Dell 1100 Laserprinter WORKS with OS X!!!

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  1. skibob1027 macrumors member

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    All,

    I just switched to Macs about 3 months ago, and my only real problem was that my Dell 1100 Laserprinter would not work at all with my Intel iMac - I searched MacRumors, Google, Yahoo! - you name it, I checked. Finally, though, I found a solution through an obscure blog comment (which I just happened to run by).

    If you have a Dell 1100, you can use the following link and download both programs and it will work:

    http://www.linuxprinting.org/macosx/samsung-gdi/

    First, install both drivers, then go set up your printer as a Samsung ML-1210, and you should be good to go. It worked for me at least!
     
  2. willnotaprince macrumors newbie

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    Legend! Worked For My Dell 1100 And Macbook

    THANKS skibob, extra pleasure to my new macbook black that arrived today:D
     
  3. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Please, stop bragging. Your making me jealous. :D
     
  4. skibob1027 thread starter macrumors member

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    No problem, fine sir. I know I was super frustrated that my printer wouldn't work! I mean, the 1100 is only a $90 printer, but it's still perfectly good and well suited for my needs. I really didn't want to have to buy another one.

    I have had a couple of issues with it stalling between pages and such - but it gets the job done. Eventually I plan on upgrading to a color laserjet! :-D
     
  5. Fuzzbear macrumors regular

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    Update

    I know this is digging up an old thread from the dead, I recently purchased a MBP and soon after a Time Capsule.

    I was able to get my dell 1100 to print using the method above when the printer is hooked directly to the MBP via usb.

    After installing a Time Capsule and moving the printer to the USB port on there it now takes 25-30 minutes for a one page document to spool and print to the printer.

    anyone else have a similar problem? or suggestions for a solution?

    The printer works fine via Time Capsule with Windows XP and Bonjour fyi.
     
  6. bingocaller macrumors newbie

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  7. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    Wow you were really digging in the old stuff to find this thread LOL
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  9. anavarro34 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks skibob1027

    I was able to install the Dell 1100 on my MBP.

    Thank you very much!
     
  10. janhege macrumors newbie

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  11. ptbooth macrumors newbie

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    driver for OS 10.8?

    I couldn't get the Samsung driver for ML-1710 to install onto OS 10.8.

    Is my Dell 1100 just too old now? Any ideas to get it to work on OS 10.8?

    Thank you.
     
  12. BGEO macrumors newbie

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    Success with Dell 1100 printer on 10.7.5 OS X

    Hey,

    After attempting to download CUPS and SPLIX drivers unsuccessfully, I went to odesk to hire someone with greater skills. That resulted in exploring "that Dell is not supported by Mac."

    Directly, it does seem futile. Indirectly I have success. Upon searching Samsung's printers drivers download site, I found out that their Samsung ML-2010 photo is exactly the same image as my Dell 1100. So I went to my Mac Printer settings and choose that model as the Dell 1100 printer I had already installed and hit "apply."

    I got the printer to work fine. No need to upload CUPS or Splix. Just use Mac's drop down menu and hit ML-2010. Voila.

    Piece of cake.:):p
     

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