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Maintenance Utility for HP designjet 130nr Printers
Apple broke Hewlett-Packard maintenance utility under Snow Leopard for Designjet 130nr and 130 (and maybe for 30 and 100 series too).

Under Snow Leopard there's no way for HP130nr and HP130 user to access the maintenance utility and therefore perform color calibration, print checks and so on. HP says they have no plan to give people the right utility and suggest us to use the front control panel on the printer.

Luckily there's a workaround to gain access to the maintenance web page: download and install System Maintenance Utility for Designjet 111 H.06.00 Utility for OS X 10.6 from the HP suport site.

After installation, launching System Maintenance Utility and choosing your printer will allow you to access it via the web interface all the good things to maintain your Deskjet printer.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. It may take a bit of hunting to find the above utility on the HP site. I think this link might work. Snow Leopard broke a number of printer utilities; if someone has this printer along with Lion please let us know if the situation has improved (or not).]
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Maintenance Utility for HP designjet 130nr
Authored by: Mars_Artis on Jan 13, '12 09:08:02AM

sorry for not having provided the direct link to download the software.
I was unsure if it was allowed.



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Maintenance Utility for HP designjet 130nr
Authored by: billearl on Jan 13, '12 09:25:54AM

I have a DesignJet 100. Thanks for the tip, and the link. Unfortunately, the installer crashes whenever I try to install the software in Mac OS X 10.7.3 (11D42).



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Maintenance Utility for HP designjet 130nr
Authored by: benwiggy on Jan 13, '12 09:31:47AM

If it's a 130n, then it should have a network connection. If you're connecting it via network, then can you not just access the controls by typing the printer's IP address into your browser?
Many printers work this way, particularly HPs.



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Maintenance Utility for HP designjet 130nr
Authored by: kevinp on Jan 13, '12 03:37:45PM

On a related topic, my HP Laserjet 2100's "Utility" Application is stuck in the Classic age. Although the printer has an HTTP server, it really doesn't like Safari and to do anything non-trial requires ActiveX (Windows + IE only) anyway. However, you can do almost anything with this printer (and presumably others) over a telnet connection. Using Terminal just telnet to your printer's IP address to open a dialog in which you can query existing settings and change them as required.

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Kevin



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Maintenance Utility for HP designjet 130nr
Authored by: Mars_Artis on Jan 26, '12 12:53:53AM

actually the direct way of accessing the web interface via the printer ip is not working for HP printers.
This is why there's the necessity to wake up the printer web interface panel via this utility.



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