Hp laser jet 2420d and Yosemite

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Since the Yosemite upgrade, my laser jet shows a "waiting for printer to become available" and does not print. I have removed and reinstalled all printers to no avail. The HP upgrade requires a pc pro to open which is not supported on Yosemite. Any ideas to be able to preserve the still good laser jet?
 
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Since the Yosemite upgrade, my laser jet shows a "waiting for printer to become available" and does not print. I have removed and reinstalled all printers to no avail. The HP upgrade requires a pc pro to open which is not supported on Yosemite. Any ideas to be able to preserve the still good laser jet?

For starters: 1) How is the printer connected - assume USB; 2) Did you power recycle the printer, i.e. turn off, pull the plug, wait a while, and re-power; and 3) Did you obtain the appropriate drivers from HP for Yosemite (check HERE)? - Dave :)
 
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The printer is USB connected and has been power recycled several times as has the printer removal and reinstall from system preferences. The file for a firmware upgrade from HP is lj2420fw_08.120.4.rfu which requires a power pc app which is not supported in Yosemite. The printer problem is the same with Office for Mac, Photoshop CS6 and Pages
 

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Your LaserJet is an old model and not supported in Yosemite. The fact that it needs a PPC driver makes it difficult to use in versions of OS X after Snow Leopard. The only thing I can suggest is try to use an Open Printing driver from Source Forge. Here is the link to the driver that you can try.
 
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The printer is USB connected and has been power recycled several times as has the printer removal and reinstall from system preferences. The file for a firmware upgrade from HP is lj2420fw_08.120.4.rfu which requires a power pc app which is not supported in Yosemite. The printer problem is the same with Office for Mac, Photoshop CS6 and Pages

You might be best off buying a new printer - I just replaced an older Brother laser printer (about 4 y/o) because the earlier network setup just would not work w/ my newer Apple equipment - I could print cabled to our iMac but not use AirPrint for our iPads (had a 'work around' on the computer which was inconsistent) - so just bought the newer Brother model from Amazon ($117 - my have these come down in price!) - setup up the printer, which has AirPrint built-in, on my Network - now I just have to train my wife (who loves to print out everything!) to pick the B&W laser rather than the Canon Pixma Ink Jet for her print jobs, whether on her iMac or iDevices. Dave :)
 
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Thanks for the information. I, like many others, have had to discard several good printers and scanners from HP over the years do to non supported upgrades. I guess this is just one more printer to be thrown away.
 
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Thanks for the information. I, like many others, have had to discard several good printers and scanners from HP over the years do to non supported upgrades. I guess this is just one more printer to be thrown away.

Feel your pain! :) I just dropped off an old Canon Pixma ink jet & the Brother laser mentioned in my previous post (both non-AirPrint machines) at Goodwill - both still work & donated a new toner cartridge for the Brother (of course, not compatible w/ my newer printer - tricky bas*&%ds!), so would work cabled or taken apart for parts. Dave :)
 
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I don't know what the difference is with a HP LaserJet 2420D, but the HP LaserJet 2420 is listed by Apple as a supported printer:
OS X: Printer and scanner software available for download - Apple Support

But then again, so is our old Mac DIN serial connected AppleTalk only HP LaserJet 4ML printer listed — and Apple fails to mention some details like a 10.5.x Mac needs to be used as a print server, and oh yes, an AsanteTalk adapter. But it still does work with all Macs including Mavericks via ethernet or wireless via an Apple Express. And our iPads running iOS 7.1.2 as well using handyPrint on my Mavericks iMac sharing the printer!!
 
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The link I supplied to the OP (above) which points to an Open Printing driver is also for a HP 2420. It should work with his 2420D.
 
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The link I supplied to the OP (above) which points to an Open Printing driver is also for a HP 2420. It should work with his 2420D.


I didn't spend much time perusing that site, but just curious, it seemed to be a bit geeky to me and how or what to download and install, but more basically, how does one know what OS X version supports the listed drivers?

I couldn't see that info, but maybe I didn't look enough. But it does seem to have a lot of info - if one knows how to use it and with what.
 

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