Did the Brother printer spec say it would run on OS 9 & is the driver the right one for OS 9?
What Mac model and what version of OS 9 is it running?
If you startup with the Shift key depressed, will the Mac startup with the printer connected?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to Texas Mac Man)
The driver for the printer was downloaded from the company's website. It is for the OS9. The installation was fine and successful. The mac is a Power Macintosh 7500/200. It is running OS 9.0.4 (all available updates installed already).
I tried the shift key approach right now (three times). Same as before, the mac freezes when the printer is connected. The printer is a Brother HL-5070N model.
i don't know which brother you got but a few years ago i bought the hl-2040 model and last year i got around to setting it up on my imac g3 running 9.2.2. i don't remember what i did to get it working but i do know that i installed the driver from a cd and not from a download.
I did install from CD (i downloaded on a different machine, a 2010 imac, burned a CD and installed from there). The dialog showed successful installation.
The Printer is an HL-5070N and the OS is 9.0.2.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to mola1969)
The HL-5070N appears to be a model with three different interfaces (Ethernet, parallel and USB). Which one are you using?
Please note that it is not allowed to connect a parallel printer to the SCSI port of a Macintosh computer. This may damage the devices involved.
Also, the HL-5070N system requirements mention a "Power Macintosh with an Apple original pre-installed USB port". That may or may not be of importance here.
Ethernet is probably the appropriate way of connecting this printer to a Power Macintosh 7500/200.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
Chapter 7 in the following manual could perhaps be of interest.
See also the pages 27-28 in the HL-5070N Quick Setup Guide.