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Windows 7: HP Laserjet 5N drivers

13 Jan 2011   #1
Deusdies

Windows XP SP2
 
 
HP Laserjet 5N drivers

Howdy,

I have a Laserjet 5N (I know, pretty old) connected via parallel (LPT1) port to my computer. It worked just fine on my old machine with Windows XP on it, however, I just bought a new computer with Windows 7 on it and I've been having problems making it work ever since.

I went to Control Panel > Devices and Printers > Add printer, did the "Windows Update" which updated the list of drivers and the HP LaserJet 5N was listed there. However, after adding the driver, printing still doesn't work - the "see what's printing dialog" just shows "error - printing" the moment I click "print test page" (or when I try to print anything else).

I've also tried searching the windows update catalog (downloaded, did "have disk", still no luck), as well as selecting some of the other printers on the "add printer" list - nothing helped.

I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!


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13 Jan 2011   #2
Kari

 

According to Microsoft, your printer should install itself automatically when connected (Windows 7 Compatibility for HP Laserjet 5N Printer Laser Printer: HP. Drivers, Updates, Downloads).

You could try to uninstall the printer drivers from Device Manager (right click, select Uninstall), then uninstall all related software found in Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. Disconnect the printer, reboot and reconnect.

If this does not work, try downloading drivers from HP's site: HP LaserJet 5/m/n Printer series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center.

Kari
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13 Jan 2011   #3
Deusdies

Windows XP SP2
 
 

Thanks for the fast response, Kari.

The weird thing is that the printer is not listed in Device Manager at all. My other printer (also an old deskjet 845c), however, is. It works just fine.

LaserJet 5n is not listed anywhere. When I plug it in, nothing happens on my PC. No sound, nothing. The printer display says "Ready". Computer doesn't list the printer anywhere. I have to manually add it and when I do, an error happens, as I explained above.

One more weird thing: the laserjet 5N picture on the Windows' site you linked do is totally not the picture of my printer, though my printer clearly says on the front "HP LaserJet 5N". Not sure if this is important or not. EDIT: nvm this, here's the link to the product with my image http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...205n&os=64-bit Still says "no action required" though.
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14 Jan 2011   #4
ryan9939

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think Windows will install this printer automatically because it isn't usb supporting Plug and play/pray (though I could be wrong). You will need to manually add it selecting it as a local printer on LPT1.
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13 May 2012   #5
keyboards

Win 7 Pro 32
 
 

I know this is coming in late, but I just went through this bit of falderal re: the HP 5N on a Win7 machine. I absolutely could not get the machine to go out to WU to find the files needed for the 5N.

I was building up a W7 laptop for my wife and hers DID go out to WU for the drivers. It found the oem25.inf files that has the proper driver for the 5N (and a bunch of others), but they're 'digitally unsigned' and that's probably why M$ won't put them out there easily.

I located the file on the wife's machine and threw it out on my server, then went back to my machine, deleted the existing printers (installed with an HP LJ2030 PCL5 printer driver), and then tried the reinstall using the "Have Disk..." option. Worked flawlessly!! I now have the 5N with the proper drivers loaded.

If anyone needs this driver, contact me through the forums and I'll be glad to forward a copy of it to you.
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01 Jun 2012   #6
ponymom05

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Keyboards - I would LOVE to have a copy of this driver. Thanks
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01 Jun 2012   #7
keyboards

Win 7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ponymom05 View Post
Keyboards - I would LOVE to have a copy of this driver. Thanks
ponymom05 - what is your email addy and I'll get it right out to you. Remember to obfuscate it so the harvesters don't getcha.....
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01 Jun 2012   #8
ponymom05

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

not sure how to do that, will just give you my work address, I don't have permissions to send PMs on here, let them hack away!

cathy.tom@campbell.kyschools.us

Thanks so much!
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21 Jun 2012   #9
jservr

windows 7
 
 

I would love to have the driver for hp laserjet 5n.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by keyboards View Post
I know this is coming in late, but I just went through this bit of falderal re: the HP 5N on a Win7 machine. I absolutely could not get the machine to go out to WU to find the files needed for the 5N.

I was building up a W7 laptop for my wife and hers DID go out to WU for the drivers. It found the oem25.inf files that has the proper driver for the 5N (and a bunch of others), but they're 'digitally unsigned' and that's probably why M$ won't put them out there easily.

I located the file on the wife's machine and threw it out on my server, then went back to my machine, deleted the existing printers (installed with an HP LJ2030 PCL5 printer driver), and then tried the reinstall using the "Have Disk..." option. Worked flawlessly!! I now have the 5N with the proper drivers loaded.

If anyone needs this driver, contact me through the forums and I'll be glad to forward a copy of it to you.
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21 Jun 2012   #10
jservr

windows 7
 
 

I would love to have the driver for the HP laserjet 5n
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