallel adaptors (a pretty good one on Macintouch). After reading through them, I'd say your best bet may be to take a look at USBTB.

    http://buymelunch.org/printing/usbtb/

    It seems that quite a few people have had luck with this. Again, you milage may vary, and this configuration is in no way supported by HP, but you may be able to get it to work.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • chrisa5 Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2007 12:06 PM (in response to HP Mac Architect)
    THANK YOU!!!! Huge help! I don't even have an HP printer -- I have a Pentax Pocketjet II (with proprietary parallel/usb converter cable) and could not get the thing installed in Leopard. Was driving me nuts. Pentax wasn't able to help -- hadn't tested their existing os x drivers with Leopard. (Their driver would install - but the Macbook could not tell there was a printer installed via USB - simply didn't recognize that it existed. So when I would try to print to it, I would just get 'printer off-line' messages. And the printer would NOT show up in the system pref/printers boxes, nor would it allow me to manually 'add', because, as far as the Macbook Pro was concerned, the printer didn't exist.) So I downloaded this program from 'buymelunch' -- installed it -- was able to manually point it to the Pentax Pocketjet II CUPS driver -- and BINGO. I will DEFINITELY be buying that kid lunch!!!! Thank you, so much!
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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