Brother HL-1230 on OS X 10.4 Success.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by i.shaun, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

    i.shaun

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    I looked ALL over, and for some odd reason, this particular model of Brother Laser Printers was abandoned after OS X 10.3

    Hl-1230 has updated drivers for Windows XP, and I believe even VISTA, but nowhere could I locate anything for OS X 10.4. Brother's support did nothing either.


    I connected it to the mac via USB (i had to buy the serial to USB cable). I added the printer like normal, and picked the 'brother HL 1240 driver. It seemed to be the closest match, so I tried and it worked! I have screen shot below.


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    I did a test print on a text file, even a photo and it printed perfectly. No hanging on anything, no unending blank pages.


    If anyone else has a Brother HL-1230, try that setup, and see if it works. and I know at least 1 of you Do, or did, as I've seen an unresolved thread here before about that printer and 10.4.




    Sincerely,

    a very proud me.
     
  2. citykittystl macrumors newbie

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    Brother HL-1230 on OS X 10.5 Failure

    i.shaun,
    I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 and I'm having the same problem with my Brother HL-1230. Unfortunately, I didn't understand your description of how you solved the problem. Do you think you could 'dumb it down' for me? Lol.
    Technically challenged,
    Kitty
     
  3. Padraic macrumors regular

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    Kitty,

    It looks like when he added the printer he just used the HL-1240 drivers.

    Thanks for searching! :p

    Patrick
     
  4. i.shaun thread starter macrumors 6502a

    i.shaun

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    I'm sorry, looking back on my post it seems I forgot to actually explain what I did thinking the screen shot showed it all (which it does, but only if you know what to look at).


    I edited the original post to explain I selected the HL 1240 drivers, that's why in the screen shot it says "kind: brother HL 1240 series cups"
     

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