Trouble installing Photosmart 7550

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kadjar, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Kadjar macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I'm brand new to OS X, and I'm trying to set up my printer with my new iMac.

    I am running 10.4

    I downloaded and installed the necessary software from HP. After installation, it entered a setup assistant. The setup assistant had a couple of steps:

    1. Launch Printer Setup Utility by clicking the button below (done)

    2. Click Add Printer (done)

    This takes me to the Printer Browser. In this screen, I have "Default Browser" selected, and in the main table, I can see my printer (HP Photosmart 7550) with a USB connection. If I click this printer, the name and location boxes are automatically filled in, but "Print Using" is left blank. If I click the drop down menu, I can scroll down and find HP. Unfortunately, my printer (or any photosmart printer) is not included in the list.

    3. Click on "More Printers...". Select "hp photosmart" in the drop-down list.

    This brings me to a small popup with several options. The first is a drop down menu which has defaulted to "Windows Printing." The other options include AppleTalk, Bluetooth and others. Beneath this is a second drop down menu, which has defaulted to the "workgroup" option. There is an empty box, a grayed out Printer Model drop down, and that is all.

    I cannot proceed past this point, and am altogether stumped. I have tried numerous things, including installing the newest version of Gutenprint and following the instructions therein. This leads me to the exact same dead end.

    Help please? :(
     
  2. Kadjar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just installed Foomatic/HPijs, and it detected that driver!

    However, when I try to print, I get an error message:

    "The process "foomatic-rip" stopped unexpectedly with status 255.

    Help! :mad:
     
  3. Cindy S macrumors newbie

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    Jun 22, 2008
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    HP Photosmart 7550

    Did you ever figure out how to set up this printer with Mac? I have the exact same problem and parameters. Thanks.
     

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