Question about HP Photosmart C4480 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The printer simply won't print.

It's directly plugged into my Mac, and has been working perfectly, but the green light is on, and can't be turned off.  The other lights aren't on.  It is not responding to the buttons being pushed or to the Print direction on my computer.

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  • gandlcovell Feb 18, 2009

    What does "reset the device" mean?  How do I do that?

  • gandlcovell Feb 18, 2009

    It can't be turned off or on.  The green button with green light just stays on and won't respond.  Nothing else will go on.

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Try Resetting the device. If that doesn't work try to plug it into another port on your mac.


Hope this helped

-Ryan

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Posted on Feb 18, 2009

  • Ryan Wendell Feb 18, 2009

    Reset as in turn off and back on. Or if their is a reset button.

    If that did not work...

    What kind of printer is it?

    What is the model number and all that?

    And don't forget to make sure everything is plugged in securely. You could unplug it and plug it in and see if the computer even notices its plugged in.


    Hope this helped



    -Ryan



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  • Ryan Wendell Feb 18, 2009

    Like I said,

    Unplug it. This will turn it off. Wait a minute and plug back in.

    If this doesn't fix the problem feel free to ask.


    Hope this helped



    -Ryan



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