color laserjet 2600n work with snow leopard?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by hakukani, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hawaii
    #1
    Does anyone know if color laserjet works with 10.6? It's not listed as supported in any list I've seen...
     
  2. macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Location:
    California
    #2
    My color laserjet 3800 works - I imagine the driver wouldn't be very different.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hawaii
    #3
    Color laserjet 3,xxx are listed, but the 2,xxx are not. I hope you're right.
     
  4. macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Location:
    California
    #4
    Possibly they just didn't test with the 2xxx
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    #5
    2600 and 3800 use significantly different drivers. I believe the 3800 supports postscript while the 2600 requires host-based printing support (generally meaning Windows only).
     
  6. macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Location:
    California
    #6
    Did not know that :-( Thought they all supported postscript.
     
  7. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    #7
    I have the exact same printer. For some reason Snow Leopard doesn't come with the drivers for it, even though I could swear it came with the Snow Leopard betas. But that doesn't matter because you can install the driver from HP's website. I've tested it and it seems to work 100%.

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...iesId=446153&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=219

    btw, I have a network install but I believe it's the same drivers, unlike in Windows where they are different driver set.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hawaii
    #8
    Thanks.

    If the 10.5 drivers work, I'm happy, since I've been using 10.5 with this printer. I'll upgrade as soon as my DVD comes from Amazon...
     
  9. macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #9
    The HP Color LaserJet 2600 is supported by HP on MacOS X. It requires a proprietary driver.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    #10
    I wasn't able to even see my 2600n on my network after installing SL on my MacBook (09).

    I douwnloaded the driver and installed it and still couldn't see it.

    However, I do have a Mac Mini on my network running 10.5 that I have set up to share the printer through Bon Jour.

    That works.

    If anyone has any detailed directions on how to get it to work directly (not shared), please post.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    #11
  12. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    #12
    My 2600n works fine as long as I am plugged directly into my computer. Problem is that I have the HP running to my Airport Extreme and have been printing wirelessly... this is not working. Any suggestions?
     
  13. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    #13
    I had exactly the same problem.

    What I did was go to System Preferences/Print & Fax and then proceeded to add the 2600n.

    I got an error message when I tried using the driver from the drop down menu. So I tried "Other" which opened the "Finder". I went to Desktop where the 2600n OS X 10.5 Installer was still "docked". I clicked the Installer icon and that seemed to have worked. My 2600n (on my Airport Extreme Network) was added and it worked.

    I don't know what I did right, but it worked. I didn't understand anything that I did ... I am a recent switcher from Windows, but I'm glad my 2600n is up and running at a network printer again.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Location:
    Switzerland
    #14
    I had the same problem. My 2600n is connected via Time Capsule. I followed the same procedure as above and it worked. But I don't know why and I've been using Macs since 1991. I hope we'll have a driver soon !!
     
  15. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    #15
    I followed the directions indicated above and the printer is now working, although it seems a lot slower than under 10.5.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hawaii
    #16
    Thanks all. I installed the driver from HP for 10.5, and it worked fine.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Location:
    Seattle
    #17
    Does anyone have the 2600n drivers working over Bonjour?

    I have (or had) my printer hooked up to an airport express and tucked out of the way. Unfortunately, I'm unabled to print via Bonjour in Snow Leopard. I need to take a laptop over to the printer to print. Less than ideal.
     
  18. Sko
    macrumors member

    Sko

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Location:
    Germany
    #18
    driver offers only basic support in 64bit apps

    The current drivers for the 2600n will print from any app, but advanced features are only available for 32bit apps (like manual duplex, layout and color settings).

    See posts from HP Mac Architect in Apple's forums on this topic.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hawaii
    #19
    Follow the instructions above, and your printer will work. I'm connected wirelessly through an airport extreme.
     
  20. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    #20
    Old mac

    same problem here - I have to print from my old iMac G4 to access the duplex feature!
     

Share This Page