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12-09-2008 06:21 PM
My new MAC laptop doesn't work with the Laserjet 1020 that I have and there are no drivers to sownload.
I tried the printer's installation disc but it didn't work either. Does anybody know if there is a way to make them compatible? or do I need to get a new Laser printer?
12-10-2008 07:35 AM
The drivers should be on your Mac install DVD. Insert it and select optional installs, optional installs and printer drivers (if I remember correctly). Once that is done, go and try and readd your printer. If that fails then please post back with details of:
What MAC OS version exactly?
What kind of Mac (IMac, powerbook, G4/G5..etc)
How are you connecting (USB or IP?)
12-15-2008 03:09 PM
1022 LaserJet driver for i-Mac Leopard-X (10.5.5) is actually the LaserJet 1020 driver. When you download and execute the downloaded package, all messages during installation say "1020" (not 1022).
Go to the Printer Drivers web page and download Mac-X LaserJet-1022 drivers and you ACTUALLY HAVE the LaserJet-1020 drivers.
12-15-2008 03:24 PM
if the printer cant be intall
get a mac compatible one
and do some research
i advise of brother laser printers
which has plenty of mac printer drivers
for different printers
i personally like the brother products
i have no problems with it
i have two laser printer one is a monochrome
and a color laser and i also have windows and mac computers
all work for both OSes
good points or advice..
Aslo if the questions or issues solved please check it
Thanks and you are welcome _____ Rick
12-18-2008 07:18 AM
The LJ 1020 isn't compatible with Mac. That's why there are no drivers for it. The LJ 1022 is the Mac compatible version, however simply using that driver, as someone else has suggested isn't going to work the way you will expect. The language structure for the 1020 is a different structure than the 1022 so the instructions that the 1022 driver will send will not be reliably understood by the 1020 printer.
To reliably print to your Mac, you'll need to get a Mac compatible printer.
HP has a Mac specific pdf that lists the compatible products. www.hp.com/sbso/printing/mac/newsletter-general.pd
That should help you get a product that will work flawlessly on your Mac for you.
11-12-2009 12:25 AM - edited 11-12-2009 12:28 AM
"Not compatible" is merely a cop-out, folks ... don't believe those 2 words.
So, why did this happen: We all have a driver package that supported it from the get-go, called "1020 driver series" that came in the box.
Oh, this happened too: LJ 1020 worked fine for the past 3 years under OSX. Worked directly plugged into usb, and over a wireless network. Hmm.