HP Deskjet 1220C connected directly by USB cable to iMac running OS X 10.5.6 fails to print from Mac programs (mail, pages) and gives error code -50 and drop down states printer busy when I try a test. When opening the Printer box in Mac it states 'Printer reday idle' and when I press 'Print' it states 'connecting' etc, etc, and then says 'fatal error' and returns to 'Printer Ready'. The Mac also has VMWare Fusion with MS XP and the printer works fine on MS Word etc. This is the only printer connected to the iMac
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Re: Printer fails to print - error code -50
From System Preferences / Printers, delete the printer completely.
If you have the driver installer for the driver you are using, re-launch it and choose the "uninstall" option. If not, you will have to rip out a lot of code by hand -- you will have to search HP's website for the page on how to manually remove traces of old Mac HP drivers.
Download the latest driver for your printer from the HP website. Install if carefully.
After rebooting, go to System Preferences / Printers and re-define the printer. Make sure you use the HP driver, not any of the generic drivers.
This ought to clear the problem.
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Try to reset the factory settings: Go to Settings tab and press the Resets option. This will change all the settings to default factory settings. Try to print using another OS and check if there is a difference in the print quality. Try to print in draft mode and in FastRes 1200 mode. Tip and tricks for all deskjet setup https://123hp.co/hp-deskjet-printer-models
When you installed the new software did you delete your old print setup in the printer preferences as it may be conflicting with the new driver. I would delete all appropriate hp F2180 printers from the printer preferences and then install the print software again. When you do that does your printer show up? if it does not show up there could be a problem with the usb cable or the usb port on the back of your mac, swop it into another usb port, if it still does not show up, use a different usb cable. Hope this helps.
What are the system requirements for using this printer?
PC Compatible Requirements - An IBM
(r) compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) or Pentium
(r) 133 MHz (for Windows 2000) processor (Pentium or higher processor
recommended) - Microsoft (r) Windows 98 or Windows 2000 - At least 16MB (for Windows 98) or 32MB (for Windows 2000) of RAM (32MB for Windows 98 or 64MB for Windows 2000 recommended) - 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB or more recommended) - VGA or better display adapter and monitor - CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software -
USB connection: a computer running Windows 98 or Windows 2000, with a
Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB "AB" cable up to 6.5 feet
(2 meters) long. Using an improperly shielded USB cable-especially a
cable more than 6.5 feet (2 meters) long-may cause the printer to
malfunction. Apple Macintosh Requirements - An Apple (r) iMac (tm) series or Power Macintosh (r) G3 or G4 with USB port - For iMac: Mac (r) OS 8.5 or later (Mac OS 8.5.1 or later recommended) -
For Power Macintosh G3 or later: Mac OS 8.5.1 or later If your iMac is
running OS 8.1, you need to upgrade your operating system before
installing your printer software. To find out which operating system
your iMac is running, select About This Computer from the Apple menu. If
you're running OS 8.5 or 8.5.1 on your iMac, Apple recommends that you
install iMac Update 1.1. Download the update for your system from Apple
at http://asu.info.apple.com. Contact Apple if you have problems
installing an update. - 16MB of available RAM (more recommended) - 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB recommended) - VGA display or better - CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software -
A shielded USB "AB" cable up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long. Using an
improperly shielded USB cable-especially a cable more than 6.5 feet (2
meters) long-may cause the printer to malfunction.
You can log on to the hp site and get the current driver/printer software for your printer. Get the mac os version and install via usb. Download and install then restart your imac... then attempt a print... Should work fine with an iMac. K
1.make sure printer is in ready condition(lamp indicator not blinking) and conected.if blinking thers problems with printer ,catridge or something 2.contrlol panel>printer chek status of printer.if 'offline' its not properly conected.if 'ready' then> 3.download hp diagnostic tool from hp website and run it.it will detect the problem and follow the instruction.if not work> 4.uninstal driver and printer,reinstal it.if not work> 5.try on another comptr.
for pc: delete all drivers by help of the agressive remover tool (see: www.brother.com choose your country, your mfc and download the drivers needed).
Take mfc from power outlet and disconnect from usb port. Run the above mentioned procedures and reinstall the drivers again. When asked, replug mfc to power again. Connect the usb cable directly to pc!!!!!!
If you run mac I cant give you an adivece yet, because I m not common to mac os yet (end of year I will know better cause will get an imac then, sorry!)