Printer drivers for OS 8.1?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Maxicek, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Six months ago, I gave my very old Powermac 8200/120 (64Mb Ram, 4Gb HD) with OS 8.1 to my Father-in-Law to use e-mail and the internet. It does everything that he need to do, but we are thinking of buying him a cheap inkjet printer for Christmas. We are looking at either:

    Epson Stylus C46
    Hewlett Packard 3650

    Both of these printers have OS9 drivers available. Will they work with OS8.1?

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    Why don't you upgrade to MacOS 9.1? At any rate, the HP DJ 3650 is a USB printer. The PM 8200 does not have USB ports. To use the 3650 with your computer, you will need to install a PCI card with USB ports. My thinking is that you will require MacOS 9 because that is the OS mentioned by HP on its web page for the 3650 driver.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry, should have mentioned that the 8200/120 has a Belkin 2-port USB card installed, and used to be hooked up to a USB Epson printer, but I can't remember which model.
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    OK, you are set then, hardware wise. I still recommend going all the way to MacOS 9.1. Have you tried downloading the driver for your printer and installing it?
     

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