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I need to install HP deskjet 6940 on my Powerbook G4. I am operating on MAX OSX 10.4.6

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If your printer does not appear in the Printer pop-up menu, find and install the appropriate driver. Check any CD-ROM discs included with the printer, or the website of your printer's manufacturer. Only users with an administrator account can install software.

Tip: You can also open the Printer List window from Printer Center (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier) or the Printer Setup Utility (Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, or later).

Check the Printer menu again after installing the software. If the printer does not appear, you may need to do this:

  1. Make sure the printer is connected to your computer, plugged in, and turned on.
  2. For Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier, from the Printer menu in the print dialog choose Edit Printer List. The Printer List window appears.
  3. For Mac OS X 10.3 or later, choose Show Printer List from the View menu. The Printer List window appears.
  4. Click the Add Printer button.
  5. Choose USB from the first pop-up menu.
  6. Select your printer from the list.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Close the Printer List window.

How to add a network printer (AppleTalk or LPR)

Adding an AppleTalk or LPR network printer is very similar to adding a USB printer. In Step 4 above, you would choose AppleTalk or "LPR Printers using IP" from the pop-up menu. From there, the setup differs slightly.

AppleTalk printer
  • AppleTalk must be enabled in Network preferences.
  • If your network uses AppleTalk zones, choose one from a second pop-up menu that appears.
  • Make sure to avoid potential issues with AppleTalk multi-homing.

LPR printer
  • You must enter the printer's IP address or DNS name.
  • If you're printing to a queue, deselect the checkbox for "Use Default Queue on Server", then type the queue's name. If not, leave the checkbox selected.
  • You can select your printer from the Printer Model menu or leave it at Generic. In essence, are selecting a PPD file.

Question mark appears, or trouble finding a printer?

If you can't find the printer you want to add in the list of connection methods, make sure you're choosing the right connection type for your printer. Some printers may use custom input-output modules, such as "Epson AppleTalk". You may need to select one of these custom options in order to add your printer. If there's a question mark on the printer's icon, or Print Center or Print Setup Utility lists it as unsupported, check for an updated software version at the manufacturer's website, or the Mac OS X downloads page.

Tip for software installation

Your printer may appear in the printer list before manufacturer-required software is installed. If you have such a printer, remove the printer from your printer list before installing the software. Add the printer back to the list after you've installed the software.

Printers whose drivers or PPDs are included with Mac OS X
Additional Information See these articles for lists of printer drivers and PPD files included with Mac OS X:

25587: Mac OS X 10.3: Included PPDs for PostScript Printers
25588: Mac OS X 10.3: Raster (Inkjet) Printer Drivers Included
107001: Mac OS X 10.2: Included Ink Jet Printer Drivers
107002: Mac OS X 10.2: Included PPDs and Use of PostScript Printers
106490: Mac OS X 10.1: Many Third-Party Ink Jet Printer Drivers Are Included
106516: Mac OS X 10.1: Includes PPDs for Many PostScript Printers

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I bought a used 6940 and need software. can i download it free from hp.com


Yes you can download the printer software from HP site, just click HERE to download the printer software that you need select the operating system that your computer is using.

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How can I install my hp deskjet 6940 without disc


Hi!

What you could do is download the installer from online.

Here is the link to the driver page.

http://tinyurl.com/hpdeskjet6940driver


Just choose the right operating system you are using.



I hope this helps.

Jubert

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How do you install the hp deskjet 6940 printer without the disc? it is wireless


You can find the drivers of the printer using the link below:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=468003&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=468001

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HP 6940 Deskjet driver not installing WINDOWS 7


hi,the reason why it most probaly comes with that error is that the driver is not meant for windows 7,so go on line check hp site, printer drivers and download.

Jan 02, 2010 | HP Deskjet 6940 InkJet Printer

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Is a HP Inkjet Print Cartridge 94 compatible witha Hp Deskjet 6940


Not according to the HP site.

It shows 96, 97, 99, and 100.

Go to: HP DeskJet 6940 Supplies

Thanks for using Fixya.

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Help please.i have just installed the printer,it printed a test page but it wont accept the command to print anything else.what can i do to correct it.thank you


try to remove the programmed of the
hp deskjet 6940.go to the add remove programmed in the control panel.after to remove the programmed of the deskjet.try to install again the driver of the hp deskjet ,after you install,you need to restart your pc.

i hope it work

kira_ruk99@yahoo .com

Jan 11, 2009 | HP Deskjet 6940 InkJet Printer

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No istallation disc for hp deskjet 6940 for windows 98se


U can download the compatible software from HP.COM
choose "Software & Driver Downloads" and enter the product model # and select the correct O/S..
Download the Software first instead of straight away installing it..
Best OF LUCK !!

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