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Fix a printing problem with the HP Color LaserJet 1500
Authored by: avanham on Feb 26, '06 10:48:35AM

Okay, I guess my solution was not that great afterall. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not.

There is a way that always works: Print from OS 9. The drivers that come for the Laserjet 1500 work perfectly under OS 9.

However, booting into OS 9 everytime you want to print is a pain in the but so instead, get Acrobat Reader 5, go to its "Get Info" screen and check the "Open in the Classic Environment" checkbox. (You need to use Acrobat Reader 5, because all versions after that are OS X only).

Now when you want to print something, instead "Save as PDF" and then drag the PDF onto this Reader 5 icon to open in in the classic environment. Then when you print, it will work.

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Fix a printing problem with the HP Color LaserJet 1500
Authored by: rgmichel on Feb 11, '07 12:06:35PM

I have had no end of problems with this printer on my various macintosh computers. Right now, with the new Airport Extreme (n protocol) the problems have all come back again. Basically, the printer just stops printing. Somehow my computers just lose it. At the moment, I have found that two things can bring the printer back. First adding the printer again can bring it back, or simply unplugging the usb cable and replugging it works. This only works if the printer is plugged into the usb bus of a computer. If I plug it into the usb bus of the new airport extreme, it seems not to work. In this case, once the printer stops printing, getting it back is a bit variable. There are so many possiblities, including rebooting the airport extreme base station, the computers, and the printer. This happened when we first bought this printer, then it eventually started to work with the printer plugged into an airport express. Now that does not work. It is just a matter of waiting until apple does some sort of upgrade somewhere in the chain, and something will make this printer work again. I is a real pain, and totally unpredictable.


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