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Windows 7: HP LaserJet 5000 drivers?


07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)
 
 
HP LaserJet 5000 drivers?

Is there any driver better than the Windows 7 default driver or the ones currently available from HP? Those from HP seem to be actually for a different printer - the HP Color LaserJet CP2025 Series.
The real issue is that those drivers only support a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi but the HP LaserJet 5000 has a max resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi.

Any idea how get the max resolution out of the printer?

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07 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomas R View Post
but the HP LaserJet 5000 has a max resolution is 1200 x 1200 dpi.

Any idea how get the max resolution out of the printer?
What does the manual say? Regardless of the driver, you still have to set the printer up to output that resolution. However I do agree that it would help to have the correct driver installed.

And did you check HP's website because I see Windows 7 x64-bit drivers for the 5000 printer here HP LaserJet 5000 Printer series- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
What does the manual say? Regardless of the driver, you still have to set the printer up to output that resolution. However I do agree that it would help to have the correct driver installed.
The max resolution is 1200 x 1200 and it should be set up that way since that was what I had with XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
And did you check HP's website because I see Windows 7 x64-bit drivers for the 5000 printer here HP LaserJet 5000 Printer series- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
That's the driver I have. But that driver seems to be actually for the HP Color LaserJet CP2025 Series - that's at least the name that shows up in the Windows device manager.
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07 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomas R View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
What does the manual say? Regardless of the driver, you still have to set the printer up to output that resolution.
The max resolution is 1200 x 1200 and it should be set up that way since that was what I had with XP.
Do yo not have the same or similar settings settings in the Windows 7 driver? Is there another piece of the software that needs to be installed? Look on the CD to see if you forgot to install something. Then go to HP's website and look for updated versions.

And what does the owner's manual say about printing at that res? That's where you need to look.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thomas R View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
And did you check HP's website because I see Windows 7 x64-bit drivers for the 5000 printer here HP LaserJet 5000 Printer series- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
That's the driver I have. But that driver seems to be actually for the HP Color LaserJet CP2025 Series - that's at least the name that shows up in the Windows device manager.
I would suggest you then contact HP about that issue. I would also inquire as to why you seem to be missing some settings in the software.

Since I don't have an HP printer, I can't help there. Perhaps someone with a similar printer can chime in, but I'd call HP nonetheless.

Sorry I couldn't help.

Good luck
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07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)
 
 

Well, I have this printer since 2001 and it's actually from the last century so any CD that came with it would be heavily outdated - not that I ever got a CD in the first place. I always downloaded the drivers directly from HP.
Since it's a pretty pricey business model HP still supports it.

Contacting HP might be the only option.
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07 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would say so.

Good luck.
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01 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Were you successful in finding a driver that works with the Laserjet 5000? Their Universal Print Driver will not work for me - appears that I'm having the same problems you had. No luck either searching the HP site.
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01 Feb 2010   #8

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Have you tried adding your printer using Windows 7 built-in drivers? For LaserJet 5000 there are three drivers available: PCL 5, 6 and postscript.

If you decide to give it a try, follow these instructions, replacing the PSC 1315 printer mentioned in the linked post with your LaserJet 5000.

Kari


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02 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The HP LJ5000 is connected to a networked Windows XP computer via a parallel cable (the printer is so old that it does not have a USB connection). The new Windows 7 computer is so new that it does not have a parallel port. So I cannot connect the printer directly to the Windows 7 computer. Instead I have to connect through my existing lan.
How does this change the instructions?
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02 Feb 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MDFin View Post
The HP LJ5000 is connected to a networked Windows XP computer via a parallel cable (the printer is so old that it does not have a USB connection). The new Windows 7 computer is so new that it does not have a parallel port. So I cannot connect the printer directly to the Windows 7 computer. Instead I have to connect through my existing lan.
How does this change the instructions?
First, connect the printer to the XP computer and power both printer and XP on. Check that network is OK (7 can see XP).

On 7, instead of choosing an existing port when adding a printer, choose Create a new port, choosing Local Port as port type:

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Click Next, give the port a name. Format is \\Computer_Name\Printer_Name, where Computer_Name is the network name of your XP computer and Printer_Name is the name printer is shared with:

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Click OK, follow the instructions given on screen.

Kari


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