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01-11-2012 08:29 AM
Your very old LaserJet 4MV will print from Mac OS X. The bigger issue is connecting to the device. Originally the 4MV supported connecting through AppleTalk or Ethernet only. Now that AppleTalk is defunct in Mac OS X Ethernet will be your only option. Your 4MV will need to have a MIO card installed that supplies an Ethernet (RJ-45 port).
Once the Macinrtosh and the 4MV on on the same network you will have to manually add the printer using IP Printing as the 4MV came out way before Bonjour was an option.
Under IP printing select the Hp jetDirect Option and then put in the IP address of the printer. Then you will have to manually select the HP LaserJet 4V/4MV driver that is actually included with the Mac OS by clicking on the Select Printer Software option under the Prin Using drop down.
01-11-2012 03:44 PM
Thanks for your comments. My 4mv has ethernet port. The MIO menu does come up and shows CFG network and reverts to NO. I do not know how to get the IP address for this printer. It is not indicated on the self test page. Under MIO on the test page it says that the printer is I/O card ready, HP ethernet multi-environment, network mode is multi-protocol, lan HW address is: 0800092D2999, port select is 10base-T. Thanks again for your help.
01-11-2012 04:01 PM
The MIO configuration page should also list the IP address.
Unfortunately I no longer have a printer near me that supports MIO.
But if the IP address has never been configured it should show as 126.96.36.199 or 0.0.0.0.
If there is a DHCP server on the network it may have also gotten an IP from that.
On the control panel when it shows CFG Network = No. You hav eto change that to Yes and press select. It will then take you into the network config options. You will have do the asame thing again when it says CFG TCP/IP = NO.
01-11-2012 09:34 PM
Hello. Thanks again for all the help. In the MIO menu I was able to turn on TCP/IP, but I was not able to turn on CFG Network or CFG TCP/IP. It would keep reverting to NO. I printed off the test page and new info appeared such as IP Address: 0.0.0.0. At the very top of that section in MIO it states TCP/IP Status: 3E and below that: BootP/RARP in Progress.
I input that IP address into the printer selection in Prefs and tried to print. It kept saying Network busy will try again... Sounds like my computer knows the 4MV is there but can't communicate. What do you think. Thanks. RT.
01-12-2012 10:58 AM
You can not print to a device with an IP of 0.0.0.0. You will have to configure the IP address on the printer to be on the same subnet as the Macintosh. Or you will have to have DHCP on you network that can automatically give the printer an IP address.
This document explains how to set up the TCP/IP information on the 4MV via the control panel.
If you have a DHCP server on your network it will be easiest to just change the configuration method to DHCP and let the printer auto configure from that.
06-12-2012 10:16 AM
hello, i was very interested with the infos you gave, as I have the same concern with a laserJet 4mv on my mac computer (macos 10.7.4). My test page says for IP adress 0.0.0.0. CFG network stays on "no". The printer is directly connected to the computer. I would like to consult the webpage you gave, but the link is broken.... Can you redirect to the procedure? THanks.
06-23-2012 10:30 PM
I can't seem to get an IP address on my wonderful HP 4MV. I have tried to run a config page but nothing happens when I print "enter". I have tried printing the self test but all I get is 0.0.0.0. I have tried resetting the IP address through the MIO Menu based on on-line discussions...that doesn't work. I've changed the connection from ethernet to USB with a new Apple adapter and still NO WAY TO CONNECT! I have downloaded every bit of driver software known to man, even the latest from HP and Gutenprint...and I've spent HOURS trying to get this printer up and running (yes that includes hours on the phone with IT from both Apple and HP). I am working on a MacBook Pro, operating with OS 10.6.8. The printer was working fine on an older Mac Powerbook G4 until the hard drive went out this past weekend, so I know the printer is operating perfectly...it's the CONNECTION...
anybody have any suggestions? If I can locate the IP address I should be fine...but whether the HP 4MV is connected through USB, Ethernet, through a NetGear Router...there is no connection and no way to locate the IP address...Any suggestions???
06-24-2012 03:31 PM
Hi corkme, i found a good advice on how to set up the IP adress of the printer, or at least to make it happen different as 0.0.0.0 (which is no useful adress, you cannot communicate with a 0.0.0.0 adress). Go and check http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/D