Setting up printer with OS X 10.5

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jaded-mandarin, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. jaded-mandarin macrumors regular

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    i have this: HP Deskjet F4180

    i set it all up, and run the installer with no problems. it prints fine, but when i press the scan button the on button flashes for 20 seconds, this is because the computer isn't functioning with the Photosmart software, or it is missing.

    i did a google search for some help and found this thread from the apple forums:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1219988&tstart=0

    it's apparently a bug with Leopard, and i downloaded the following patch/update from HP:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=mp-56883-1&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1142684&os=219&lang=en

    this is supposed to patch up and fix the problem. so i run the installer, it says it was successful. but when i click the scan button again i get the same on button flashing error.

    has anyone got idea what i need to do/download/fix/install to get the scan function working? as i really need it for my uni work :(

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    Cant help sorry but i know there's a thread somewhere on this issue
    try a search might not be the same printer but i know it was a scan
    problem
     

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