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    Printer
    I have a CRT/DVD IMAC with 10.3 loaded. Where can I get a printer that will work with this setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilguy View Post
    I have a CRT/DVD IMAC with 10.3 loaded. Where can I get a printer that will work with this setup?
    Best Buy
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    Wal*Mart
    Newegg.com
    Macmall.com
    Amazon.com
    eBay
    Craigslist
    etc., etc., etc.

    Pretty much anywhere you can buy a printer.
    Just be sure that the printer manufacturer has included drivers for OS X.
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    I have been told at BB that my system is to old for new printer function. That I need to find a used stuff dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilguy View Post
    I have been told at BB that my system is to old for new printer function. That I need to find a used stuff dealer.
    And they're wrong.
    Here are the specs from the very first printer I found on their website:
    HP - Deskjet Multifunction Printer/ Copier/ Scanner - F4280

    Minimum System Requirements
    Mac: Intel® Core™, G3, G4 or G5 processor, OS X 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5; 256MB RAM
    You can buy a printer for your setup just about anywhere.
    Just check the System Requirements before you buy it.
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    Its 10.3.0. Will not work. How should i proceed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilguy View Post
    Its 10.3.0. Will not work. How should i proceed ?
    Run Software Update.
    Then you'll get the 10.3.9 update.
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    My modem and aol are so slow that it kicks out before any software can be down loaded. For years we ran our Dental practice on a Mac software but the company failed and we had to switch to Windows/ Dell. I have 2 crt I macs left
    and would like to use them at home. Maybe its time to turn them into aquariums.

    I have a Mac classic I also would love to use for word processing, but no printer.

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    Get off of AOL,they spy and cut you off. If you want dail up check out fastermac.net. You can find mac classic printers at the thrift store. Look for Canon and Epson printers with the appletalk jack on the back. You can also network to many HP laser printers that use postscript.

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    Thrift store?

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    You're going to have to bite the bullet and download the 10.3.9 update. It might take a while but when installed, it will open many more printers to you. If need be, you can go to a library to download it and use a USB key to transfer it.

    Here is the combo update and here is some info on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilguy View Post
    Thrift store?
    Yes, thats where you find old stuff for old Macs cheeper than eBay. I got an Oki C5100 color laser printer for $12.00,it just needed to be reset. Just got last week a B&W G3 another $12.00. Saw several HP laser printers today..$4.00.
    An Epson 800 with that apple talk jack on the back...$4.00.

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    My aol kicks out before anything can get started. I am obviously missing something because my high speed will not work when disconnected from my Dell and plugged into the Imac. Wife has been telling me for years to scrap it.

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    I assume you're using DHCP - this would be the most likely setup. Is your Mac setup for DHCP? Are you sure the network card works?

    If you have high speed on your Windows machine, why not just download the update on that machine?
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    Which version updates will I need. I have to go from 10.3.0 to 10.3.9 do I need 9 down loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilguy View Post
    Which version updates will I need. I have to go from 10.3.0 to 10.3.9 do I need 9 down loads.
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Here is the combo update and here is some info on it.
    Install the combo update - all you'll need. To be safe, make a backup beforehand in case something goes wrong.
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