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Looking for an Alps MD5000 driver for Mac OSX

Also need to find an adapter to connect the 50-pin SCSI port on my Alps MD5000 to my Mac which only has USB and Ethernet ports.

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There are no OS X drivers for the 5000.
If your version of OS X is old enough, you can run the )S 9 driver under classic.

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Here's an alternative: Adaptec makes a scsi card that you can put in your mac...If it's a tower. It's got a 50-pin high density exterior connector... you should be able to connect your unit to this...
it's the Adaptec 29160N...there are a few different varieties...look for the high density 50-pin...my research is showing you may have to spend a little to get one.

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Well I found that www.driverguide has helped me find drivers but do not shoot the messanger on this also you can try www.download.com I am was told they have too

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Alps md5000 printer driver for pc with windows 7


Sorry, there are no Windows 7 Drivers. There are a couple of work arounds. I use an older laptop with Windows XP. The XP drivers are easy to find on line. There is another way, but I have not tried it. It's using XP compatibility mode in Win 7.

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1. delete any MD5000 printer entries. *(I had no other printer entries defined)*
2. Use ADD/REMOVE programs to remove the driver.
3. Disconnect printer USB cable (one you bought on EBAY) My laptop has no Parallel port.
4. Reinstall Driver (I am using 2.2.4) specifying not to make it the default printer. For me the 2.2.4 install worked fine.
5. use the add a printer function to manually add the MD5000P. I pointed the install wizard to the 2.2.4 file created by the installation of the driver when it asked if I had a disk. for my computer that was:
C:\Documents and Settings\AMD64\My Documents\My Received Files\MDP224XP
5. after the printer definition was successful , I followed the steps from a
previous message in the ALPS group listed below listed below:

RIGHT CLICK MD5000P ICON, and open properties menu for said printer (this is the one you created manually)

click PORT TAB:

pick a USB port ( virtual printer port) from list *(the install set it to a
port of MD_LPT1 I selected USB001)*

DISABLE bi-directional support RADIO BUTTON,

click ADVANCED TAB:

click PRINT DIRECTLY TO PRINTER radio button,

OPEN PRINT PROCESSOR BUTTON on bottom of page,
from menu select ALMD224S (for print processor)
and DATA TYPE select RAW(FF AUTO).

I plugged the printer in a USB slot and printed test page and a color
photograph.

After this all worked I reset the USB port definition to reselect the bi-directional function. So I do run with the bi-directional mode

Note that Win XP itself will auto create a printer definition using a Microsoft driver "Alps MD-5000P (MS)" if you use this printer to print you will not get any of the ALPS functions.

But this seems to have worked for me.

I hope this helps you. I have only worked with an Alps MD5000 so I have not done this with any other model but the steps I think the steps could still apply because of windows requirements. I have not tried to install the driver on Vista so I do not know if it will work but it might.

Hope this helps.

If any of this is a problem you can contact me and hopefully we can work it out on the phone or chat or whatever

Good Luck

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2. Connect the old SCSI hard drive to a SCSI USB hard drive adapter. Then connect it to the USB port on the MAC and you should see this as an external hard drive.

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