When upgrading Mac OSX to 10.5.8 we discovered that the HP C6180 printer we use (wired network) only supported printing. There is no fax driver and no scanner support. The HP software instructed us to buy a new printer in order to regain those functionalities.
You can imagine well our desire not to buy a new printer when the one we have still works just fine. If HP wishes us to keep buying HP printer cartridges or to ever buy another HP printer again then it would be reasonable to expect continued driver support for printers still in the field. (it's not even all that old...)
Is there a workaround or updated driver available, please?
Thanks for your note. That's what I tried first. It did not work so I copied over the drivers from the OS 10.5 System disk as instructed. That got the printer part working but along the way discovered no fax and a specific note from HP about no scanner support in OS 10.5 for the C6180 and related printers.
I could try again, if you thought this was supposed to work for this configuration of printer and OS.
Thanks for the prompt help.This worked, whereas the same software did not work before.
If there had been a note somewhere in the HP driver instructions that a person needed to upgrade to 10.5.8 from 10.5 prior to attempting to load the printer driver then it would have saved considerable time and frustration.
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