[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

PER LW printer driver download?

Posted on 1998-12-27
6
Medium Priority
?
294 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
The driver for my personal laser writer NTR has disappeared from my chooser & I can't use my printer. I am using system 7.5.1 on a 7500/100 PowerPC. Where can I download (or otherwise obtain) a driver to place in my extension folder? I have searched throughout my hard drive using "find" and looked in disabled extensions also . . . no luck.
0
Comment
Question by:hportner
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:hportner
ID: 1537250
Edited text of question
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
becredclay earned 300 total points
ID: 1537251
Assuming you have the system disc for your computer, reinstall the printer software -- the driver for your printer is a part of the OS.  If you don't have the OS C.D. (or discs), you'll either have to borrow them or buy a new OS.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hportner
ID: 1537252
Thanks for your quick response. I have borrowed a Mac OS 7.6 CD for the purpose you recommend. Now I can't seem to find printer drivers on it (even in the "customized" choice. Any suggestions?

Oh yes, the printer is connected to my computer vis the ADB printer port.
0
On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:becredclay
ID: 1537253
You say that you are connected to me ADB port -- don't you mean the serial port?  

I don't have a 7.6 CD, but in my OS 7.5 CD, when I click on Custom Install and then expand the Printing category, the printer drivers are listed.  Isn't the Personal LW NTR an Appletalk printer?  If so, it will use the Laserwriter driver.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hportner
ID: 1537254
Thanks again. Yes, it is the serial (printer) port. I tried the Laserwriter, Laserwriter 8.0, and Postscript printer drivers, but to no avail.  Perhaps the driver is not the problem, although I checked and everything is plugged in properly and all indicator lights on the printer are normal. I have yet to try the printer's self-diagnosis and will check out the custom install OS7.6 CD again. If I get it figured out, I will let you know how.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:becredclay
ID: 1537255
Are you using a serial cable or Localtalk/Phonenet connectors?  If using a cable, you might try replacing it.  If using Localtalk, it's possible one of the connectors is bad -- I've run in to that several times.  If the Laserwriter driver is showing up in the Chooser window, but the printer is not showing up in the selector box, I would suspect a bad connection. (Don't forget -- you have to be connected to the printer port on the Mac, not the modem port.)  Hope you find the problem soon!
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A common question or need, when setting-up a new Mac for someone would be to make all of the applications, installed, available from the dock. Many people often do not realize an application is installed unless it is in the dock. Creating a custo…
Article by: Justin
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question