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Oct 4, 1999, 11:35 AM
anyone have problems printing, if so, specifically with HP deskjet series, perhaps the 870 model?

none of my applications recognize a connected printer on the serial port. v9.4 of the HP s/w, f6 of OS9. yer thots are welcome (don't say "f9" unless its known to fix this)
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Oct 20, 1999, 08:09 PM
I am having the same problem. I just upgraded to Mac OS 9 and my HP Deskjet 855Cse will no longer work. I can choose the icon in the Chooser with no error messages but when I try to print, nothing happens (no text box, nothing!). Please help!
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Oct 20, 1999, 09:00 PM
HP's DeskWriter 870 Forum: "HP is working on new drivers, compatible with OS 9 for the DeskJet and DeskWriters printers. They will be available by the end of the month to the best of my knowledge. Check the HP website for the new driver towards the last week of the October."

a note from HP that documents HP printer incompatibilities with Mac OS 9, with no current solution or workaround available. The problem affects DeskWriter 600, 660, 680, 690 Series; DeskJet 610, 612, 670, 680, 690 Series and DeskJet 850, 855, 870 Series printers.

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Oct 21, 1999, 10:26 AM
Also on our Mac OS 9 Report

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Oct 21, 1999, 02:59 PM
While the HP drivers do not work, the LaserWriter drive (8.7) does work very well.

The Epson drivers built for 8.5 and above also work flawlessly. I have tried this extensively.

Printing was a major issue during OS 9 testing. We really hammered on the Apple Printinh guideleines. There were major changes to the printing softeare.
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Oct 22, 1999, 10:47 AM
wow, only two and half weeks later... i also found the info on hp's site. btw, anyone else trying, trying to get to it via appletalk doesn't work.
perhaps using powerprint s/w to hit as if it were a pc printer?
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