Problems installing a HP LaserJet 6L on the iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Bobioden, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Bobioden macrumors 68000

    Bobioden

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    I am trying to install my HP LaserJet 6L on my new mac running OSX 10.4.10
    I found drivers for it at Open Source. Installed the driver package and tried to get my printer to work.

    I opened the Printer Setup Utility and a dialog box said I had no printers available and would I like to add one. The Printer Browser then opened and showed an unnamed printer connected via USB. I selected it, gave it a name, it automatically filled in the correct location, in Print Using I selected "HP" then the model list opened and I selected "HP LaserJet 6L Foomatic/hpijs". When I clicked "Add", nothing happened. No matter what I did, clicking "Add" did nothing . Restarting didn't help, uninstalling the software and reinstalling it didn't help. Even selecting a different model didn't work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Bob
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    hpijs is three separate installers - did you install all 3? You have a driver preinstalled with OS X called HP Laserjet 6 Series Gimp-Print - did you try that?
     
  3. Bobioden thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bobioden

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I installed the Footmatic RIP, the ESP Ghostscrip, and the Driver HPiJS package. It installed the drivers, and I could highlight the recommended driver, but when I pushed the ADD button it would not do anything. The first driver I tried was the Gimp driver, and that did the same thing. Called tech support today and they had no clue as to why it wasn't installing. They finally said the printer was not compatible with the iMac, and NO drivers were available for it.
     
  4. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    The fact that you got no response from clicking Add is a good indication that there's something wrong with your OS X installation.

    start with some generic steps:
    Reset Printing System, a menu choice in Printer Setup.

    If that's no help - (one at a time) -
    Download the Combination Updater from Apple, use it to re-Update OS X.
    Try Printer Setup Repair from www.fixamac.net.
    Put in your install DVD and restart while holding the c key. DO NOT continue the installer - instead, find Disk Utility in the top (Finder) menus and use it to repair the hard drive.
     

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