Will a printer driver for MacOS 10.3 work for a MacBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PaulinMaryland, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

    PaulinMaryland

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    I wanted to get my daughter a great printer for her MacBook, so I bought her an HP Business Inkjet 2300DTN, their top-of-the-line business-class inkjet, with 4 ink cartridges, a built-in duplexer, an Ethernet card, and a built-in 650-sheet capacity. The specs said it supported OS X, so I figured, good enough.

    Well, the latest driver was released in November 2003 for Mac OS 10.3. Gulp! Will it work for Mac OS 10.4.x running on the Intel-based MacBook?
     
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    I doubt it, the drivers must be intel native. You can try one of the post script or generic drivers and see if it works.
     
  3. PaulinMaryland thread starter macrumors regular

    PaulinMaryland

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    On April 7, 2006, HP released an Intel-Mac OS driver for the 2800TDN, the 2300DTN's 11x17 big brother.

    I can't imagine why they didn't release such a driver for the 2300DTN. If the Mac won't support the 2300DTN in a list of dropdown drivers, I'll try the 2800DTN driver, which should offer more facilities.
     
  4. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

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    Well, I have installed drivers that were meant for Mac OS 10.3 that are not Intel native on my Dad's MacBook 1.83 and it works fine. The drivers were for the Lexmark P4350. If installing the HP drivers on your MacBook doesn't work, try installing Microsoft Office 2004. I think that somehow helped for me weirdly!
     
  5. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    I don't know if this helps but a little while back I bought a Canon MP170 All-in-One and I didn't even have install drivers. I just plugged it into my iBook via USB 2.0 and began printing from Word and scanning from Image Capture.
     

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