Installing a printer on a Powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by xdarkangelle, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. xdarkangelle macrumors newbie

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    This is my first time working with a mac so I am new to printer installation with it. My printer is a HP deskjet 3550. Every time I install the disk and then try to add the printer it tells me that the driver is not installed even though I have run the installation disk.

    Any help with installing a printer would be great!
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    If it's a USB printer is should just see the HP and print. See if there is a test-mode or test-print page. I would exhaust everything on the setup CD.
     
  3. xdarkangelle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I figured it should realize the USB (still in an XP state of mind) but instead it tells me I don't have a printer selected and then it says the drivers are not installed. :(

    Very confused since I never had trouble hooking up a printer before.
     
  4. altair macrumors regular

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    So you go into Applications/utilities/printcenter and 'add printer' then select USB and have it automatically detect the printer, and this doesnt' work?
     
  5. xdarkangelle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. It says "driver not installed." I'm not sure how to use the print screen function on a Mac. Once I do I can post a picture.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    Hold Cmd and Shift, then press 3. This will put a PDF on your desktop, containing a screen shot, which you can then post here.

    The only problem is that the PDF may exceed MacRumours' size limit. If that happens, do this:

    1. Double-click the PDF to open it in Preview.
    2. Go to File -> Export.
    3. Make sure Format is set to JPEG.
    4. Click Options.
    5. Set Target Size to 102400.
    6. Save the JPEG somewhere, and post it online instead of the PDF.
     

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