5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2008 4:04 PM by baltwo
jsbs Level 1 Level 1
I have an HP LaserJet 1020.

HP tell me they don't support a driver for this printer for a Mac.

Does Mac provide a driver for this printer?

a generic driver that might work?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9
    They're lying or you haven't installed the HP drivers. See http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/hpprinterdriver11.html for the 1.1 one and http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/application_updates/hpprinterdriver1 11.html for the one issued Thursday. In /Library/Printers/hp/laserjet/ there's a folder entitled 1020Series which should be what you're looking for.
  • jsbs Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for your help. I will hook the printer up tomorrow morning and try the solutions in the links you provided.

    I downloaded the HP driver updates. I am new to Mac and didn't realize I had to "install" them. I can't find the "download" folder readily, so I'll just re-work it from scratch.

    Here is the reply form HP.

    Hello Bill,

    Thank you for contacting HP Total Care.

    I understand that your are trying to install the Laserjet 1020 on your mac ...this unit is not supported on the Macintosh system therefore there are no drivers available.

    You may receive an e-mail survey regarding your e-mail support experience. We would appreciate your feedback.

    For information on keeping your HP and Compaq products up and running, please visit our Web site

    HP Total Care

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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9
    Install the drivers (downloads are where ever you set your default browser for it to be. In Safari, it's under Preferences->General->Save downloaded files to->Choose. Once they're installed, send HP a follow-up and ask them why the 1020Series laserjet stuff won't work.
  • jsbs Level 1 Level 1

    I'm still stumped.

    I downloaded the 1.1.1 driver file and installed it. there is no driver there for the HP Laserjet 1020

    I chose "other" and went to the "library," found the 1020 folder and it does not contain any drivers that I can determine.

    Any other suggestions or sources would be welcomed.

    I can't believe this Mac will not work with that printer.

    Bill Jarrett
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9
    Then, you have a hosed installation. These are in mine:

    hp LaserJet Cleaning Utility.app dtd 9/12/08 and all of these dtd 11/24/07

    Boot with the install disk, reinstall the HP printer stuff and download and install the 1.1 and 1.1.1 updates.