hp lj 5mp

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hobbes3113, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have been searching to find an answer to this problem, but have found nothing that is satisfactory. I am trying to connect a lj 5mp to my computer (beige g3 with sonnet g4 500 upgrade) running 10.2.6. Supposedly there is no OSX driver for this computer. Does anyone know how I might still be able to use my not too old lj?

    Thanks,

    Hobbes
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

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    Well, I just looked under /Library/Printers and found files for it.

    This is a PostScript (the M in 5MP)printer, right? It should be supported, but I can only imagine that an Ethernet connection works.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I believe that it is a PS printer. However, there are no drivers (at least that I can find) for it in the /Library/Printers folder. I have tried the HP site for drivers to no avail. My guess is that the printer needs a 3rd party patch/driver to function correctly.
     
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    Apple went to great lengths to provide PostScript printers drivers for over 300 printers back when 10.1 arrived.

    You should actually be able to choose almost any monochrome laser printer and get it to work. As I remember, that printer is not high on the list for features so printing to it as a 4M (or some other printer) should be possible.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    jacg

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    5MP rules!

    I couldn't believe it when I got my aging 5MP working on my FP iMac. It's faster than ever!

    I used a "HP Deskjet 350 series" printer cable for USB Mac. OS X did the rest. (or maybe I checked for the latest driver, I can't remember...)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help, I'll see if I can't get it to work...

    Hobbes
     
  7. macrumors 68000

    Stelliform

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    I use a 4mp at my office. I just use ethernet and the generic printer driver. It works great. (I picked up the ethernet card for $20 on E-Bay....)
     

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