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Oh my God. I just had a divine Mac experience. Ok, I have this HP 6210 all in one printer. Well, you know the hassle of installing a printer with Windows, right? Find the drivers, special steps about when to turn it on or the whole processes is ruined, reboots, etc. Well, I just plugged the printer via USB for the first time into my iMac. I was then searching everywhere for how to install it. You know what? It just worked! Just like that! No installation, no driver setup, didn't matter if it was turned on! I plugged it in, and I can now use it! OH MY GOD! This is too good to be true!
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Lol, thats how Mac works. Unlike PCs.
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You know what? It just worked! Just like that! No installation, no driver setup, didn't matter if it was turned on! I plugged it in, and I can now use it! OH MY GOD! This is too good to be true!
Same for me five weeks ago with one 2-year-old HP photo-printer and one six-year-old Brother laser. I thought pretty amazing after the MANY hassles I've had with PC doing the same thing.

Not 100%, though. Scanners, for example, typically take software to match with the computer. My 4-year-old HP ScanJet won't work with the iMac because HP does not have software to enable it to.
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I had the same experience with a Brother multi-function printer. Except I did get the drivers from Brother. When I launched the installer the OS warned me that I was about to install an older version. My reaction was "WTF?" After thinking about it for a second...I plugged it in...it just worked.

Now I did install the drivers for my HP photosmart printer just because of the extra goodies....
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Mine wont work and i cant figure out how to but my parent's works just fine when i plug it in so i can imagine how nice it would be for it to work.
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Mine wont work and i cant figure out how to but my parent's works just fine when i plug it in so i can imagine how nice it would be for it to work.
What printer is it? We're here to help
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Mine works fine via USB, but not through wireless (it's attached to a XP based PC). It's a Canon IP4200- wish I could get it to work via wireless.
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here's a link for the driver and the main page.

Make sure Printer Sharing is enabled on the PC
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does the scanner and everything work? I downloaded the application pack for my printer (hp all-in-one) because I didnt think all the functions would work , although I never tried.
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Oh my God. I just had a divine Mac experience. Ok, I have this HP 6210 all in one printer. Well, you know the hassle of installing a printer with Windows, right? Find the drivers, special steps about when to turn it on or the whole processes is ruined, reboots, etc. Well, I just plugged the printer via USB for the first time into my iMac. I was then searching everywhere for how to install it. You know what? It just worked! Just like that! No installation, no driver setup, didn't matter if it was turned on! I plugged it in, and I can now use it! OH MY GOD! This is too good to be true!
check this link:http://macosx.com/content/faq.php/q2...OS-X-1044.html
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You guys rock- that worked and I am printing wirelessly (though I had to choose BJC-7000)- as long as it prints, I'm happy. For some reason the driver on the CD didn't work with this.

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Thanks for the links- I've got the driver installed and it does print fine when connected via USB. I just wish I could print wirelessly. I can point to it on via smb but it never prints. If I use the stock driver, it doesn't let me choose anything other than locally connected.
guy in this thread had similar problems with your printer, see here
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Mine is a Lexmark X5270, i tried looking for some drivers but what i found im not sure if its what i needed, and then wasnt sure how to install it on the mac haha.
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Mine is a Lexmark X5270, i tried looking for some drivers but what i found im not sure if its what i needed, and then wasnt sure how to install it on the mac haha.
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