Printer/Scanner Driver Issues

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by hartleymartin, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. hartleymartin
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    I was rather disappointed to discover that I will not be able to use my printer/scanner with Sierra. This is not Apple's fault as such as Brother (I have a Brother MFC-8460-N all-in-one laser printer/scanner/copier/fax) has not released drivers for anything after OSX 10.10.x But everything worked when I was running El Capitan! Isn't there some way that Sierra can use drivers for older versions of MacOS? The printer I have is several years old and otherwise still going strong and I would rather not have to go and buy a new printer because I cannot use it.

    Primarily, the Scanner function in Preview does not work. It has managed to print, but not to scan. Any suggestions?
     
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    Just checked out the website and apparently Brother does not support Sierra for that particular model of printer. Damn! Looks like I might actually have to get an old Mac Mini running El Capitan to act as the printer server.
     

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