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How to get worked old Xerox printer in macOS Catalina
# Intro
Xerox said that Phaser 3140 hass "level 2" of support which means that Xerox not planning to update it's driver any way.
macOS no longer supports 32bit apps since macOS Catalina, and Xerox drivers installer provided at xerox.com is 32bit-app. But drivers will still work if we can install it. So we just need to install drivers itself manually.
To make it old printers work you just need to copy few files from installer to their designed locations.
# Download
You can download unpacked files from macOS 10.14 (10.11+) or unpack from official site by yourselve.
https://yadi.sk/d/K4Z-FlHFTyT2BQ?w=1
#Installation
Put downloaded files to appropriate path:
folder: /Library/Printers/Xerox/Phaser_3140_3155
files:
/Library/Printers/PPDs/Contents/Resources/Xerox Phaser 3140 and 3155.gz
/private/etc/cups/ppd/Xerox_Phaser_3140_and_3155.ppd
After that you can install new printer and chose "Xerox Phaser 3140 and 3155" in "Select software" modal window. If it says that driver is damaged, press Repair button and it works.
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FleXoft commented Mar 25, 2022

For me it says this: "filter failed"

Screenshot 2022-03-24 at 6 49 52

I'm on macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H1824). Do you have any suggestions?

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dshershov commented May 20, 2022

@FleXoft yea, me too
Do you found any solution for that?
But i try to use BigSur version MacOS

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FleXoft commented May 20, 2022

Nope. :-(

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dshershov commented May 20, 2022

@FleXoft oh this is a really sad =(
@santiago26 could you help us?

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FleXoft commented Jun 28, 2022

@dshershov I have good news.
I've upgraded my operating system to Monterey and tried to get my printer working again. I took my old machine, it was still running Mojave and installed the driver program there first, then copied the above mentioned files and direcories from there to the new machine and everything works now on Monterey.
The files I copied were different from the ones I downloaded from the link above. If you need my working files, please let me know and I'll share with you.

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dshershov commented Jun 28, 2022

@FleXoft That would be great!
Could you share this files? Thanks

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Twister-maker commented Jun 28, 2022

FleXoft, we need your files, for a long time I can not get the printer to work on the new system. Thanks.

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FleXoft commented Jun 28, 2022

@dshershov @Twister-maker

Hi, I put it here: https://github.com/FleXoft/Xerox-Phaser-3140-3155-macOS-Catalina-Big-Sur-Monterey-driver

Unfortunately there was also a window where the permissions were fixed for the printer installation. If you can save that image and send my back I'll also include that. It came up for me on the first installation when I tried via USB.

Have a good try, let me know what operating system did / did not work for you with this driver! 🤞

Cheers,
_flex.

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dshershov commented Jun 29, 2022

Hello @FleXoft ,
This is amazing!
It's working for me!
I needed to add permissions to work with these files and it all worked!
Thanks a lot!

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FleXoft commented Jun 29, 2022

👍
Any time! ;-)

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FleXoft commented Jun 29, 2022

Your @dshershov macOS version?

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Twister-maker commented Jul 4, 2022

FleXoft, it working on MacOS v12.4 (Monterey), thank you very much!

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dshershov commented Jul 4, 2022

@FleXoft it's working on BigSur 11.6 for me!

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FleXoft commented Jul 4, 2022

Hello ALL,
Thanks for your response.

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