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Timothy Howard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey Everyone,
Does anyone know whether a HP LaserJet P1005 works with Mac OS X Leopard?
I'm using a MacBook Pro with Leopard installed.

Thanks in Advance,
Tim Howard

MacBook Pro Intel C2D 2.2Ghz, iMac G3 333Mhz Rev. D & PowerMac G4, Mac OS X (10.5.2), http://www.graphicgraffiti.com.au/
  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 Level 5 (5,030 points)
    Checking the HP website shows that they have a supported driver for up to 10.4.3.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=219&lc=en&cc=us&lang=en&produ ct=3435676&dlc=en

    You could try the 1.0.4 drivers on Leopard, they might work.
  • Timothy Howard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Bought the printer today, works a treat.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Tim.
  • MbbKK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi,
    I have been having substantial problems with drivers provided on the HP CD.
    I have the printer shared using Base Station pronter share (USB).
    I experience problems in hte grafic of the pref pane interface (controls out of place and non selectable)
    and in the dirver itself (jobs stop unexpectedly).
    Very unhappy about HP support. I only bought the printe because it had manual duplex and Brother did not but I regret the purchase. HP has some serious work to do in driver/softwarefo the Mac.
    I also have the "Utility" icon disabled in the printer pref pane so I cannot monitor my printer remotely. I am suessing this is more a Bonjour issue than anything to do with HP dirvers.

    Just felt like I had to leave a note...
  • alik55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree - HP drivers are unusable on Leopard - cannot change any advanced options, as the property sheet GUI is messed up. And when you go to HP site to download drivers, the latest that they have are for OSX 10.4.3 and you cannot even download them for Mac, unlike XP (imagine you lost your CD) - HP insists on mailng you a CD for $37. What a joke. I guess HP is really not Mac compatible. I returned the printer to the store to Staples and got Samsung ML-2510 instead. It is a bit louder than HP during warm up and printing, but it works fine with Mac. And has a plastic dust cover for the paper tray, unlike HP.
  • 3ccdmbp Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Is your P1005 still working under 10.5.3? I couldn't get my P1505 working - the P1505 shares the same drivers as the P1005. Thanks.
  • atreju85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine is not, unfortunately :/ I hope they fix it soon.
  • 3ccdmbp Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Unbelievable, thank goodness I returned my new HP printer. I can't believe HP doesn't support Leopard 10.5, it's not like they didn't have a heads up that Leopard would be released soon. Well, won't be buying HP products now with 10.6 around the corner.
  • Ronald Cox Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    The situation has changed: there's now a new driver available. Very recently, Hewlett Packard posted an OS X 10.5 Leopard compatible driver package for their P1000 and P1500 series Laserjet printers. See www.hewlettpackard.com (choose "software and driver downloads")

    Here is the release information:

    "Release Date: 2008-05-20 Version: 1.0.5

    This download package contains HP LaserJet P1000 and P1500 Series Mac OS X Installer with updated (universal binary) files. Full printing support for Mac OS X v10.3, v10.4, v10.5 PPC and Intel processor Macs is included with this download."

    This comes VERY late of course, but hopefully should solve the problems discussed in this thread.

    I bought an HP P1505 Laserjet two days ago. The driver that came with my printer was the old version, so I downloaded and installed the 10.5 compatible driver. I have printed to the P1505 no problem (directly over USB) from my MacBook running OS X 10.5.2.
  • IndrekSiitan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ron,

    what did you do to get it working? I installed the 1.0.5 drivers, and there's now a "/Library/Printers/hp/laserjet/HP1006" directory on my system, containing:

    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 7 mai 02:43 HP1006PDE.bundle
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 7 mai 02:43 HP1006PM.plugin
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 18 juuni 16:23 hp LaserJet Utility.app

    However, the P1005 does not appear in the drivers list under System Prefs.
  • Amazin1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. Cannot get new drivers to be recognized. Printer does not show up in list at all. I am running USB. As others have said, HP seems to be falling off wagon in last year or so.
  • Dave Z Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    I was looking at buying a P1005 this weekend. In snooping around HP's FTP site, I found the following driver download, which appears to be version 1.0.6 for the P1005:

    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software10/COL20946/bi-54970-4/

    There's a DMG file in there. Anyone want to give it a shot and see if it works any better in OS X 10.5?
  • IndrekSiitan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, I've made slight progress - the printer now works when connected locally:

    (Screenshot: http://tfr.cafe.ee/kama/p1005-2.png)

    However, if it's connected to the access point where I want it to be, the P1005 does not appear in the PPDPicker list:

    (Screenshot: http://tfr.cafe.ee/kama/p1005-1.png)

    Any ideas?
  • IndrekSiitan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    After some further glaring at the http://tfr.cafe.ee/kama/p1005-1.png screenshot it finally hit me that the window is named "PPDPicker".

    The P1005 driver is installed in: /Library/Printers/hp/laserjet/HP1006

    However, there's a directory /Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources with a whole bunch of .gz archives, and, low and behold, this matches the list of printers offered in PPDPicker.

    So, have I come to the correct understanding that I made a poor printer choice and just plain cannot print to a LPD-shared non-PostScript printer in Leopard?
  • greg sahli Level 7 Level 7 (25,000 points)
    So, have I come to the correct understanding that I made a poor printer choice and just plain cannot print to a LPD-shared non-PostScript printer in Leopard?

    Not exactly. What you didn't realize is that the driver from HP was written to only work with direct USB. The "standard" network protocols on OS X are provided by CUPS. You need a CUPS driver to do IP printing. Install the foo2zjs 3-part driver set and follow the directions:
    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/MacOSX/foo2zjs

    When using the LPD protocol, be sure to enter the correct queue name (port name) - it is a part of the printer address in that protocol!
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