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02-10-2021 12:21 PM
All the links I can find for a driver or manual have apparently expired or otherwise died. Can't believe there is no one still using these handy and durable machines even though no one sells ink (except black refurbished) for them. The computer I used died and with it the driver. I ask for Win XP driver, but any would do. I mainly use Autocad lite and all I can find only work with full autocad. Anyone able to help? Would happily pay a reasonable fee to keep from having to junk the plotter.
02-13-2021 03:21 AM
Yes it is a great plotter and fast . . I do have the basic driver on an old hard disk that i have to find but mean wile try these two
please and give me a feed back . and need to know witch windows xp version 64 bit or 32 bit and if it has sp1 installed
installing as standard procedure add printer , lpt1 , browse , and choosing designjet 500 42 in simply
and this one choosig the only hpgh2 driver
awaiting a feed back from you thanks
02-13-2021 04:19 AM
I found a driver for windows xp 32 bit
and the for windowes 64 bit it should be included in the windows
maybe choosing hp designjet 600 series for the hp in the driver of windows
hope i have a feed back
Have a great day
02-14-2021 06:01 PM
Thanks much for the reply. I'm not sure why I can't get any of these to work. I downloaded them to a usb drive, loaded then into the XP computer (XP Pro with Svc pack 2,) and after unzipped could not find a setup or other executable file. Will try again later. Am doing it this way because the XP computer is too far from our wireless modem to log on and we don't use it for internet anyhow. Will try again later, but, if you find the disc I would love to have the original file. Over the last 20 years, I misplaced the manual and disc that came with it.
02-15-2021 02:39 PM
Installing driver the traditional way
- Windows XP – Adding a Printer via IP Printing lpt port
Go to Start -> Printers and Faxes.
Under Printer Tasks click Add a printer.
At the Welcome to Add Printer Wizard click Next.
Choose Local Printer attached to this computer.
choose how is your plotter installed thought parallel port usb
Uncheck Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play Printer.
browse and find the place you downloaded the driver and extract it
choose designjet 650 c
finish and try