Printer driver for Samsung ML-1510

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  1. snicker71 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, just switched, white macbook 2.0 (stock).
    Just one small hiccup with my lovely new machine - my samsung ML-1510 mono laser printer has no intel mac driver available and I can't print, i've searched all-over but to no avail. Can anyone on macrumors help? Please!
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes you can get away with using a generic driver. The HP LaserJet 4 printer driver works for a lot of different laser printers. So you could try that one.
     
  3. snicker71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Printer help.

    Thanks for you suggestion. I tried alot of the HP Laserjet drivers but none worked. This is becoming really fustrating, I thought Mac's just worked?:confused:
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Unless you are ready to mess with Gimp and unsupported drivers, do yourself a favor and get a different printer. Apple is not responsible for supporting every printer out in the world, and Samsung dropped support for OS X a while ago.

    If you want a cheap laser that does "Just work" get a Brother HL-2040 or the 2070N

    OfficeMax has the 2070N on the cheap - http://www.officemax.com/max/soluti...rodBlockOID=537463540&expansionOID=-536907398
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Samsung hasn't dropped OSX support, unless it's happened very recently. Their OSX support just isn't very good.
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Odd, I use a Samsun ML-2010 and never had to mess with drivers or anything (that I can recall). Are the two models that different? :confused:
     
  7. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    So I haven't tried it just yet... but a quick google turned out this site, which will hopefully work out for you, linky. I've never used the site myself, so you might wanna put a spammy email there instead of your primary. :p

    :edit: I have no clue if this will be helpful at all, but I was able to find the ML-1510's User Manual on Samsung's site, here.
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Ok, I will rephrase. Samsung doesn't offer Mac drivers for the ML-1510, 1520, 1710, 1740...the list goes on. It seems to be hit or miss that you will actually get Mac drivers for a printer from Samsung. A quick search shows the 2010 does have drivers for OS X, but the 2250 doesn't...
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I know. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending Samsung. I bought one of their color lasers and have been sorry ever since, the poor Mac support being only one of the issues. I wish they'd decide one way or another if they're interested in supplying the Mac market because the current (as you say, hit or miss) situation stinks. I warn people away from Samsung for this reason.
     
  10. radiostar07 macrumors newbie

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    Solution!

    Hey there.I had the same problem (I have an intel mac mini). I used the driver at the below link and hey presto.

    http://www.samsung.com/download/File...e=DR&language=

    After installing you will need to go into system preferences / print and fax / options and supplies / choose driver tab / from the print using drop down list choose select a driver to use / search under 'ML-1510' not 'samsung'.
     
  11. stev17mac macrumors newbie

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    Samsung ML 1510 driver

    Radiostar07 is correct. I had the same prob trying to get my ML1510 printing from a new Mac Book, after futile efforts to download a driver. The driver is present in the driver list, not under Samsung, but under ML1510, between Minolta and NEC driver lists. And it does the job.
     
  12. GRGibbs macrumors newbie

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    Printer driver for Samsung ML-1510

    Download the file ML-1510 Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher, Mac OS 10.4~10.5 (ver.0.97) from the Samsung Download Center (http://www.samsung.com/download/#)
    The file is called " 20040714091617593_SPL2.dmg".

    Install, then look for the driver called ML-1510 -700 (N.B. not Samsung ML-...)
     
  13. MikeTheC Guest

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    While I have the ML2010 on a PPC-based Mac atm and have therefore not specifically suffered the problems of the thread starter, I understand what you mean, and find it similarly vexing. However, maybe with Apple's acquisition of CUPS, this sort of problem will become a thing of the past.

    As an example, I've used this printer quite successfully in Debian Etch PPC, Ubuntu 6.10 PPC and 7.10 PPC, Fedora 6/7/8 PPC, as well as a couple x86 distros as well. I'm really tired of hardware manufacturers' collective stupidity out there. Just build the d@mn thing, write a spec driver, and give out the APIs so that anyone who wants to build and support a driver may do so.
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    My solution was to dump the Samsung and buy a Xerox 6180MFP. Their Mac driver support isn't perfect, but it's a lot better. (And so is the print quality!)
     
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    The Brother emulates other printers (HPLaserjet, IBM Proprinter, Epson FX-850) if you use ethernet and log into the printer at 192.168.1.x using an internet browser -- and configure the printer.

    Does the Samsung offer anything similar?
     
  17. Pensioner macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this link

    Just bought a new iMac. So this was worth its weight in gold. Did not want to replace a perfectly good printer.

    Peter
     
  18. frothy85 macrumors newbie

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    Ive got a samsung 1520 which there doesnt seem to be a mac driver for.. I wonder if the 1510 driver will work???
     
  19. wonders macrumors newbie

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    Wow, thank you, this UK-link really works! From the 'normal' samsung.com site there can't be found any drivers for the ML-1510 at all! ..and for the seemingly next closest ML-1520 only Windows drivers. *eew*
     
  20. timftaylor macrumors newbie

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    similar problems with Samsung ML-1610. any ideas?

    I just have a new iMac and a not very old Samsung ML-1610. The two dont work together. There is something on the web about an Aussie website for Samsung with drivers that work for this printer, but I confess I have no idea what I am doing. I tried it and downloaded something but had no idea how to proceed with it. I found something about a 'gimp' as well, and that made no sense either. I have contacted Samsung UK but am not holding my breath. Any advice gratefully received. I hope I dont need to buy another printer as I was not told it wouldn't work with a Mac when I bought it, and I had been planning the iMac as a replacement for my PC for a couple of years.

    Update: Samsung UK tell me simply that 'there are no drivers for this model' So it looks like I have to scrap it. Is there no alternative?
     
  21. Pensioner macrumors newbie

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    Samung 1620

    Update: Samsung UK tell me simply that 'there are no drivers for this model' So it looks like I have to scrap it. Is there no alternative?[/QUOTE]

    Tim it might be worth having a look at www.cups.org/ppd.php Type your printer into the search bar & it finds a driver. On my desktop is a file sspm1200.ppd.gz This does not say it is a Samsung driver but worth a try.

    Hope this works for you. Like the lady above who supplied a link & rescued my printer.

    Regards

    Peter
     
  22. machristoff macrumors newbie

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    samsung ml 1520 driver for mac

    Hi, I also spent a lot of time on this problem:mad: GOOGLE "gogetdrivers ml 1520 for mac releases 63" and try the link from google.

    samsung ml 1520 driver for mac (driver):

    Available Drivers: 1

    Latest Added Driver: samsung ml 1520 driver for mac (+13 files)

    Date Posted:22:16 08/03/2008

    Download Drivers:

    01
    Driver Title:samsung ml 1520 driver for mac (+13 files)

    File Size: 105 KB



    I just downloaded the driver and am eager to get to my ml 1520 to see if it works.Will let all know if it works!:apple:
     
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  24. nCafe macrumors newbie

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    ML-1520 Driver for SnowLeopard (10.6) & Lion (10.7)

    Hello,

    I have Samsung's ML-1520 and with Lion only this driver Splix-2.0.0 let the Printer works.

    Hope it will help you too.

    Kind Regards,
    nCafe
     
  25. jazkohli macrumors newbie

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    thanks bro, this link is really helpful and works for most of the samsung printers especially the samsung ML-15X series, my printer smashing ML-1510 worked fine, though when i gave the print command and opened the printer window, it still says unable to find the port, but print out came just fine. :):apple:

    have a nice day,
    jazkohli
     

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