Printer connection?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kenglade, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

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    I'm a newcomer to Mac but have been so impressed with my iMac G5 I bought a Macbook Air to go with it.

    I have the iMac connected to an HP C4500 and it seems to be working well. I've also configured the printer to run wirelessly. But I've run into a spot of trouble getting the Mac Air to recognize the printer. It isn't vital that I get the printer to work with the Mac Air, but it would be nice.

    I transitioned all the printer iles to the Mac Air using the migration assistant but when i try to set up the printger in System Preferences, the Mac Air can't find the files. When I go to the print & Fax screen and click the + to add a printer, the screen is blank and all the selections are grayed out. I'm probably skipping a step or two but if anyone would choose to offer suggestions I'd be grateful.

    I also could sue some advice on how to set up the DVD sharing since there's an e-book on a camera I'd like to add to Mac Air.

    Many thanks.

    Ken
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    It will work, probably just the G5 files don't work with an Intel Mac. Google your printer model and "gutenprint" which may find you a driver.
     
  3. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Printer connection?

    I have the CD that came with the printer (also new), which i used to set up the device on the G5. They all transferred to the Mac Air, but apparently the Mac Air just doesn't recognize.

    That's a good point about downloading to the Mac Air. I'll give it a shot. Many thanks.
     

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