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I have a HP Photosmart C7280 and a new MacOS 10.5.2 Both have Bluetooth. I'm unable to establish a connection. The setup asks if the printer is" discoverable". How do I make the printer discoverable?

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Hi JGross1638,

Unfortuneatley, the C7280 does not have bult in bluetooth. It has normal built in Wireless 802.11g technology. In order to make the printer bluetooth, you can use an external bluetooth device to make it that way. The C8180 is the next model up that includes 802.11g wireless technology as well as bluetooth wireless technology.

This is the bluetooth adapter: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/18972-18972-236253-34210-396578-459962-465649-459963.html

If you already have the adapter, you might want to try reset the bluetooh settings on the printer. Be default, the printer is setup so that any bluetooth device can print to it. So, if you've played around with the settings then you should just have to reset them.

To reset the bluetooth settings, scroll through the main menu until you get to "Setup" and select it. Scroll through the setup menu and select, "Bluetooth" (This option will only appear if you have the adapter installed). Scroll down until you see "Reset Bluetooth" and that will reset it.

Here is the link to the manual: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/18972-18972-236253-34210-396578-459962-465649-459963.html (Bottom of page 35 for bluetooth reset.)

I hope this helps,

-Ernest

Posted on May 06, 2008

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