Printer Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mac In School, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I have the old freebie (HP C4280). It's plugged into a USB hub.

    It doesn't work unless I unplug the USB cable, then plug it back in. Then it works fine. I haven't determined the exact amount of time that has to pass to make it stop working, but it's not long.

    I don't think it's the USB hub. I'm on my second one. Both were high-end (expensive) powered hubs. Same issue with both, yet all my other devices always work fine.

    Is this more likely to be an issue with my computer (Mac Pro) or the printer?
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2007
    This is a known issue with many HP inkjets. They use proprietary USB variants (in part related to energy saving sleep), that the drivers "usually" can overcome. Have you tried pressing a (any) button on the printer to get a response before trying to print?
  3. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007

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