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Older HP drivers for older HP printers
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:40:24 PM »
It used to be that you could go to Apple or to HP and get the drivers for older HP printers. Both Apple and HP have cut that off. Has anyone archived those old drivers? I have an HP 1510 PSC all in one. I believe it could run in both 9 and 10.4 with the right drivers. I do need the scanner function. The generic drivers - Gimp print and Guten print - will allow printing but not scanning. Any thoughts or information? Thanks. P.S. Guten print has also made it hard to find the old drivers.

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Re: Older HP drivers for older HP printers
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 04:52:52 PM »
Have you checked HP ftp server?

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/printers/

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Re: Older HP Drivers
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 05:49:58 PM »
There are quite a few 1600 series combos listed on eBay currently.
Might begin messaging those sellers to see if anyone has original
install discs for your 1510 (that might make copies for you).
Just checked the HP ftp server and found nothing.
(But worth a shot for you to look too.)

Here’s an eBay link for your HP CD 7.3.0 Q5888-10023
(for sale / $6.20)

https://www.ebay.com/i/401501882021?chn=ps
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 06:45:44 PM »
If you’ve already installed (other) drivers for that HP, “they” recommend doing the ol’ uninstall
procedure to remove previous (or newer versions) of *HP software BEFORE then re-installing
HP software / drivers.

*Maybe even GIMP & Guten generic drivers need to go too?

Question: Did you have this HP scanner function working before? (With same or another machine
or, prior to doing any OS upgrades / other changes?) If it’s a new device to you,
are you certain that the scanner worked before?

And then... there's always the possibility of using suitable TWAIN drivers
available via Photoshop or other  image-editing software packages. ;)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 12:44:38 AM by FdB »
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Re: Older HP drivers for older HP printers
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2018, 01:28:54 PM »
I recall using a H-P application called DeskScan II v 2.4. I believe the original DeskScan was a "Desk Accessory" rather than an application.

I think this worked with any H-P scanner or all in one printer, whether SCSI or AppleTalk or USB.

I'm u/l'ing since it's teeny tiny. Even if it doesn't work, it's not taking up much space or bandwidth.

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Re: Older HP drivers for older HP printers
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 09:35:52 AM »
I will try getting rid of the older drivers. I find that I did buy the recommended disk some months ago. I will try to install it under O.S. 9.2.2.

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Re: Older HP drivers for older HP printers
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 03:02:25 PM »
I have the correct disc. It includes drivers for OS 9. I removed the old software. I start the installation process with the USB cable disconnected. It says no printer is connected. I connect the USB cable. No change. I start the installation software again. The software says no printer is connected. The HP is on all this time and not just in sleep mode. The cable is good and works with the printer and PC computers. Any thoughts on how to get this to work. Apple and HP do not support any of the old HP Printers and have removed the pages and the download sites. HP says that there is no help or support available for the older printers. What is available that does not rely on HP or Apple. Gimp/Gutenprint really don't want work with the old printers either.

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 04:07:48 PM »
Well Neal… maybe it’s time to install the software on an OS X bootable partition, or on a separate OS X based drive within your G4 AGP… at least for scanning tasks?

Lacking an actual HP 1510PSC here, I attempted a comparable / similar install of an Epson Workforce 610 (scanner, printer, fax) of similar mfg. era here last night. And while the Epson also touts possible use under OS 9.2… I couldn’t get it to respond at all under OS 9.2. Zip, zero, nada.

However (on a dual-boot Quicksilver / OS 10.4) with the same Epson software installed, printing and scanning works very well. And, I have read that this Epson 610 will print (under OS 9.2.2) but won’t scan. If I needed to print from 9, then I might consider scrounging around for a suitable printer driver OR simply transfer text docs, image files or word processing etc. from OS 9 to X.

And, might be comparing apples to oranges between the HP and the Epson… but in order to have the Epson 610 function, not really that much of a hassle to scan, print. etc. under OS X and then one could always transfer or write the image scan files to the OS 9 drive (or partition) should one need them in OS 9 for any reason.

Sorry this doesn’t “fix” your OS 9 quest …but it might be a stop-gap workaround for your needs?

What you seek may indeed be “out there”… I just can’t find it. Maybe someone else can?

A similar quest / thread: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,3861.msg26000.html#msg26000
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2018, 10:03:27 PM »
Once more… with mucho gusto.

Online manual available covering the HP 1500 All-In-One series mentions HP Image Zone Software & HP Director software for Mac OS 9. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00366222.pdf (And cropped-excerpt image below.) Now, not sure if this is a standalone variety CD or, if an internet connection direct to HP was /also necessary… BUT there are several examples* on eBay (maybe PC, maybe Mac… who knows?). Really great for a machine made in 2004 / 2005 and reviewed by c/net then… with an original cost of $99.00! https://www.cnet.com/reviews/hp-psc-1510-all-in-one-multifunction-printer-color-series-review/

There’s also a downloadable Image Zone version (4.7)? available from Software Informer (and I cannot vouch for this source, so proceed / download at your own risk). https://hp-image-zone-mac.software.informer.com

And then, there’s this little gem (image below) of a CD version 7.3.0 that plainly states “Macintosh” (OS 9.1 and higher) but that may only be printer driver software? https://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-PSC-1500-1600-Printer-Series-Macintosh-MAC-Setup-Software-Disc-CD-Q5888-10023/142902290988?epid=12011715666&hash=item2145a3ea2c:g:x~4AAOSw8P5bb1od  But, is that the same as the disk that you have already tried? Perhaps a wholly separate Image Zone disk is necessary for this to function under OS 9? Happy hunting. ;)

*eBay examples:
https://www.ebay.com/i/202225013514?chn=ps   Image Zone Express
https://www.ebay.com/i/223273891119?chn=ps   Image Zone Plus
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