Mac does not recognize printer anymore?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Gary King, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Just a few minutes ago, my Mac recognized my printer. But now, it does not recognize it. If I delete my printer from my Printer list, and try to re-add it, my Mac will not be able to find it.

    Why does this happen? I have an HP DeskJet 930C. It is connected directly to my Mac Mini via USB 2.
     
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    mad jew

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    Is it still powered? What exactly did you do in the last two minutes? :)
     
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    calebjohnston

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    Did you download that "make-my-printer-not-work-but-dont-do-anything-else-hack"? Bad idea.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    Check and see if your printer is spooling....matter fo fact..have u printed anything or tried?


    Bless
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, my printer is on and connected.

    No, I did not install any hacks recently.

    And no, it is not spooling, because I Reset it (on OS X) several times.

    When I was printing, the connection would often just die and I'd have to turn the printer off and on again to make it work. It appears that that doesn't work for me anymore. I just started using the printer today.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    Your printer type is in the name of printers listed?....interesting.


    Bless
     
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    Kirbdog

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    I had the same thing happen to me after I upgraded to Tiger. 10.4 broke my printer driver, not a big deal.
    Look under Sys Preferences > print & Fax
    and see if your printer is still there.
    If not you will have to set it up again, unplug it and plug it back in and go back to Print Fax under System Preferences and add a printer. Follow the set up.
    Worst case senario you have to goto HP's site and dwnld the driver again.
    If you still have trouble hit the forumns again.

    I find walking away and counting to 10 helps, I Havn't gone there since I switched.
     

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