How do I find my HP 5610 network printer (Windows) on my MACbook?
I print easily from my PC notebook but cannot get started on my (new) MACbook! None of the MAC help windows seem to recognize my problem. The wireless network works fine for internet connections, but I get nowhere with the print winows! Any pointers or solutions?
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1. Operating System : Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista? 2. Printer make/model: (this is important to determine the wireless properties of printer) 3. Network Connection: (is the laptop connected to the same network as the printer)
If you are working with a new printer (see item 2) and you have a network on which you have your notebook connected, there are so many possible ways to connect the printer to the network that it's hard to say.
If you are working with an established printer that has wireless services running, you may need to know either the Network Name of the printer or the IP Address of the printer.
Your best bet is to make use of hp's extensive Wireless Printing Center (see link below).
Is the printer directly connected to the laptop by a USB cable? Try a new cable. Check that the USB ports work by plugging in a known working device.
If you are using a print server or USB hub, try a direct connection. (If networked, check that your firewall isn't blocking the access by disabling it. If the print server is another computer, make sure that computer's firewall isn't blocking the laptop (trust level between the two machines).
1. Unplug your USB cable from
the back of the Windows XP PC and plug the USB cable directly into your
Windows Vista PC. 2. The Windows Vista drivers for your printer
should be automatically loaded and your printer will be installed on
your Windows Vista PC. If this was successful, skip right to step 3. If
step 2 is not successful
i. Download the Windows Vista printer
driver for your printer from the manufacturers website.
If your printers manufacturer has not created a Vista driver yet,
retry step 2.
ii. Install the driver on your Windows Vista
PC. During installation, youll be prompted to connect the printer
to your PC. Choose the option to proceed with installation without
connecting the printer.
3. After installation is complete, open
the Printers icon in the Windows Vista Control Panel. 4. Right-click
on your printer that was just installed and choose Properties. 5.
Navigate to the Ports tab. 6. Click Add Port, then select Local
Port, then click New Port. 7. For the Port Name, enter the exact
network path and share name of your printer. (ex. - \\HOMEPC\Printer2)
8. Click OK and make sure that this new port is selected with a check in
the checkbox. 9. Click Apply and then OK to close the printer
properties. 10. You should now be able to print from your Windows
Vista PC to a shared printer located on your Windows XP PC.
Usually this means the cartridge is stuck or is catching when it is trying to set itself to print. On HP's its pretty normal for the other functions to work even when the printer may be broken or disabled. I've found it can be very difficult to fix this once it happens since the pieces are plastic and they often times aren't easily replaceable. If it's under warranty i would get it replaced, if not i would get a new printer.
Your printer may, not have the same operating system to use. with your mac. For example your printer may only run on window as mac O/S is diffrent from windows that why you can not change the setting on you macbook pro.there might be some up to date drivers for you printer on the internet that may help you solve you problem