Hardware :: How To Scan HP Photosmart C4500?

Oct 18, 2009

I have 13" MacBookPro running 10.6.1 with 4 G Ram. My HP Photosmart C4500 All-In-One will print but will not scan. I have unplugged the USB cable and uninstalled and reinstalled the driver to no avail. I have tried to scan from both the unit itself and the scan software on my laptop. I get messages like "an unknown error occurred, or "can't find scanner". When you look in the 4500s window it appears to be scanning but nothing happens. Any ideas? It seems to have stumped HP help so far!


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I can't scan to my computer with my HP Photosmart Plus B2010a, I get a "Failed to open a session on the device" message everytime.  I'm using the most current driver for OS X Lion 10.7 off the HP website.

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Feb 28, 2012

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Mar 6, 2012

I had not scanned with my HP Photosmart since I bought a new iMac. The printer prints just fine.  HP is no help saying that a software update comes with Lion. Obviously it does not work since my HP utility just puts up a complex error message consisting of a lot of computer code.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Running Hot With HP Photosmart Apps

Feb 27, 2009

my White (early 2008) MacBook 4.1 is struggling to run HP Photosmart Studio, an app that was bundled with the HP C4280 which came with my MacBook. (spec = 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 17GB remaining on the hard disc). With the app open and not being used for anything I am getting the following temperature readings:

CPU Core A: 71 (degrees C)

CPU Core B: 71

Main Heatsink 1: 58

Main Heatsink 2: 58

Enclosure Bottomside: 26

The cooling fans are running noisy (5500 rpm).

My house temperature is cool (think winter in the UK).

When I try to edit a scanned image (even a credit card sized image scanned as a JPEG at 200 dpi) the software often freezes for at least half an hour before I have to Force Quit.

I haven't had the MacBook misbehave before when running iMovie, iDVD and other intensive apps. I have downloaded the latest version of Photosmart from HP's website and the problem remains.

Also, I have a 1.66 GHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM Mac Mini that doesn't seem to have the same problem, although I haven't pushed it as hard I have the MacBook.

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May 3, 2009

I have tried with a PhotoSmart C4480, and my dad's C4280. When I try to print something, a blank page comes out.

I have installed the correct drivers from the HP website. I am using Mac OS X 10.5.5. and a white MacBook.

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Mar 30, 2010

I am a recently converted PC user to MAC. Now i'm trying to make my scanner to work with my new IMAC. I installed the HP software on my My mac.

I can print the test page. i can scan to copy. But i cannot scan to or from the computer, i get a message error. I need to scan documents to file in the computer.

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Aug 24, 2009

I haven't been able to get my Macbook to print to my HP Photosmart C4480. The printer is usually hooked up to another computer, although this hasn't been a problem in the past.

(I haven't had any problems with it in the past.)

I've tried to print from several different programs, including a test page, but I keep encountering basically the same problem.:

It slowly prints the first centimeter or so of the page, and then stops. Once, it printed the first two lines of text, but kept re-printing the second line (on the same page.)

The image and the test page I tried to print had the same problem, except they didn't repeat any lines.

Does anyone know what my problem might be?

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Apr 13, 2012

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OS X V10.4 :: Scanning On HP Photosmart C4780 Using 10.4.11 (Tiger)?

Jun 6, 2012

I am running 10.4.11 (Tiger) on a MacBook.  I started up my HP Photosmart all-in-one (printer/copier/scanner) c4780 today, and it does everything except the one thing I want it to do: SCAN.  The software had been installed previously using the provided installation CD when I used it several months ago (it's been turned off since), and each part (including the scanner) worked perfectly.  I am still using a USB cable, as I do not have access to the Wireless Network Key.  The System Profile recognizes the device through the USB port, and I am able to print from any program on my computer as well as use the copy function on the machine itself. 

