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On the computer hard drive, open Applications, open Utilities, and then open Print Center or
Printer Setup Utility.
If you are using Mac OS X v10.3 or v10.4, then the Printer Setup Utility has
replaced the Print Center.
Click Add Printer.
Select Bonjour as the connection type.
Select your printer from the list.
Click Add Printer.
Close the Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility by clicking the close button in the upper-left corner.
Installing Macintosh printing system software for direct connections
This section explains how to install the printing system software for Mac OS X v10.2, v10.3, and v10.4.
The Apple PostScript driver must be installed in order to use the PPD files. Use the Apple PostScript
driver that came with your Macintosh computer.
To install the printing system software
Insert the printer CD into the CD-ROM drive and run the installer.
The CD menu runs automatically. If the CD menu does not run automatically, double-click the CD
icon on the desktop.
Double-click the Installer icon in the HP LaserJet Installer folder.
Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
When prompted, connect a USB cable between the USB port on the printer and the USB port on
the computer. Use a standard 2-meter (6.56-foot) USB cable.
For Mac OS X v10.2, v10.3, and v10.4: USB queues are created automatically
when the printer is attached to the computer. In some cases, the queue will use a generic
PPD if the installer has not been run before the USB cable is connected. To change the
queue PPD, open the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility, select the correct printer queue,
and then click Show Info to open the Printer Info dialog box. In the pop-up menu, select
Printer Model, and then, in the pop-up menu in which Generic is selected, select the correct
PPD for the printer.
Print a test page or a page from any software program to make sure that the software is correctly
If installation fails, reinstall the software. If this fails, see the installation notes or late-breaking
readme files on the printer CD or the flyer that came in the printer box, or go to
for help or more information.
To remove software from Macintosh operating systems
To remove the software from a Macintosh computer, drag the PPD files to the trash can.
Chapter 1 Printer basics