08-21-2011 04:18 PM - last edited on 12-01-2011 01:51 PM by rcspencer
I'm trying to add LaserJet 1020 to MacOSX 10.7 (Lion).
According to this page this printer is supported by Apple and its driver comes with OS. But when I'm adding the printer in the "Print & Scan" it says that the driver for this printer is NOT available from Apple.
Does anybody know how to use this printer on MacOSX?
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08-22-2011 10:25 AM
by viewing the product specs, the model is actually supported by Windows only, it is not compatible with any Mac OS version
You may locate the information in the product specification:
the same information is available at the user manual as well, located at page 8:
Therefore you will not be able to install it on your Mac, it was never supported and unfortunately will not be so in the future.
If my post resolve your problem please mark it as an Accepted Solution
08-24-2011 07:19 AM
Thanks for the clarification. It is was not good news and now I'm a selling LaserJet 1020 which worked for me 5 years, but Kudos is yours ;-)
I'm really disappointed how HP treats customers. Providing partial support for different models is ridiculous.
08-25-2011 05:14 AM
The insistence on HP's part that the 1020 was never supported on Mac is utter poppycock. The Laserjet 1020 was advertised and sold as being Mac compatible. I bought mine from an authorized Mac dealer, and still have the original box with the "Mac Compatible" sticker on it. I've been running the 1020 with my iMac G5 for 5+ years and never had any support problems until I bought an OS X Lion iMac this past week. The refusal to support this product is nothing more than a money grab to force users to buy new equipment, despite owning an otherwise fully functional printer.
Luckily, you can run the 1020 on Lion using the 1022 driver. Follow the instructions at the top of the following link, and read the extra step for Lion in comment #63. Use the 1.3 1022 printer driver, and you should have no trouble getting your printer to work.
08-25-2011 01:22 PM
Thanks! You've made my day. HP 1020 is now operational on Lion, even over network via Time Capsule.
I've stopped selling my HP 1020 and cancelled a purchase of another printer. ;-)
10-05-2011 01:29 PM
I am glad I found this thread on OS 10.7 and the HP1020/1022 printers.
And right, I have the 1022 and ran it for years as a network printer where I had the USB plug connected to an AirPOrt and 2 MacBooks and on iMac were using it quite well without problems.
THen I upgraded to OS 10.7 and a time capsule. HP1020 is now connected to the network via time capsule
My iMac with OS 10.4.2 is printing without problem
I cannot get it to function properly from the OS 10.7 MacBook Air.
After each print job from the 10.7 MacBookAir, the 3 lights flash in a pattern not indicated in the hp trouble shooting section
The Pattern is
Parallel Blinking of 1 and 3
and then so on until you switch it off. Then it starts up beautifully again, one print job and the blinking lights go on again starts again.
Any ideas how to print on the HP 1022?
12-21-2011 05:08 AM