So far, in no particular order (and likely multiple times), to troubleshoot, I've repaired disk permissions, uninstalled the software, reinstalled from the CD, reinstalled from the website, rebooted my computer, turned off/on the printer, disconnected/reconnected the USB cable, Googled about every combination of words I could think of for troubleshooting this issue, and tried every other program suggested by HP's website to access the scanner (Import on Preview and Image Capture, both of which tell me that there is no image capture device connected/found).  When I try to access the scanner function through the HP Photosmart Studio software, it searches for a scanner but never turns up any results (in that it never reaches a conclusion).  When I use the scan button on the physical printer, either nothing happens or I get an error message telling me there is a connection issue; regardless of the message, the lamp does not move (like it does when it copies). 

To my recollection, the only software updates I've installed in the interim have been pre-mandated ones from Apple: three Java Script updates I'd been putting off for installing for almost two years.  I recently downloaded and ran MacScan, purging my system of tracking applications in an attempt to coach another program that just started having problems to run.  On the touch screen printer menu itself, there do not appear to be any setup options, so I can't tweak anything on the printer's end.  At this point, I'm not sure if the fault lies with my computer or the printer.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), HP Photosmart c4700 series

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Oct 16, 2010

I just bought an HP Photosmart 4700 series. For a while it was printing fine, then after shutting down the computer, it suddenly stopped printing from anything Office X software.

It responds on the print command, and then sends out a blank sheet of paper.

That said, it prints everything else - gmail or web pages -- just fine.

My Mac OS is version 10.6.3. My guess is I need to update Office to be compatible with the latest Mac OS. Of course that doesn't explain why it was working before.

I'd rather hear from someone more knowledgeable than I am.

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Oct 29, 2010

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2.) It does say it is compatible with mac osx 10.6 so that is good. But also it says it requires internet explorer, which I want no part of haha.

I plan on getting it for my girlfriend for her birthday coming up because she is a heavy printer user due to school. She loved that it had a 7 inch detachable tablet. (I hate it because its android but hey its for the lady)

Any help is appreciated.

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Jul 17, 2007

So I got this printer with the buy a mac deal, the only thing is I can't seem the find the model when I try to set up the printer.

There's no Photosmart C4280 under the list of printer models on the list. Can anyone help? Whenever I try to print something offline it'll just keep taking in loads of computer paper but nothing comes out.

When it does print it prints werid stuff like "dup 33 /R put dup 34 /a put dup 35/l put etc etc readonly def /fonttype 42 def /fontmatrix matrix def."

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Sep 27, 2008

I have a iMac AL just got it and it came with the HP Photosmart C4580 Wifi Printer. It works great on the wifi, but After a few hours after printing something, the screen goes blank and you cannot print to it.

It will not respond to any of the buttons and you have to pull the plug and restart it. Is there a fix? Anybody else have this problem?

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Hardware :: HP Photosmart B209 SL & Airport Extreme

Jan 7, 2010

It goes through the whole install then no printer. If i install it with the downloaded drivers from hp, from the prompt from apple when the printer is plugged in, or from the cd that came with the printer (which only list v10.5 anyways) I spent two hours on the phone with hp and they said I need to clean up my computer, what? Not the problem. if I go to system pref and then print and fax, it says no printer selected, if I push add, it shows the printer connected to the usb and I add it, it goes through finding software, locates it and downloads it and says "successful", I click ok and then once again no printers are selected. If I go through the hp setup everything is fine till I get to the wireless part. It shows my network (with full signal strength) and then it says the network is not in range "retry" If I try to skip the wireless part it says it installs fine and I'm ready to go but once again no printers are listed. I google searched and read on a hp forum other people have had this same problem when using snow leopard and an airport extreme with this printer and they said to go to airport utility and under base station select "add wireless client". I do not have or can not find that option. Help?

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Hardware :: Unable To Use HP Photosmart C4480 Scanner?

