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Simple printing on a C5580 HP Photosmart all in one printer

I have set up this Photomart printer and can scan, print photos and print things from my Documents, etc. but I haven't found out how to simply put a page on the glass and Print. I found a place where I could do the simple print settings and I did that. But I can't find the button that allows me to do a simply copy machine process.

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  • frankmaitoza Nov 17, 2008

    I'm not quite that dense mentally. I saw the buttons and pushed them accordingly. They didn't work.

    After two hours on the phone with a technician from HP, tracing and redoing wires and plugs and practically standing on my head he finally decided the printer was a lemon and they will be sending me a new one.

  • frankmaitoza Nov 17, 2008

    Just not clear communication on my part. When I said "I was trying to find the button," what I meant was that I coulding find it on my computer. On the HP solutions page one can begin a

    number of different procedures such as scannong and photo printing just by pointing to a "button" on that screen and clicking it on but there is no "button" on that computer screen that says "copy/print".

    That's what I was looking for. I found out, there is none. It is done either by scanning to documents and then printing or using the "button" on the printer which wasn't working for me.

    Sorry of the miscommunication. I will have a new printer and all is well.

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There are two buttons near the center of the control panel. One has a solid black square in the middle. (To the right of the redeye removal button.) This is the "Start Copy Black" button. The one to the right of it is the "Start Copy Color" button.

The control panel buttons are described on page 10 and 11 of the user guide. Making copies is described beginning on page 85.

For reference, here is a link to the User Guide: C5580 User Guide

If this is satisfactory, please rate it as a "Fixya". Thanks!

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Wayne Mineard
    Wayne Mineard Nov 17, 2008

    Why didn't you say that to begin with instead of, "But I can't find the button that allows me to do a simply copy machine process."




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