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HP Photosmart Printer, Mac won't recognize with USB

I have a Photosmart Printer it's an 8049.  I had it plugged in to my iMac, which is two years old.  It was working fine, and then yesterday I moved my computer to a different wall in my office.  I plugged everything back in, and replaced the ink cartridges.
I tried to print and it won't print anything out.  The printer printed a test page when I put in the ink cartridges, so I know the printer works still.  (It just worked yesterday...too)  
On the Mac the icon pops up saying it's printing, then it says connection error, check connection.  So I unplugged everything, plugged it back in.  Still didn't work, and then I did all of the Mac troubleshooting, still didn't work.  I tried a different USB cord, nothing.  Then it spit out half of the page I had requested to print and stopped again.  It still won't print anything tonight.  I even unplugged both for 20 minutes, and let them reset.  
I followed all HP directions for troubleshooting that they had online.  I then tried the printer on my laptop, and the Mac laptop won't pick it up either.  So I guess it needs something reset or something?  I checked my USB and it's not recognizing it.
I uninstalled the printer from the computer, and then re-installed all software.  Now the software can't even pick up the printer to re-install.  What do you think I need to do?

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  • bmeg Mar 08, 2009

    I had a paper jam and after that my computer can't find the printer.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    when i plug the usb of the HP photosmart D7200 Printer Series into my Macbook, nothing happens, and i tried searching around for it, but nothing happend

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Sounds like their is not communications between your printer and computer. Could be a bad USB cable - swap out and see if that fixes it. If not it could be a faulty USB port on the computer or printer. You can check the computer USB port by connecting another device, but there is no way to check the HP's USB port. I would also check printer USB port for dust bunnies! If you're not able to resolve, I think it is time for another printer.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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Try reinstall the driver or replace cable. In worst case there is defective logic board assembly in your printer.

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I had same problem with hp psc 2410 all-in-one. Finally ran "HP all-in-one Series Web Release Uninstaller version: 4.1.1.00.1332 (3/20/2007) that I had downloaded several years ago. Then plug and play took over and installed the correct driver that Vista kept insisting I already had.

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