Apr 28, 2010

I got this printer/scanner when I got the Macbook not too long ago and I am finally getting around to setting it up on the new iMac.
It worked perfectly fine on my old G5 iMac running Tiger but for some reason I can't get it to work right on the new Snow Leo. iMac.

I open the HP Device Manager and go to "scan picture". It opens up HP Scan Pro and the scanner starts going but then I get a message on the screen that says:



Sorry an unknown error has occured

I fiddled around with some of the preferences and it's saying that it can not communicate with the scanner (which is wrong because it tells it to start scanning and it prints fine).

All updates have been done to both the computer and the scanner software.

Has anyone else had this kind of problem with ANY of the HP peripherals? Need some help with this guys/gals.

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Feb 19, 2012

I'm trying to reinstall my HP Photosmart D110 printer for like the 11th time this week. I bought the printer about 1.5 years ago, with my Macbook Pro. Everything worked fine at first -- through my last year of college, several moves, etc. Now, when I try to use my printer (wirelessly or hard-wired) it simply won't work. I've gone through uninstalling and reinstalling the HP software, with the installation CD and the downloaded installation software from hp.com/support --they're one in the same.  

My Mac won't recognize the printer and at the end of the installation wizard, I get a message saying "If your device is not listed, it is not supported by this installer." I've called Applecare. The rep was very helpful, but unable to resolve my issue. I've called HP Tech Support, which was a less than pleasing customer service experience. They're not open 24-7 as they advertise and when I finally did get a rep, he was troubleshooting for a PC when I specifically noted that I have a Mac. Naturally, I was told I needed to be transferred to a different department, where no one answered the phone (even during "normal business hours.")  

hp photosmart d110 , Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 16, 2012

How do I continue to use my HP Photosmart C3100 series All-in-One for scanning with the loss of Power PC support? The scanner interface has been deactivated. I do not want to add a perfectly good printer to the landfill because of Apple's short sited approach.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Converted to Lion for use of Cloud.

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Jun 18, 2012

my current HW configuration is the following:iMac Intel 21" Lion (latest update)modem router Asus DSL-N10HP Photosmart 5510 all-in-one..My problem is that my Mac can not 'see' the Photosmart in wifi mode and hence can not configure it as default printing and scanning device.The iMac can 'see' the router and so does the printer.What's more, I can open the HP configuration panel by typing its IP address in Safari (and this in wifi mode).Needless to say, both OSX and the HP drivers are at thier latest update.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mar 7, 2012

I have just installed OS X 10.6.8  Now my printer (HP psc 2410 Photosmart won't work.  I went to HP site to get a new driver, but they have none for this OS.  Now what do I do?

iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mar 15, 2012

I have an HP Photosmart C4280 printer that works fine when I want to print, but when I try to scan with Image Capture here's what happens: I can do an Overview scan, can see the document in the window, but the button to the right of overview does not show "Scan,"but a greyed out "Cancel."When I try to manually scan from the printer, an error message pops up in the printer window that says "USB not connected?" I'm pretty sure that the latest drivers are installed.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 2, 2012

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PrintUITool: Property list invalid 'for format: 200 (property lists cannot contain objects of type 'CFType') 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 3, 2012

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Jun 25, 2012

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Aug 24, 2010

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Oct 22, 2009

I have a HP Photosmart C4200 Series (C4280 to be exact). I have recently installed Snow Leopard (was using Leopard before) and this printer shows as supported in Snow Leopard.The problem I'm having, is that when I go to print a document from Microsoft Word (Office 2008) for Mac, all I get are blank pages. I printed something from Text Edit and it comes out fine, but files from Microsoft Word come out blank. Also, the "Test" pages come out fine as well.

I have been printing files for months and months now from Microsoft Word, but this is the first time I have tried in Snow Leopard.Does anyone know what is going on? I really need to print stuff since its for school.

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Mar 14, 2012

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Jun 12, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mar 7, 2010

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Feb 10, 2012

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May 9, 2012

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Jun 21, 2009

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Aug 27, 2009

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