HP Color LaserJet 2600n

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by James Cadd, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. James Cadd

    James Cadd Guest

    Has any one had any success getting a HP 2600n color laser printer to work
    with Vista. HP simply says "Drivers cominng soon...." Very frustrating.


    Thanks

    Jim
     
    James Cadd, Mar 17, 2007
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    Ararat Guest

    Just installes XP drivers from the cd. Works fine...
     
    Ararat, Mar 17, 2007
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    Rblack Guest

    I also tried to install Vista and despite the compatibility check beforehand
    being OK, I found that neither of the HP Printers which I have would work. At
    HP.com they say that they are not going to make a Vista driver for my
    printers as they are over a couple of years old.
     
    Rblack, Mar 18, 2007
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    Ram_aries Guest

    I'm having trouble as well with this printer. It is there but not, so to
    speak.. I can print things from Word or other applications with no troubles,
    but I go to print a photo via the Windows Vista Photo Gallery & the printer
    isn't listed. I have tried everything to get this thing installed correctly
    with no success.. Is anyone else here having issues with the photo printing?
     
    Ram_aries, Mar 28, 2007
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    Harry Krause Guest


    Not that it is going to make you feel better, but I have a 2605, pretty
    much the same printer you have, and it printed a photo from Vista Photo
    Gallery just fine. I've got it hooked up as a network printer, running
    through a router.
     
    Harry Krause, Mar 28, 2007
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    RayD Guest


    Harry I have the 2605 dtn also, are you able to duplex with the Vista
    driver? I looked for a switch to turn it on but unsuccessful in
    finding one.
     
    RayD, Mar 28, 2007
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    Harry Krause Guest


    Ahh, my friend...you have forgotten the first rule:

    Make everything as difficult as possible.

    My guess is that you downloaded the Postscript driver from those two new
    drivers HP listed available for VISTA. Apparently that driver does not
    support duplex.

    Go back to the HP site and download the PCL 6 driver. With that one, if
    you go to Properties, then Finishing, you'll see a check box for duplex
    printing. It works.

    Don't feel bad. The only reason I know this is because I had the same
    problem!

    :>]
     
    Harry Krause, Mar 28, 2007
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    Harry Krause Guest


    Forgot...if you want to use duplex, you have to select the PCL printer.
    The PS printer driver remains available. On my setup, the PCL driver is
    called UP Universal Printing PCL 6 driver.
     
    Harry Krause, Mar 28, 2007
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    RayD Guest

    Actually I did not download any other drivers. I just tried the PCL 6
    driver and it works. Thanks for the tip & advise. I can now duplex.
    Yahooo!
     
    RayD, Mar 28, 2007
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  10. James Cadd

    Harry Krause Guest


    Duplexing is great...you use half the paper per project, but twice as
    much toner...keeps HP's shareholders happy.

    How do you like your 2605? Mine is fine, though I am disappointed with
    the difficulties involved in setting up the printer to properly handle
    the few #10 envelopes we send out every day.
     
    Harry Krause, Mar 28, 2007
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    RayD Guest

    You took the words right out of my mouth! Great printer hope we get
    this a Vista thing worked out. This is the first printer that I could
    duplex with here at home.
     
    RayD, Mar 29, 2007
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    ttm Guest

    I have the identical problem and this thread went somewhere else. Did you
    ever find a resolution?
     
    ttm, Jun 2, 2007
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    David Blyth Guest

    James: know your post was a couple of months ago, but I've just upgraded
    my notebook, installed Vista and now the HP Laserjet 2605dtn can't see
    the duplex function. Did you have any luck trying to fix your problem?
     
    David Blyth, Sep 12, 2007
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