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Windows 7: HP laserjet 5 driver anyone?

18 Jul 2012   #1

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 
HP laserjet 5 ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH~!!!

I read this post HP Laserjet 5N drivers where a member used a driver for a HP LJ2030 PCL5 to get his laserjet 5N going . I have a laserjet 5 and absolutely nothing I've tried will make this work. Has anyone got anything that will make a HP Laser5 run on Windows 7 64bit???


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18 Jul 2012   #2

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 
HP laserjet 5 driver anyone?

Anything? This is a nice workhorse printer and I can't find a driver solution

Win 7 home premium Retail 64bit
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

looooordy that's a relic man, I remember how cool and fast a laser printer I thought it was back in middleschool when the thing was already like 6 years old lol. But Windows should have drivers for it built-in. What kind of interface is it using to connect to your computer? I can run you through how to manually install a non-USB printer if that's the case.

Here's HP's official driver link just for your info:
HP LaserJet 5/m/n Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
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18 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

For HP Laserjet 5 with windows 7 64 bit check Windows updates for a Driver
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18 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cliff789 View Post
I read this post HP Laserjet 5N drivers where a member used a driver for a HP LJ2030 PCL5 to get his laserjet 5N going . I have a laserjet 5 and absolutely nothing I've tried will make this work. Has anyone got anything that will make a HP Laser5 run on Windows 7 64bit???


As HP doesn't support the older printers, I just install it as a hplj series II

Rich
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18 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried these?

Microsoft Update Catalog

Also my system (windows 7 x64) shows a driver for that printer in the add printer wizard.
The list was obtained (updated) by selecting Windows update and waiting


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18 Jul 2012   #7

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Yah PBCOPTER I have done this pick from the list thing a dozen times. I wait and then it's done and nothing happens
The printer looks like it's set up, but it isn't.
The first time I try to print a document it fails.
Then I use the troubleshoot function. It applies a useless fix (making it the default printer) and still nothing happens when I try to print.

I don't understand why Laser 5 appears in the selection list.


HP is the same as HP always has been: Utterly and completely unresponsive.

I used to use their equipment in the physics lab. They made great quadrupole mass spectrometers, but if you had a problem you were on your own.

I've tried other Laserjet5 configurations from the list. There are several #5[xyz] printers, but none work



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I just install it as a hplj series II
Huh? Series II? You mean as in Laserjet II P ?

There are three Laserjet II offerings the IIP; the IIP plus; and the IIP PostScript Cartridge v52.2
Are you saying that you can get a Laserjet 5 to run as a Laserjet IIP ?

I have no offering on the list of printers that says Laserjet series II

I just selected the Laserjet IIP from the drop down list and it won't print the test page.

What do you do to run it as the Series II?
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18 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

When you say you wait, how long? It ususally takes upwards of 5 minutes to update the list of printers.

When you say "I wait and then it's done and nothing happens", what do you mean by done?
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18 Jul 2012   #9

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
When you say you wait, how long?
Till the machine is done doing whatever it is doing.



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When you say "I wait and then it's done and nothing happens", what do you mean by done?
The machined finishes with it's unhelpful installation and nothing happens when I go to print.


Here is some thing very odd:

My other printer is an HP 3380 all in one fax scanner printer. It's a POS for home use. Not up to the demands that my regular work requires.

Earlier in this thread I reported the printer's I installed trying to get the Laser 5 to work.
I uninstalled all other printers. the only one online is the 3380 and it's set as default.

The Laser 5 is powered up but there is no other printer than the 3380 in the Devices and Printers dialog window.

But I just sent a print to the 3380 which is also on.
However the Laser 5 printed it. Not the 3380

This is too weird. I wonder what'll happen when I reboot?

Well, I rebooted ( this is an edit) And the LaserJet5 no longer is doing the printing.

I wonder if a generic driver will work.
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18 Jul 2012   #10

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 

No joy on either count guys. HP is no longer supporting them and Win 7 doesn't have a driver on board. Which is bloody weird because in the Printers and Drivers dialog box there is a Laser 5 selection, but it doesn't work and nothing obtains online when it goes searching.

The hell of it is that THis page:
HP LaserJet, Color LaserJet, and LaserJet AiO/MFP Products - Products Not Supported in Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) - c02535920 - HP Business Support Center
Tells me that my printer IS supported.

But I seem unable to get it running.


If it is indeed supported then the drivers should be on my Window's 7 Retail Disk.
Where do I look on the disk for the drivers?
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