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Installing Printers on Intel iMac

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  • Blue Moon Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2006 12:39 PM (in response to tivoboy)
    I wouldn't bother at this stage even trying. Try speaking to someone at HP support to see if they have a suitable driver first. You never know you may get lucky!!
    IMac4.1, Mac OS X (10.4.4), 2GHz Intel Dual Core
  • Carl Chamberlain Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2006 1:56 PM (in response to Rod Assassa)
    I have installed 2 HP Laserjet 1020s on 2 Intel iMacs now. Both times I had to install it a couple of times and 'poke around' changing things and restarting the Mac - and both times it eventually worked. I wish I could be more specific - but there didn't seem any logic to it at the time. They have both worked solidly and without problems since though.
    Intel iMac 17 : Mac Mini 1.25 : iBook G3 600, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • tivoboy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 7, 2006 2:00 PM (in response to Carl Chamberlain)
    how? How did you do the install?
    intel imac with noisy fan!, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • J Morris Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2006 2:02 PM (in response to tivoboy)
    I got an epson cx4200, and HP PSC 1610 to work on my Core Duo. I had to install the drivers several times, but on about the third time, it worked. If you manually install the printer you may have to look up and down the list, because it created more than one HP folder for my drivers.
    iMac Intel Core Duo 17" 1.83ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • WebSailor Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Feb 7, 2006 2:08 PM (in response to Sharon Gozalkowski)
    Take a look at this apple info page. ...


    ... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301175



    I find it interesting that this list of supported printers also includes my old Epson Stylus 500 - which has parallel and serial ports only. But I was happy to find my old Epson Stylus 740 is still being supported in Tiger.
    20" Intel iMAC, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • iMacfly Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Feb 7, 2006 5:27 PM (in response to Rod Assassa)
    "Evidently, there is a problem with printing on an Intel Mac that has nothing to do with the OS." That sounds right. I had my Deskjet 812C working on a new Mac Mini with the latest OSX build and it worked very good with the drivers OSX installs. On my MaciNtel I get garbled text. It looks like it identifies my printer but it doesn't print well. If I do a cartridge cleaning all of the text looks normal. Well, we are the beta testers;)

    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo   Mac OS X (10.4.4)  
  • rogerdee123 Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2006 5:38 PM (in response to iMacfly)
    In another forum someone had no problem installing my printer model but after some discussion it was determined that he was connecting via ethernet.

    So it would be useful to know if those who are having these printer problems are only using USB connected printers or are the problems also being encountered while using ethernet? i.e. does the problem lie with the USB port perhaps?

    My problem is connecting the 20 inch dual intel iMac via USB to a HP2550 color laserjet.
    intel iMac, G4 Powerbook 17", G5 2.7 Dual Processor, G3iMac, G4iMac, other Macs, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Carl Chamberlain Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Feb 7, 2006 6:11 PM (in response to tivoboy)
    I ran the install program - and the printer didnt show up as a choice - but ran install again and messed about trying diffent HP models that did show - eventually 1020 showed up there. Vague i know, but it worked twice. Absolutely no problem in use
    Intel iMac 17 : Mac Mini 1.25 : iBook G3 600, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Rod Assassa Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2006 6:15 PM (in response to rogerdee123)
    I had problems with both directly connected via USB and Ethernet connected via Airport Extreme. Same results.
    20" iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.4), 20" iMac G5, 17" Powerbook, Airport Extreme, Airport Express
  • iMacfly Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Feb 7, 2006 8:03 PM (in response to rogerdee123)
    My problem is with a USB connected printer.
    iMac 17" Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • Hans-Joachim Fabry Calculating status...
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    Feb 8, 2006 7:07 AM (in response to Mark@Holliers)
    Had that problem on my iMac 17" Core Duo. After a couple of installation/de-installation attempts i found out that the printer drivers ARE installed correctly (a HP LaserJet 6P IP printer in may case), but for some reason didn't show up in the printer preference pane until i closed the system preferences and restarted them again. Printing works from all applicatons.

    cu/

    Hans-Joachim
  • Carl Chamberlain Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Feb 8, 2006 9:17 AM (in response to Hans-Joachim Fabry)
    Yes - this bears out my experience too. I wasn't quite sure what I did that got it to work - but it was quite possibly the same thing.
    Intel iMac 17 : Mac Mini 1.25 : iBook G3 600, Mac OS X (10.4.4)
  • rogerdee123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 11, 2006 6:37 PM (in response to Mark@Holliers)
    On another forum, someone was able to get their USB HP Printer working on the intel iMac using gimp-print drivers.

    I haven't tried it yet.
    intel iMac, G4 Powerbook 17", G5 2.7 Dual Processor, G3iMac, G4iMac, other Macs, Mac OS X (10.4.4)

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