Problems with printing on MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by idvnno, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. idvnno macrumors newbie

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    I keep having an issue with my rMBP and my HP Deskjet F4280. My macbook recognizes the printer, and when I go to print something it says that the document is being printed and even shows a status bar, but the whole time nothing at all is happening with my printer. My macbook thinks its printing but really nothing is happening. I have tried waiting for the printer to react, even once let it wait for 20 minutes, still nothing. How on earth can i solve this problem? Its really starting to stress me out. I am running OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 if it is relevant.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try restarting the printer and router, in addition to your Mac.
     
  3. idvnno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't work at all :(
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Do other machines work okay with the printer?
     
  5. idvnno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes we have two other laptops on windows 7 that work perfectly. I'm almost positive its not a problem with the printer, but something on mavericks
     
  6. idvnno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also its not a wifi printer, just runs through usb
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Try removing it in System Preferences and readding it. How many printers are installed on the machine?
     
  8. idvnno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is the only one, kinda funny cause it doesn't work but yea its the only printer i've tried using it with
     
  9. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Disconnect the printer. Then click :apple: --> System Preferences --> Print & Fax. Then go to a white space under your printer, hold Ctrl and click. Choose "Reset Printing System".
     

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