Compaq A3000

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by TrenchMouth, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2002
    Hey could someone offer me a little help here? A friend of mine got a new iBook and is trying to get an all-in-one printer from Compaq (A3000 is model) to work. So far I have been unable to get a driver, they dont have one for Mac at their site. So does anyone have a way around this? All she really wants is the printer to work, it doesnt need to scan and all that, just print. Thanks for the help.
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    doesn't OS X have some generic/open-source drivers? It doesn't work with them?
  3. TrenchMouth thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2002
    you would think it would, but i have tried plenty of things and none of it has worked yet. total pain. though i swear i saw some third party one a while back, just cant find it now.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Re: Compaq A3000

    According to these people, the A3000 isn't compatible with much. No Compaq printer is explicitly supported by GIMP-Print. It may emulate something else for which there is a GIMP-Print driver or even a standard MacOS X driver. However, that will require some research on your part.
  5. Lanbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    Lexmark made it for Compaq. You might try using Lexmark drivers and see if any of them will work.
  6. TrenchMouth thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2002

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