Question from newbie about OSX and my HP LaserJet 1300

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by uv23, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone. So I'm very close now to switching (12" PowerBook) but I've noticed some disturbing threads on printer compatability. I have an HP LaserJet 1300 and I want to be sure I'm not going to be screwed when I switch from XP to OSX. Are there driver issues that I need to be aware of? Thanks very much.
     
  2. jadariv macrumors regular

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    I would check HP's website for driver information. Initially, all of our older HP printers at the office did not work with panther. I kept telling everyone to settle down and wait. Eventually, (it took a few weeks) all of our printer drivers were updated on there site. Not quite sure how old your printer is but there will probably be a driver. Our laserjet 4000n worked automatically with no extra drivers with panther.
     
  3. uv23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The 1300 is a relatively new model, so hopefully there are fully functional drivers. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Tim Flynn macrumors regular

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    I have my Epson C80 plugged into one PC running Win 2K and a HP IIIP laser plugged into another PC.
    I can print to either from my G5 running Panther.

    Too cool is very much an understatement :cool:
    I am a switcher also. Still use PC for some stuff.
     
  5. uv23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhh so if I have my PC (running XP) and my powerbook on the same router at home, I can print through the network? Have to admit I'm no networkign genius so I didn't know I could do printer sharing from PC to Mac.
     
  6. Tim Flynn macrumors regular

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    With Panther you can, and its very easy to do.
     
  7. uv23 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would you mind giving me a rundown on how to do it from both the XP/X side? If I can just leave my printer plugged into the PC, that'd be dandy. Cheers. :)
     
  8. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I just looked and your HP LJ 1300 is in the list of HP Printers so YES it is totally compatible with Mac OS X.3. Sharing this printer across a network is extremely easy! If you have any problems, just post them here and someone will help you out.
     

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