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HP 5150 loses connectivity every couple of days.I get a message that says the printer has lost its connection. All cables are good. I have the identical printer at another location and when it is used with my laptop everything works great. It is the second unit that seem to have this problem. In my print dialoge box I have 2 printers listed: deskjet 5100, and deskjet 5100-1 (this is the problem printer) Using Mac Powerbook G4 with 10.4.8. A reboot solves the problem but what a pain. hghh

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I do not know which driver you are using since three different Ones are listed  8,9, and OS-X. I f you are not using OS X  or at least 9, I would consider trying them , if I were you,since you are currently using 10. The driver page states that if you OS in not listed. then they do not recoment this printer,in so many words.〈=en&

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