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I'm trying to install a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on MacOS 10.6.4 with little luck. The printer works fine from my Windows machines. HP doesn't support the MacOS for this printer by default so I followed the instructions from this forum post: http://macosx.com/forums/hardware-peripherals/302806-hp-lazer-1600-printer-driver-mac.html.

The post offers several solutions but I followed the instructions from whiskynwhisky and downloaded a Unix driver from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?nocydet5wml. The instructions included with the download were straightforward and I now have the driver installed and the printer in System Preferences. Unfortunately while jobs queue and dequeue they do not actually print. Are there other options to get this printer to work on my MacBook Air? Do I need to do something differently with the driver I already have installed?

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There are a small number of HP LaserJet models that simply do not support Mac OS X. My wife owns one, a different, monochrome model. Good luck, as I have never found a solution to this problem myself. –  Wheat Williams Aug 17 '11 at 1:05
    
See h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/… for a list of HP printers not supported on OS X. –  patrix Apr 13 '13 at 7:59
    
@Patrix Please make your comment an answer so I can delete my answer and mark yours as the resolution. –  ahsteele Apr 13 '13 at 15:11
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HP has published a list of printers not supported on OS X Mountain Lion on their web site:

Products not supported

The following products are not supported in Mac OS X including the Mountain Lion operating system

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  • HP Color LaserJet 1500 and 1600 Printer series
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Little background first. HP is a strange corporation. I found the hard way, that a printer I bought in USA had no drivers on HP USA website. Finlay I figurd it out.

HP also designs and produces printers in Asia. Those printers are sold but not supported in USA?

It takes quite a while till they are accepted (supported) on the HP USA sites.

So to find a driver you have to actually go to a HP Asia web site, like Singapore.

Now to your question:

Try this HP site and see if they have the driver for your printer. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=sg&prodNameId=1140729&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1140734&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4082

I looked at it and it shows drivers for different os x versions for your printer.

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Disclaimer:, I do not have your printer to verify my answer first. So it is up to you if you want to try it. –  Buscar 웃 Apr 12 '13 at 22:24
    
Good idea about using the non-US website (Canon drivers have the same problem), but this seems to only be a firmware update utility and not a driver. –  patrix Apr 13 '13 at 7:57
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Try this instructions: HP CL 1600

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Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link, especially if it just points to a thread in another forum offering several unverified solutions. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt it in the answer. The idea is to make the answer stand alone. –  patrix Apr 13 '13 at 7:55
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