2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 10:18 AM by 4stix
Ensve Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Folks

 

I desperately need some helping hand....

 

Today my old trusty printer died (HP 1510 print/scan/ copy) and I ran to buy another one because I need to finish some tax paperwork.

 

In a mad hurry, I didn't pay any attention to tech specs and I went home with brand new HP DeskJet 2510 All In One device. But !!! : ((

 

In my home office I still use Imac G5 with 10.4.11 which is still pretty good comp for office work but I found out that the HP 2510 don't officially support my Imac with Tiger. Only from 10.6 and later.... I know that Imac G5 can't run nothing above 10.5.

 

So, is there any way to "force" HP 2510 to somehow recognize my Imac G5? In "about my mac" on USB port, the HP 2510 is visible ....

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

Sven


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Imac G5
  • 1. Re: How to print with HP Deskjet 2510 with Imac G5 on Tiger ?
    Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (30,415 points)

    So, is there any way to "force" HP 2510 to somehow recognize my Imac G5?

     

    You may be able to get it to print with something like this:

     

    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php

     

    although i do not see taht modle on the "Supported Printers" page. You might look again.

     

    BUT that workabout does not support scanning, only printing.

     

    I think you need to return the printer and look to either Canon or Brother. Brother especially has been better about suporting older Mac OS versions but you'll still need to get a model number and search the maker's site BEFORE buying to see if they show older drivers for download.

  • 2. Re: How to print with HP Deskjet 2510 with Imac G5 on Tiger ?
    4stix Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    Hello Ensve, Thanks for the post. With this one, Mr. Jones is spot on. In order to get full functionality from the product, you would have to either update your MAC OS or look for an older model printer that may still support 10.4.11. Good Luck!

    I work for HP but my posts and replies are my own....Thank you!