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C4580 shuts down when not in use, won't wake up.

It shuts itself down when inactive and cannot be awakened without unplugging it and then powering it back up.
I am running it on a new Mac powerbook.

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  • mlasswell Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. Bought it with a new macbook. It goes on standby and won't respond to pressing any of the buttons. Like you, the only way to "wake it up" is to unplug and plug back in the power cord. Someone please help!

  • Guthrie25 Feb 23, 2009

    HP C 4580 shuts down after about 4 hours and won't wake up unless the DC supply cord is unplugged and reconnected.

    This happened when the printer was about two months old.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Make that 3 with the same problem with the C4580 printer.

  • sa gringo Mar 02, 2009

    Same exact thing here bought with an iMac and the only way I have to wake it up is to unplug and plug back in so I leave it unplugged until I have to print...

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    That makes 6 on this post. I have the same problem running on a pc wireless router. The printer goes to sleep after some period of inactivity and won't wake up. I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it working again.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    Same here, Windows based network. Bull5hit.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Same Deal

    Windows Based

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    Same....except it was that way right out of the box

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    same problem here

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go to task bar you will see the printer icon click open and delete all the contents then first remove the usb cable then the power code replug the power cable and switch on the printer if the light is ok connect the usb cable also check the cartridge for low ink

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