hp 1000 laserjet with panther

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  1. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    a friend of mine wants to get an hp 1000 laserjet running on his new 20" iMac with panther...

    "hp has no drivers for mac for this printer.
    is there a way to use this printer with a mac. are there third party
    drivers or some other workaround to be able to print from panther to this
    printer."?


    any help would be great. thanks
     
  2. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

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    That printer is a host-based printer. It relies on the processor of the peecee to run the printer, as the printer has virtually no logic capabilities at all. Your friend should have bought a better printer that was platform independent. All over the box they come in they say windows only. Printers are cheap; he should just buy a new one.
     
  3. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    thanks for the heads up. i'll make sure to trash him.
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    The HP 1000 is a piece of junk (I work with printers all day).

    He needs to find at least an HP 1200 (now 1300).

    Better yet, have him scan the market (eBay's good) for an used series 4 HP or Apple LaserWriter Pro 600/630 or 16/600. They're cheap, toner's cheap, they're everywhere and easier to fix. Aim for low page counts (30k or so).

    They're slower and have lower resolution, but cheap is the word.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    I agree the HP 1000 is a piece of s***

    for one it has a parallel port with a fake-usb plug. so the data will only run at the speed of the parallel bus not the usb bus. that is beside the point. i think you can make it work though here is how. you need a embedded network print server. there is two major types one for usb printers and one for parrallel printers. ok the usb servers won't work. i have tried, so you don't have to. i am pretty sure the parallel will work. but a nice email to this place couldn't hurt. this all assume you already have a lan.

    http://www.hawkingtech.com/prodSpec.php?ProdID=181

    but this baby works with *nix, OS *, and Windows. so well that is just sexy. sexy i tell you. ok i wil quit now. i own like 3 different models of these things. they are kind slow for the parrellel stuff, but it works between Mac, PC, and linux.


     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The print server only gets you the connection. You would still need a driver for this printer, which the original poster does not have.
     
  7. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    have passed along that this guy's printer sucks and he as a person is worthless as a result

    thanks for the tips
     
  8. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    well crap forgot about that whole business. sorry i am idiot.

    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Macintosh/Q_20769624.html

    there is drivers for linux
    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-LaserJet_1000

    there is a hack, to where a new firm gets uploaded to the printer, for printing in linux. so there is hope.
     

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