1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 9, 2009 7:32 AM by Grant Bennet-Alder
Hazel S Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I cannot get the old warhorse to trot with Snow Leopard. Is there any way around this, I can't get on with anything until I find one! Apart from reverting to 10.5, that is.

Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: Laserwriter Pro 630
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)
    These are Postscript level 2 printers that do not support LPR/LPD. All these printers are LocalTalk printers. Except for those marked (Ethernet) they also need a converter from AppleTalk-over-Ethernet to AppleTalk/LocalTalk to print from Macs newer than the Beige G3 and with Mac OS X through 10.5.

    Personal LaserWriter NTR
    Personal LaserWriter 320
    LaserWriter Select 360
    LaserWriter 4/600 PS

    LaserWriter IIf
    LaserWriter IIg (Ethernet)
    LaserWriter Pro 600
    LaserWriter Pro 630 (Ethernet)

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    Appletalk Printer Access Protocol has been dropped from Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    There was a substantial discussion about this issue recently, which ran over a hundred posts:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2073321&tstart=0

    To summarize, your options are:
    • Get a USB-to-parallel or USB-to-serial converter to plug into some other port on the printer.
    • Get a Mac running pre-Snow_Leopard, connect it to your network, and have it share the printer with the other Macs. Peggy, queen of the AppleWorks forum, suggests using a Mac Mini. An old laptop may also be a solution.
    • Get a third-party printerserver from a major vendor such as Hewlett-Packard.