I think I killed my HP L7580 printer... Powers up, but does not respond
I just installed an L7580 printer I brought home from work, where it worked fine. Now it powers up, but does not respond. An "!" lights up, but there is no associated error message.
btw... I did accidentally plug it into the wrong power cord first (for a 2510). But the HP support site suggests trying a power cord out on a different device if your machine won't reboot; that suggests to me that this is okay.
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Most printers come with two cds one for MAC and the other for windows. Make sure you have the right one inserted. Also make sure your printer has drivers for vista. It wouldnt hurt to check to make sure your system is malware and virus free before reinstalling. and if you are infected clean the infection out and remove restore points and make a new one. If you dont remove infected restore points you will just reinfect the machine.
You may want to try the full install before spending more time troubleshooting. It's a 300mb download (!), but it might be worth a try.
You don't say what software you're trying to use to scan, either; you may wish to try another one. If you want to experiment, you can download a free photo editing package that won't take over all your preferences for files -- check out portableapps.com and look for GIMP.
I've got an older HP printer, a PSC 1610, and it took me something like *seven* times installing it on Vista before it worked right. It turns out there's the regular uninstall, and then there's a super uninstall, and then there's a super duper uninstall, etc -- something like seven different uninstallation procedures, which is just insane.
HP's drivers and cruddy software convinced me to never by another one. It's a shame -- the company made some laser printers 15 years ago that are still working perfectly.
The L7580 is not meant to be set up as a scanning device on a network. This unit can only function properly as a USB connected device to have all the features work. Also, for the software to install with out problems, all other All in One software fro previous HP printers need to be removed. Once we did that and did clean install using USB only then did it work.
Everytime I turn on my home computer my HP Photosmart C4180 reinstalls everytime. I constantly have (Copy 1) (Copy 2) etc each time and have to keep changing the most recent as my default. Anyone know how I can solve this PLEASE!?