I must be a moron. I am Timothy Holt. I have just logged as Timothy Holt, but I guess I am replying to myelf as an alien. Never came to grips with the difference between mac.com and me.com.
Still struggling with this piece of garbage printer. I also started a forum on the HP site where someone suggested I re-install the system on my laptop. Well, did one better, went out an bought a new one. Now running:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B0E
SMC Version (system): 1.69f1
Serial Number (system): C02FL09SDF91
Hardware UUID: F67A3FCE-367A-5E37-AA32-7F9F606B9C74
Sudden Motion Sensor:
I have run Disk Ultility. I have evenbooted from an external drive, run Tech Tool pro and rebuilt all thedirectories.
VueScanfound an HP Officejet A910, but wasn't able to find a 64-bit Intel plugin forthis scanner. Try downloading a 64-bit Intel driver for this scanner fromwww.hp.com. To try to use the 32-bit Intel plugin, click on the VueScan iconwhile holding the control key, choose 'Get Info' and check the 'Open in 32-bitmode' box.
HPOfficejet Pro 8500 A910:
Print Server: Local
Driver Version: 3.1
PPD: HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910
PPD File Version: 3.1
PostScript Version: (3011.104) 0
CUPS Version: 1.4.6 (cups-218.28)
Fax support: No
Scanning support: Yes
Scanning app: -
Scanning app (bundleID path): -
Still wont work.
Anyone want a boat anchor or door stop? That appears all it is good for. It will scan using preview, but that's almost as useless as the HP software that comes with it.
Except for buying the new one, I have had very similar experience with my 8500 A910. All print options (USB, WiFi, AirPrint, ePrint), seem to work, but HP Scan3 fails to communicate, and just generally fails. I have a sheaf of missives from and to HP Support, with their last one, pointing out the OS of my iMac. (It's been updated at least twice (now 10.6.8) since it came out of the box less than a year ago. I concur with your statement: "It will scan using preview, but that's almost as useless as the HP software that comes with it." I'm hoping for my own replacement, I guess.