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Unsupported personality: PCL on leopard

I am trying to print to the local network's printer - HP Laserjet 1012 Gutenprint v5.1.3 (which is running on Windows XP) through my MacBook without but I keep getting the "unsupported personality: PCL" error. I can find the printer and everything, but when I print I get that message on the paper instead of the desired text.

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Uninstall and reinstall the printer drivers

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Printer worked fine, now suddenly only prints unsupported personality: PCL


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Hp color laserjet 2550l need driver for my mac


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The latest HP printer driver for devices listed below are built into Mac OS X 10.6. You do not need to download or reinstall any HP software for full printing functionality.
HP LaserJet print drivers are included in Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD and also available via Apple Software Updates.

Please Visit official HP Printer website Below Link URL:
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Snow Leopard - HP LaserJet printer setup instructions
  1. Upgrade install from Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5:
If updating a Mac using the Snow Leopard DVD, the install process should automatically detect your previous HP printer queue, delete, and then create a new HP printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.
USB printers:
  1. Make sure printer is turnedOnand connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File , Print .
  3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.
  4. If you don't see your printer, choose Add Printer , and then selectMore Printersbutton.
  5. In the Name column, select the printer, then clickAdd.
Network printers:
You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
NOTE:Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File , Print .
  2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
NOTE:On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
  1. Click IP in the toolbar.
  2. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.
  3. Enter the printer's information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.
  4. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in thePrint Usingpull down menu.
  5. ClickAddto create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.
Your computer can usually detect whether a printer has special accessories installed, such as additional paper trays, duplex unit, or extra memory. If it can't, a dialog appears that lets you specify them. Make sure the settings in that dialog accurately reflect your printer's installed options to enable full functionality.
  1. Clean install of Snow Leopard or setting up a new Macintosh with Snow Leopard already installed:
If configuring a new Mac running Snow Leopard or if performing a new or clean install of Snow Leopard:
For USB connected printers, the install process should automatically create a new HP LaserJet printer queue using the latest HP printer drivers included in Snow Leopard.
For network connected printers, follow steps below.
USB printers:
  1. Make sure that printer is turnedOnand connected.
  2. Open a document to print, and then choose File , Print .
  3. Open the Printer pop-up and choose your printer.
  4. If you don't see your printer, choose Add Printer , and then selectMore Printersbutton.
  5. In the Name column, select the printer, then clickAdd.

Network printers:
You can connect to HP printers on your local network that use Bonjour, IP, and Open Directory, as well as shared printers connected to an Apple Airport base station.
NOTE:Apple does NOT support AppleTalk in new Mac OS X 10.6.
  1. Choose File , Print .
  2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and choose your printer. It may be in the Nearby Printers submenu.
  3. If your printer does not appear, choose Add Printer from the Printer pop-up menu.
  4. A dialog appears listing any Bonjour, IP, shared, and Open Directory printers on your local network. It may take a minute or two for your printer to appear.
NOTE:On larger networks, outside the Bonjour link-local network, your printer may not show up in the list. You can connect to the printer using IP. An IP printer is a network printer that uses TCP/IP protocol (such as JetDirect, LPD/LPR, IPP) to communicate with your printer. You need to know the IP address or DNS name.
  1. Click IP in the toolbar.
  2. Select HP Jetdirect - Socket in the Protocol pull down menu.
  3. Enter the printer's information available from printers front panel or printers network configuration page.
  4. The system should automatically bind to the HP print driver in thePrint Usingpull down menu.
  5. ClickAddto create the HP printer queue for your HP LaserJet.

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The HP laserjet 1012 printer has the online print status: "paused". I click resume and it goes back to pause. How do I troubleshoot this? The printer is on a shared network.


load the drivers in another system locally..check..if problem solved un install the divers reconnect & check..
If problem presists replace formatter..

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Not so much a problem but got message printed out while trying to print a document. Unsupported Personality: UNKNOWN. Does this mean something I should be concerned with ??


An error page will print with the words "Unsupported Personality: PCL " in the upper left hand corner. The printers are host-based and do not support PCL printing; therefore, installing an alternate PCL5e or PCL6 printer driver will frequently generate this error condition. NOTE: This error condition occurs by design when an attempt to print with a PCL5e or PCL6 printer driver occurs and is NOT a bug within the product software. SOLUTION: Install the correct HP LaserJet Host-Based Printer Driver or the HP LaserJet printing system software for the product. These drivers are available for download from the HP web site. Click here to go to the HP web site drivers and downloads page. NOTE: There are several programs (such as accounting, invoicing, court documentation applications) that are 16 bit (DOS) programs with a 32 bit (Windows) overlay. Due to the nature of these applications and the associated Windows overlay, the errors may continue with the correct printer drivers. These applications do not typically support a host-based output device, and as such would not be supported in these environments.

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Apparently, with Leopard, you should be able to just plug in your USB cable and it will register. Go to Settings, then Print/Fax and click on the Add button. Make sure that the USB cable is attached securely both at the printer and the computer. I struggled with this for at least two hours, before my husband came home to fix it and it just worked. Very annoying.

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Operator: VendorUnique
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