help with printer set up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by steini, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. steini macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2008
    I am new to Mac and recently purchased a Macbook (2.16 GHz Intel core 2 Duo) the operating system is OS X 10.4.9

    I now bought a new printer (HP Laserjet P1005) which is suppose to run with the Mac operating system.

    However, I cannot make it work. I installed the software which came with the result although the printer showed up in the printer menu.

    In total despair I then pressed the 'reset printer' option and restarted the comupter.....didn't work either...tried to install printer software again and got the message ...'nothing to install' ..I then installed the printer driver from HP result either....the printer shows up in printer window now but does nothing....


  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Can you tell us exactly what you did?

    When you go to System Preferences > Print and Fax does HP Laserjet P1005 show up in the list of printers on the left side of the dialog? Did you select it and make it the default printer?

    More information will yield better help.

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