Minolta Magicolor 2 Desk Laser

  Les 17:28 03 Feb 2005

My neighbour has recently bought a Minolta Magicolor 2 Laser printer, unfortunately he didn't get any software with it! The printer will do a self test perfectly but, no matter what you do (or so it seems) it refuses to work with his computer. His computer is a 800mhz Athlon running Windows XP Professional software - the printer as set up using the hardware wizard and drivers for his computer found and installed (or so it informs me via the various boxes).

Could you advise on what he does next?

  Zaphod 3 17:53 03 Feb 2005

Download the drivers from click here

  Les 23:36 03 Feb 2005

Thanks for the link - the drivers I downloaded from this site must have been the wrong ones - I see, in the .pdf file that it is mostly concerned with networked computers and administrators. He has just the laptop to connect the printer too. Would I be correct in thinking that the first part can be skipped and start at the point where you actually install the drivers using the wizard - or is it not that simple?

  Les 23:43 03 Feb 2005

Sorry, the above is a little misleading. I had downloaded drivers prior to posting the initial message - they didn't work. I've now downloaded the other drivers (for Windows XP amongst others)- It references a Novell Server - I haven't a clue as to what that is! In the PDF it doesn't mention XP but does NT 4. I take it that is similard to XP - or is it?

If you can help with this it would be much appreciated, but, if noone can then I shall give him what I've got and let him do it as I have no desire of being accused of messing up his laptop 8-))

Thanks again

  Les 16:26 23 Feb 2005

I did eventually succeed in finding the correct drivers etc for this printer. Minolta's UK site had them listed quite plainly under Windows 2000/XP - why I didn't see them earlier I'll never know! The neighbour's face was a picture when he heard the printer whirr into action - and I was glad to justified his belief that I would solve - I wish I had that faith :-))

  vinnyT 14:31 24 Feb 2005

Glad you got it sorted, if you don't mind me asking, were the results worth it?

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