Dreaded error -9672

have set up home network using Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) with eMac and MacBook (Intel), both running OSX 10.4.11 and 2 printers: HP Laserjet 1022 and Canon Pixma iP4500, both connected via the USB slot on the AE. Able to print from both printers via MacBook, and Airport Utility shows both printers are connected via AEBS. Problem printing from eMac: although both printers are found in the Printer List (when using Printer Browser) whenever try to add them get the dreaded -9672 error. What needs to be done to resolve this? (am aware there is a long-standing problem resulting in these -9672 errors)

See the following for possible solution:
HP DeskJet: 5150, 5650, 5850 -- Driver not installed or Error -9672 in Mac OS 10.3 when trying to add the printer under USB to the Printer Setup Utility.
Macintosh OS 10.3 was shipped with the DeskJet v2.3.1 driver. The installation CD's for the 5000 series DeskJet printers listed above unfortunately have an older driver release then the one HP has worked with Apple to include in OS 10.3.
These steps will delete the necessary files to be able to install the 2.3.1 or greater software package to you operating system.
Resolution:
Deleting the Current driver (drivers) and preferences:
1. Save all work and close all applications.
• Open the Macintosh Hard Drive.
• Open the Library folder on the Macintosh Hard Drive
• Open the Printers folder in the Library folder
• Open the HP folder in the Library folder.
• In the HP folder there should be a DeskJet folder. Drag this folder to the trashcan.
Note: There is no need to empty the trash after this step.
2. Close all windows that are open at this time and reopen the Macintosh Hard Drive.
• Open the Users folder on the Macintosh Hard Drive.
• Open your user file in the Users folder. The one with the little house beside it.
• In the Little House there should be another Library folder. Open this folder.
• Open the Preferences folder that is located in this Library folder.
• In the Preferences folder locate all the files that start with com.apple.print. and drag them into the trash.
WARNING: This will delete all your printing preferences for all printers.
3. Close down all the windows that you have open.
Download the current driver:
4. Connect to the internet and go to www.hp.com.
• Click on the Support and Drivers link in the bottom right corner of the page.
• Click the Download drivers and software button and enter in your product. Ex DeskJet 5150. Then hit return on the keyboard
• For the DeskJet 5100 and 5600 series you will need to select your product from the next page.
• Select the Mac OS X option on the next page
• Then you will need to select the driver under software. Select the version 2.3.1 or greater driver from below the software menu.
• Click the Download now button at the bottom of the page.
Install the downloaded Driver.
5. Once the driver is completely downloaded to your computer, double click on the file.
• It will mount the disk image and open a window with the installer in it. Double click on the installer in the new window
• Enter an Administrator name and password for the installer and click continue.
• Click continue on the opening page for the HP Inkjet Installer
• Read the license agreement and click Accept to continue.
• Click Continue to the Read Me file.
• Select Easy Install from the drop down menu in the top left corner and click the install button.
• When the installer is finished click Quit.
Adding the Printer to the Printer Setup Utility
6. Open the Printer Setup Utility if it was not automatically opened by the Inkjet installer
• Open the Macintosh Hard Drive. Open the Applications Folder. Open the Utilities folder. Double click on the Printer Setup Utility
• Delete any existing 5000 series DeskJet printers that may have been added automatically by the Operating System. Click on the name of the printer and click the Delete button in between the Add button and the Utility button at the top of the current window.
• Add the printer to the Printer Setup Utility by clicking the Add button at the top of the current window.
• Select USB from the drop down box at the top of window. NOTE: For the 5850 you will want to select rendezvous or hp IP printing if it is connected through one of it's network connections.
• Wait until the system prompts you to reload the browser, due to knew printer drivers being detected. Click OK to reload the browser.
• Click the 5000 Series DeskJet from the box below. Then click the Add button at the bottom of the page.

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