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    Printers gone
    Did everyone have to reinstall printers after upgrading the OS?
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    I didn't have to reinstall the printer, just had to get the updated Driver from Brother and they already had the Leopard one on Friday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odin_aa View Post
    Did everyone have to reinstall printers after upgrading the OS?

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    I had to add my printer again, and select the new driver, but nothing major... about a minutes work in total.

    If that's your only problem after upgrading your entire system, then I think Apple are doing OK
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    I did a clean install but mine was automatically recognized as a printer. I have a Photosmart C6100.

    I have a problem you guys could help with though, my printer was also a scanner and the auto recognized drivers will not make it a scanner, only a printer. The CD the drivers came on is not compatible with Leopard so I can't install any drivers from HP themselves. Does anyone have a solution to this (very annoying) problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leavemealone347 View Post
    I did a clean install but mine was automatically recognized as a printer. I have a Photosmart C6100.

    I have a problem you guys could help with though, my printer was also a scanner and the auto recognized drivers will not make it a scanner, only a printer. The CD the drivers came on is not compatible with Leopard so I can't install any drivers from HP themselves. Does anyone have a solution to this (very annoying) problem?
    Same issue here. I downloaded the drivers from HP and it scanned. But it was very bad... basically useless. I would just wait for the new hp software to be updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leavemealone347 View Post
    I did a clean install but mine was automatically recognized as a printer. I have a Photosmart C6100.

    I have a problem you guys could help with though, my printer was also a scanner and the auto recognized drivers will not make it a scanner, only a printer. The CD the drivers came on is not compatible with Leopard so I can't install any drivers from HP themselves. Does anyone have a solution to this (very annoying) problem?
    Did you manually select the correct driver in system preferences? There might be more than one that applies to your printer; try a different one (even if it's for a different model in the same range), and it might make things a bit better until the new drivers come out.
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    I have not looked at fixing my issue yet, will be trying tonight. Did look at the Mac site and it claimed the drivers for all of my printers were included, odd it did not do the simply replacement.

    While I realize its not a major issue, just a pain I was not expecting.
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    Unfortunately the printer driver for my NEW Lexmark X5470 will not work with Leopard. I'm hopeful they will update the drivers soon.
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    Mine was auto added but now I can't install drivers to use it as a scanner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger-63 View Post
    Unfortunately the printer driver for my NEW Lexmark X5470 will not work with Leopard. I'm hopeful they will update the drivers soon.
    Open System Preferences:



    Click Print & Fax:



    (If there's a printer already added, remove it)

    Click on the + sign on the bottom left:



    Select the printer (and optionally give it a shorter name), click the "Print Using" section and select "Select a Driver to Use":



    Almost at the very top you'll see two "5400 series". I've chosen the first one, but I don't know if they're any different. Click add, and you should be shown a nice little icon of your printer:



    Then I suggest you re-install the software from the CD that came with it to access all the features.


    If that is what you've done, and you feel like I'm patronizing you, then I apologize, but those are the steps as I did them and I've not run into any problems.
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    Thanks Levi, I did do those steps, installed the driver and all went well. When I tried to actually print using the Lexmark, (Word, or an email) I was kicked out of the program with an error message. I also did a Google search on for my model printer and read a blog where Leopard will not use the current driver. - Sorry, I can't find the site again, but I did print out that blog and I have it in my office (I'm home right now). Have you actually printed anything the way you showed the install on this model printer?
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