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Cannot make my HP C4280 bluetooth discoverable

My son is trying to print from his mac in his room to my C4280 printer in my room, but it is not found on the bluetooth. I am trying to figure out how to make the printer discoverable, but cannot figure it out. Can you help with this?

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  • dmcdnut Jan 05, 2009

    I'm having the same problem with an IP4200 Pixma Canon printer.  I can't figure out how to make it "discoverable".  Please help.

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SOURCE: I have a HP Photosmart

Hi JGross1638,

Unfortuneatley, the C7280 does not have bult in bluetooth. It has normal built in Wireless 802.11g technology. In order to make the printer bluetooth, you can use an external bluetooth device to make it that way. The C8180 is the next model up that includes 802.11g wireless technology as well as bluetooth wireless technology.

This is the bluetooth adapter: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/18972-18972-236253-34210-396578-459962-465649-459963.html

If you already have the adapter, you might want to try reset the bluetooh settings on the printer. Be default, the printer is setup so that any bluetooth device can print to it. So, if you've played around with the settings then you should just have to reset them.

To reset the bluetooth settings, scroll through the main menu until you get to "Setup" and select it. Scroll through the setup menu and select, "Bluetooth" (This option will only appear if you have the adapter installed). Scroll down until you see "Reset Bluetooth" and that will reset it.

Here is the link to the manual: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/18972-18972-236253-34210-396578-459962-465649-459963.html (Bottom of page 35 for bluetooth reset.)

I hope this helps,

-Ernest

Posted on May 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Hp c4280 printer/print cartridges

Have you checked to make sure that you have the correct replacement cartridge?

In general if it simply will not go into position and you know you have the correct cartridge, then you need to take it back to where you bought it and request a replacement - because it is defective.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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SOURCE: HP C4280 prints and copies, but will not scan

installing the driver software again on your pc will fix this problem.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: my hp photosmart c4280 all in ne is not printing

"print cartridge missing or not detected" appears in the window and the printer does not print.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my hp photosmart c4280 doesn't print. it won't **** the paper in. does anybody know how to solve this?

Try moving the rod that holds the rollers and see if that is loose.
If it is then you need to call up hp and either get a replacement or an upgrade printer with a 50% dicount on an upgrade and if your in warranty then yuor printer will be replaced free of cost.
If it is not loose then try cleaning the rollers with a cloth dipped in water and then try to put the paper in while holding it and see if it goes in this will help detect whether there is something loose with the pick mechanism or not.
Then disconnect the power cable from the printer press and hold the cancel and colour copy buttons and reconnect the power cable and then try to print and see what happens.
If all this does not resolve the problem then call hp at 1-800-474-6836 and ask either for a replacement if your printer is in one years warranty if its not I suggest you go in for the upgrade with atleast a 50% discount

Posted on May 30, 2009

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Set up the printer for Bluetooth communication
The printer allows you to print documents from
Bluetooth devices without a cable connection.
Simply print from a Bluetooth device such as a PDA or camera phone. You can also use Bluetooth technology to print from a computer to the printer.
Set up a Bluetooth wireless connection
This section describes how to set up and configure the device for a Bluetooth wireless connection.
You can configure Bluetooth wireless settings during software installation, or you can configure settings later using Toolbox (Windows), HP Utility (Mac OS X), or the Toolbox software for PDAs
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To connect the printer using Bluetooth communication (Windows)
NOTE:
If you are using an external Bluetooth adapter for your computer, specific instructions for adding the printer might be different. For more information, see the documentation or utility provided with the Bluetooth adapter.
1.
If you are using an external Bluetooth adapter for your computer, make sure your computer is started and then attach the Bluetooth adapter to a USB port on the computer.
If your computer has Bluetooth built in, just make sure the computer is started and that Bluetooth is turned on.
2.
On the Windows taskbar,
click Start
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- Or -
Click Start
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or
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or click Add a printer
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3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
To connect the printer using Bluetooth communication (Mac OS X)
1.
If you are using an external Bluetooth adapter for your computer, make sure your computer is started and then attach the Bluetooth adapter to a USB port on the computer.
If your computer has Bluetooth built in, just make sure the computer is started and that Bluetooth is turned on.
2.
Click
System Preferences in the Dock, and then click Print & Fax
.
3.
Click + (Add).
4.
Select the entry for the printer in the list with Bluetooth beside its name, and then click Add
.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
Set Bluetooth security for the printer
You can enable the following printer security settings:
• Require passkey authentication prior to someone printing to the printer from a Bluetooth device.
• Make the printer visible or invisible to Bluetooth printers that are within range.
• To enable these settings, you can use Toolbox (Windows), HP Utility (Mac OS X), or the Toolbox software for PDAs (Windows Mobile). For more information, see Printer management tools.
Set up the printer for Bluetooth communication 93

Use a passkey to authenticate Bluetooth devices
You can set the security level of the printer to either
High or Low
.
• Low : The printer does not require a passkey. Any Bluetooth device within range can print to it.
NOTE:
The default security setting is Low
. Low level security does not require authentication.
• High: The printer requires a passkey from the Bluetooth device before allowing the printer to send a print job to it.
NOTE:
The printer ships with a predefined passkey that is set to six zeroes "000000".
Set the printer to be visible or not visible to Bluetooth devices
You can set the printer to be either visible to Bluetooth devices (public) or not visible to any (private).
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• Not visible : Only Bluetooth devices that have stor
ed the device address of the printer can print to it.
NOTE:
The printer ships with a default accessibility level of Visible
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Using the following instructions will reset only the device's Bluetooth settings.
1. Press and hold down (Power button).
2. While holding down (Power button), press (Cancel button) 4 times, then press (Resume button) 6 times.
3.Release (Power button).


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