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04-10-2021 06:18 AM
I have been scunting aroud for months, fruitlessly searching for a fix for a sSamsung scanner that worked perfectly on my previous OS X. As soon as I upgrade to Big Sur everything falls apart. Apple dont care and HP have every intention of making us BUY brand new scanners. If they didnt have that intention, updated drivers scripts would have been available from the get-go when they aquired the Samsung printer/scanner brand name. Coz its not like they didnt know IN ADVANCE how many 'three years and older' Samsung scanners were in use. Pure economics Consume , consume, consume.
04-10-2021 12:09 PM
I know exactly what you are saying. Big Sur and previous Catalina stop you from connecting to print from C480 series.
What I did was completely delete HP and everything to do with them, they are no good and just take up disk space.
Go into Menu on your printer and copy the network key under networks and the SSID. On your Mac go into Wifi and select the SSID of the printer and enter the Network key. (Preferences, printer and scanner, + Samsung C48x Series).
When ready to print, go to wifi, select Samsung C48... wait for it to be active, it will come up as no internet connection.. In preview or document programs select print or scan and this will connect you up to either in the samsung printer.
04-10-2021 03:30 PM
Buying VuScan is not a 'fix', it's a workaround. My workaround, adequate for my limited purposes, is to use the free Mobile Print app on my iPhone to control scanner functions, then AirDrop the files to my MacBook Pro running Big Sur (11.0.3). My device is an SCX-3405FW. Samsung Easy Printer Manager sill runs, and all functions besides scanning seem unaffected. The scan function relies on a separate 'Scan Assistant' App, which has not been upgraded to run on the 64 bit OS.
My guess is that for someone with access to the source code and build environment for the app (i.e. HP in theory), converting it to a 64 bit compatible app is probably a very minor tweak, one which in fact may only require rebuilding/repackaging the executable file so that it ticks off the 64 bit box, and may not even require source code changes. So, agreed with all, very lame of HP to have orphaned that little app for so long...
04-10-2021 03:53 PM
Note that the latest driver (dated February 11, 2021) DOES fix the problem for the C480 printer. Just make sure you download the V3.93.01 version of the driver and you will have to play around with uninstalling and installing a couple of times for it to magically fix the problem. And by fixing the problem, I mean to get both printing and scanning working as they should.
FYI, I have the Samsung XPress C483W printer and the latest Big Sur version (11.2.3) on two different laptops (one Pro and the other Air), and I can confirm that the latest printer driver works perfectly fine on both, but it did take a bit of time for it to work.
04-11-2021 05:05 AM
Pretty much agree with everything you say here, other than I think you are a tad harsh on Apple - they would have given HP plenty of opportunity to have access to Beta Big Sur for dev / testing. I truly believe this is down to HP. My 11 year old Epson Stylus Photo RX620 handled the upgrade to Big Sur with not a glitch!