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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard Printers
You've probably discovered that your Dell 5100cn color laser doesn't play well with Snow Leopard. Before you list the 5100cn on Craigslist, try this:

Delete your old Dell printer in the Print & Fax System Preferences panel. Install a new printer, but select the Mac-installed Samsung CLP-770 Series PS, and presto! You are back in business, complete with duplex printing and toner supply levels. Sweet!
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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: devlogic on Sep 03, '09 08:30:11AM

I use a 5100cn at work, and after installing the drivers from Dell, I'm seeing full functionality in regards to duplex and supply levels.

I did, however, have to go into the printer detail (Options and Supplies, then the Driver tab), and select the proper driver of "Dell Color Laser 5110cn v3015.103 PS," because even though I'd selected the Dell drivers when I added the printer, the driver selection was still initially showing as "Generic Postscript Printer."



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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: momoe on Sep 03, '09 09:59:48AM

Do you know if there are any issues with the Dell 3100cn? My boss is usually eager to update to a new OS without checking on printer issues, etc

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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: Headrush69 on Sep 03, '09 01:43:19PM

My 3100cn is working fine with SL.



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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: garapati on Feb 24, '10 02:54:34AM

Hi Scott,

Can you please let me know how you have configured Dell 3100cn Printer on your snow leopard?
We have configured using LPD and selected the printer driver as Dell 3100cn.
The moment i click on print, the print job is added to the print queue and after 10 second, the printer is going to paused state and the print job will never be printed.
Your help on this greatly appreciated..

Regards
Sivaram



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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: SIBOYD on Sep 07, '09 08:10:47AM

I was pi**ed that I could no longer use the full functionality of my 5100cn after upgrading to Snow Leopard. Fortunately, after a little research and help from others I got it back. Install Rosetta from the Snow Leopard Optional Install Package on the install disk. Then download and install the Mac OS X driver available from Dell. After I did that the driver was selectable I couold add the 5100cn as a new printer and I'm back in business.



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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: glassfish on Nov 20, '09 08:40:56PM

I tried it all. I followed every bit of advice I could find and nothing I did made it work UNTIL... (Keep in mind, I'm in a windows network in a large corporation)... I added the printer using "Windows" in the "Add Printer" dialog and browsed through the network (having to enter my network credentials each time I dug through a server) until I found the printer, selected the appropriate driver and I could finally print!!!

The first couple times I had to enter my network credentials, but it now works!

I really think the problem was that when I originally set up the printer using "IP", it never asked for my network credentials and hence probably failed.

Hopefully this helped somebody.

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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: fabio78 on Jan 03, '12 11:34:14PM

For Dell Printer Color Laser 5110cn try the A06CD.iso at the following link:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails?driverId=R274622&deviceId=CC795&fileId=2731115640

I tested it and it works fine with Lion; the Mac OsX recognizes the .dmg you need.

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10.6: Use a Dell 5100cn laser printer in Snow Leopard
Authored by: lesserleigh on Sep 12, '12 01:21:32PM

Has anyone tried adding this with Mountain Lion? I am on a networked printer at school which mostly relies on windows operating systems and I am having a heck of a time trying to get the printer to work with my computer. It worked fine yesterday on the old operating system, which was OLD, but now I am up to date... please help me. the technology guys here hate macs. :*(



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