Question about HP Photosmart 8050 InkJet Printer
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?
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
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 19, 2013 | HP PhotoSmart 7350 InkJet Printer
Jun 22, 2012 | Apple iMac Z0GF0005F Desktop
Jun 08, 2012 | HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One InkJet...
Sep 29, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart 8049 InkJet Printer
Sep 01, 2009 | HP DeskJet 880c InkJet Printer
Aug 21, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart C4480 All-in-One Printer ...
Jul 08, 2009 | HP Photosmart 8050 InkJet Printer
Jun 22, 2009 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies
Feb 22, 2009 | Apple iMac 24" Desktop
Feb 23, 2018 | HP Photosmart 8050 InkJet Printer
2,145 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!