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I just purchased an Apple Macbook Air(13 model) and have been

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I just purchased an Apple Macbook Air(13" model) and have been trying to get it to communicate with my DELL 305 printer. After several unsuccessful tries with the Lexmark 3600-4600 driver series, I discovered and downloaded the printer/driver for the Lexmark S605. It does a little better in that the Dell printer moves the ink carriage into place but no printing happens. The message that I get says that "there is a problem communicating with the printer. Paused." I would appreciate your suggestions (even negative ones).
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mac
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Expert:  Travis replied 6 years ago.
Please DO NOT Accept the answer as it is not a positive solution to your request UNLESS you feel I have helped you in some way by relaying this information. I feel it necessary to put this here because my answer is not a solution, rather a confirmation. If you do feel this answer is worthy of acceptance, by all means, please click the Accept button. I just want you to realize this up front.

Unfortunately, the Dell 305 is not a Mac compatible printer. Even with the Lexmark driver work arounds, the driver will not be able to operate the printer with any stable functionality. I would suggest locating a printer that is Mac compatible. What you are trying to do is like shoving a GM water pump into a BMW. There may be some brackets out there that may get it operating... but for how long and with what success?


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Experience: 19+ Years of Mac Experience, BSA in Design and 6 Years of Mac Training from University of Cincinnati
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