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10.5: Fix HP DesignJet 130 under OS X 10.5 Printers
If you're unable to print to your HP DesignJet 130nr after upgrading to 10.5.6 (see this thread at Apple Discussions), here's the solution. First, you'll need to update your firmware:
  1. Open System Preferences » Print & Fax, then highlight hp designjet 130nr. Select Open Print Queue, then Utility. On the left side under Maintenance, choose Advanced Functions » Update Firmware.
  2. Do not click: "1. To see if a newer firmware version is available, click here." Despite the instructions from HP, and although you are connected to the internet, click this button instead: "If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to send a new firmware file to your printer, which you have received from HP, click here."
  3. In the next window, do click the Update Firmware button. Do not click the Choose File button. This is mis-labelled, it should say Choose Destination, but don't click it anyway. It merely downloads a useless text file.
  4. Do not interrrupt the firmware installation, or you will need a technician, parallel cable, and a PC. Wait until the HP 130nr printer shuts itself off.
  5. Turn the printer back on.
Next, you need to install the printer (and driver) again; it's already in the standard installation of Mac OS X 10.5:
  1. In System Preference » Print & Fax, delete the original 'hp designjet 130nr' printer.
  2. Run Disk Utility and Repair Permissions.
  3. Add a new 'hp designjet 130nr' printer in the Print & Fax System Preferences panel. You must use Bonjour, not AppleTalk or IP address.
That should fix the problem.
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10.5: Fix HP DesignJet 130 under OS X 10.5
Authored by: Mars_Artis on Feb 27, '09 08:33:14AM

Interesting.
Although here I've not had any problem.
In my studio there are two PowerMacG5, one MacBook17 Alu, one MacBook unibody 15 all with Leopard 10.5.6.
Anyway, I'll take care of this suggestion.

<b>Btw, why don't you post this tip in the linked Apple support discussion?</b>



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