HP Deskjet 9650 Install Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by clindner, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. clindner macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to set up my Mac Mini to print to the HP Deskjet 9650 printer that I have connected to a Windows XP machine. I have another printer also shared (a Brother DCP-1000), and I was able to connect and print just fine.

    I can see the shared printer name, and select it. However, the drop down menu for selecting the HP printer does not have my printer on it. Quite frankly, it seems that many HP printers are missing from the list.

    I went to the HP website, and it says that for Tiger, all HP printers are supported natively. However, this definitely isn't the case.

    I've tried searching everywhere for this problem, but I guess I don't know the right terms to search for.

    Has anyone run across this issue? If I connected the printer directly, would it "magically" find the correct drivers?

    Thanks,

    -Curt
     
  2. clindner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seriously, does anyone have any tips for me on getting the right driver for this printer?

    It is an 13x19 format printer, so the driver would need to be able to address those formats.

    Why is printer support so bad in OS X?
     
  3. clindner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a better forum out there to get answers to questions? This lack of a response is pretty disappointing.
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Have you installed the printer drivers? If it is an old printer then I would try Here
     
  5. clindner thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, is there a HOW-TO or something regarding installing Linux print drivers in OS X? My printer is listed in the database you pointed me to.
     
  6. clindner thread starter macrumors regular

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    **bumping in hopes someone will take the time to respond**
     

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