Deskjet 1510 workaround

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    So my wife won a laptop (ASUS X551M), an HP Deskjet 1510 printer and an office desk today in a raffle.

    Currently I am updating Win 8.1 to Win 10 (free upgrade), but the printer was the real nut.

    Drivers are for 10.6 minimum. But, a little Googling reveals that you can use the drivers for the Officejet Pro 8600 (an All in One, just like the 1510) which DO install on 10.5.

    Now, I have an ASUS-AC66U router (courtesy of Sprint) which has USB ports. So, I hooked the DJ up to the network through the USB ports on the router.

    Added the printer several times using LPD and got nothing. But, I thought, what the hell and added it as an HP device and guess what? It printed!

    So, I've got a networked 10.6 only HP printer now that can be printed to from any computer on my network.

    Minimum 10.6 Snow Leopard my ass!
     
  2. garirry macrumors 68000

    garirry

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    Hey, you didn't mention what computer you're trying to install the printer drivers on. Might telling me? :)
     
  3. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Well, I installed on my Quicksilver and my son's PowerBook. Both of which run 10.5.8 max.

    There is a grand total of one MBP in the house running Snow Leopard. Everything else is PowerPC.

    Although we did get one PC laptop today.
     
  4. garirry macrumors 68000

    garirry

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    Well, that's pretty sweet! Congrats on finding this. I think companies should not limit the minimum required software if they have a driver for a different printer which (most likely) is identical to the one you have. It's pretty lazy of them IMO. Then again, printer drivers are ALWAYS a pain to master. :)
     

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