Can't print after 10.6.3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LastZion, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    I can't print to my network computer after 10.6.3. I can however print using Parallels, but I can't print from say preview or any other OSX based software.

    The printer is an HP 4200 Laser jet that I access through an ethernet on my work network. I'm the only Mac in the office and am getting ridiculed for not being able to print from OSX.

    I tried downloading the HP drivers and re installing them but no luck...

    help please!
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I think we'll need some more details beyond the fact "it doesn't work".
     
  3. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, it loads up in the queue and then says "unable to get printer status".

    I just think its strange that my computer prints fine from Parallels.

    Also I've read this:
    http://aricsblog.blogspot.com/2009/08/fixing-printer-sharing-in-mac-os-x.html

    But I don't think it applies as its a stand alone printer on the network
     
  4. xlii macrumors 68000

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    did you remove the hp printer files under /username/library/application support and /username/library/printers? Sometimes the uninstaller or dragging the app to the trash doesn't get the job done. When I switched to snow leopard I had to do the above to completely remove my hp scanner from my mac before I could get the new snow leopard hp software to work.
     
  5. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I removed the file from library/printers but not support, I'll try that thanks

    /edit there was nothing in application support :/
     
  6. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm just assuming you already removed the printer from the printer preferences and then added it again - right?
     
  8. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

    I removed, restarted, re installed HP drivers, rebooted, added printer...

    It still prints totally fine from Parallels.
     
  9. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Jus tried to log in and manually add the printer it through localhost:631

    Stil get this:

    "Unable to get printer status (Not Implemented)!"

    Man... :(
     
  10. LastZion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just a bump to see if anyone has any other options?
    I have reinstalled from leopard disc (hp drivers)
    reinstalled from apple.com (hp drivers)

    It seems to be specific to this printer as I was able to print with another printer, so its an HP thing, but I can't get new drivers cause on the HP site it just says (driver included in snow leopard).

    Any other ideas? Thanks
     
  11. zbeckman macrumors newbie

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    Same problem: HP 4200dtn does not support PostScript from OS/X 10.6.4

    This took a while to troubleshoot.

    I've decided that the HP 4200dtn (or "HP Laserjet 4200 series") drivers are probably at fault.

    If I try to use the HP Laserjet 4200 series driver, every print job spews hundreds of pages of Postscript garbage. Even if I print a simple text document with the word "test," I get pages and pages of garbage (and lots of blank pages too).

    HOWEVER, if I choose "Generic PCL printer" it seems to work OK.

    I also tried "Generic Postscript Printer" but that DID NOT work.

    Unfortunately, going with the "Generic PCL printer" doesn't let you choose all of your fancy 4200dtn options, but it does at least support the duplexer, which is the most important item. So for now, at least, I'm OK.

    A shame the driver is whacked though. It's a great printer. Would have thought Apple QA would do a better job... :-(
     

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