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02-17-2010 04:35 PM
Guys, I hear you. I bought my printer / "scanner" only 1 year ago. I cant believe H-P is unwilling to resolve this, whilst Canon is blitzing ahead.
At least i know one thing. H-P is never getting my business again.
02-23-2010 04:36 PM
06-23-2011 08:11 AM
I got the HP 3050 to print by uninstalling everything and allowing the Apple Update to install the HP Driver. Then installed the AIO software from HP. I get the 3050 kext improper message but just click ok. Then reboot... The Setup wizard comes on and can't id the printer. If you print a blank sheet of paper then the Printer appears. Complete the setup wizard. The printer should work fine but if you need to scan, you will need to print a blank page then open the HP Director window which will allow you to Scan, Email, Fax (Scanner) option. What a flakey work around but you can print and scan this way.
06-23-2011 08:14 AM
If you have not gotten one yet go to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3669#brother and you can see all the Brother Printers that work. I got the MFC8220 and it prints, scans and faxes.
08-27-2011 08:33 PM
I'm a Windows Vista user and I echo your sentiments regarding HP's lack of support for the 3050. There hasn't been a scanner driver update since June of 2007. Just because a product is no longer being offered for sale and is no longer under the 1 year warranty, does it mean that we should not expect that updates be provided? Microsoft provides updates for Windows for 7+ years after release. I'm sure that Apple supports their products pretty well. Issues like connectivity and viewabilty of scanned documents need to be addressed by HP with this product, regardless of when it was produced. I would fully expect that a newer HP product would be able to scan faster and with greater detail, this is OK. The 3050 should still be supported and work decently, though.