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falconb

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Sep 18, 2012
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i have "HP color LaserJet 1600" printer and i've been using it on my windows correctly but when i switched to mac i couldn't install it because it doesn't appear on the list of the printers that the mac can instantly install

but when i looked up on the internet for its software i didn't find it

so pleaaaaaaase i need help cause my printer is useless now
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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For me HP support for my digital sender and printer have been great. Contact them for the software. I think it will help.
 
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falconb

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 18, 2012
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For me HP support for my digital sender and printer have been great. Contact them for the software. I think it will help.

thanx very much jessica for your help, that was positive. i'm gonna try to contact them.i have to ,actually



oh noo, that's frustrating but thanx for your concern dude
 
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falconb

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 18, 2012
72
2
For me HP support for my digital sender and printer have been great. Contact them for the software. I think it will help.

thanx very much jessica for your help, that was positive. i'm gonna try to contact them.i have to ,actually



oh noo, that's frustrating and disappointing.
thanx for your concern dude
 
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spyguy10709

macrumors 6502a
Apr 5, 2010
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One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
i have "HP color LaserJet 1600" printer and i've been using it on my windows correctly but when i switched to mac i couldn't install it because it doesn't appear on the list of the printers that the mac can instantly install

but when i looked up on the internet for its software i didn't find it

so pleaaaaaaase i need help cause my printer is useless now

Currently there is not a driver available for that specific printer. I have seen a work around that works for other users. First download the Driver pack from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL907
Next select the printer manager for "HP Color LaserJet 2600" from the pop-up list in the config section of the printer software. This should get the printer up and running for you.
 
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falconb

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 18, 2012
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spyguy10709

thanx man i don't know how to thank you
it worked
thanx thanx thanx

and also a big "THANK YOU" to everybody who paid attention to my case
 
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adjc98

macrumors newbie
Oct 25, 2014
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Worked for my new MacPro

Worked like a champ!

Just like he said use the 2600 instead of the nonexistent 1600 they are pretty much the same machine I don't know why they didn't just keep the 1600 as well.

Some other notes:

It might be good to clear all the printers on the machine before installing the newest drivers by:

Going to Apple/System Preferences/Printers and Scanners

Then right clicking on the left pane where the printers are listed and selecting: Reset printing system.

I would then find Disk Utility in applications or from spotlight and run repair disk permissions.

Then I would download and install the new drivers.

Then go and install the new printer in system preferences selecting the laserjet 2600 driver.

Those are the steps I took.

I didn't see laserjet 2600 in the list until I installed the new drivers.

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My laserjet 1600 is so old that I had to take it apart piece by piece and hand clean the printing mirrors. Once I did that it was like a brand new machine. Took like 6 hours because there are like 20 to 40 parts and cables to keep track of and label so you can put it all back together again!
 
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