HP PSC devices in general are a complete pain to use, both on a PC or a Mac. The drivers are bloated with crap that you do not require and are horribly slow.
Not only that, but for whatever reason, the PSC series doesn't like being shared over a network from Windows to Mac or vice versa. It only wants to play with one OS at a time it would seem.
Ever since I bought this printer I've struggled with it and the HP drivers for OS X are even worse than on the PC (despite the bloat on that platform).
There are opensource, free, light drivers that work quite well in opposite to these. You just have to install the two packages and go.
HP All-in-ones just aren't a good idea. Get a fax machine fore faxing, get a scanner for scanning, and get a DeskJet for printing. DeskJets have all worked fine for me while OfficeJets suxk
I have been trying to use an HP PSC 950 for over a year now and it has never worked well with my MAC. It prints very slowly and takes forever to get started. I t works fine on my wifes PC. Stay away from HP products if you have a MAC ! ! !
I agree with the comments made regarding HP and their zero support for Mac users.
I own an HP PSC2210 which only partially works under Mac OS 10.4
I have emailed HP three times in the last three months to get information on either a patch, or an update for this printer. I'm still waiting on a reply to my first email.. Says a lot about HP's attitude towards its Mac customers..
The Hp site also clearly informs you that Mac users of this product will find that there are problems using this all in one using Tiger.
I for one will not be buying another HP product with this type of attitude towards its Mac customers.
The HP PSC 950 has never functioned well with any driver. From the day it came out of the box until today, it has been a piece of dren.
One alwyas hopes that the next driver will work, but the result is always the same. It stalls.. It looses its connection to the computer..you have to restart your computer to be able to print...the colors come out looking terrible.. and you don't even bother with the other so called usless functions.
I will never, ever, buy an HP for my MAC again.
I am using my PSC 950 successfully in 10.4 Tiger. Including all all-in-one features. If someone is interested in how to do that, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! :)
Hi there, I would love to know how you went about to make it work, mine does not seem to like it at all.
I would love to know how anyone got their printer to work.....such a waste of money.
I'd love to know how you did it! I had a Powerbook G4 and it worked fine (well, as fine as the 950 can). I just got a new Powerbook and can't even find the driver to get it to work with Tiger!
Leider taugt der Treiber auch in dieser Version nicht, um mit dem HP PSC 950 vernünftig (unter OS 10.2 und 10.3) zu arbeiten!
Worthless. Just downloaded and installed version 6.3.7. Printer still will not stay connected. Waited forever for Panther printer driver. Second revision and printer still won't stay connected. Can't print without rebooting. I recommend staying away from Hewlett Packard products. Using 950xi with a Cube.
I have a PSC 900 series printer and am using OS 10.2.8. I've been able to print no problem for a long time, but now when I try printing I'm told that the printer driver is not installed! This is the second time this has happened - what's happening?
I use a few HP products (all in ones), I use all of them with Linux drivers (CUPS) to print and other open source software to scan and fax. I tried all kinds of HP drivers for Mac OS 9 up to 10.3.5 and NONE of them WORKED WITHOUT PROBLEMS. HP Driver Software = CRAP. :(
I also talked to the guys from HP at MacWorld and called one hundret times the Support, without any success. They are aware of problems with the software, but do NOTHING against it.
I'm with Jim - running on OS 10.3, same problem. Prints fine for awhile, then all of a sudden it says driver not installed. I'm downloading it for the third time now.
Still can't use it with fast switching
I spoke with HP and they said that they haven't solved the fast switching yet. I just went out and bought a new printer!
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