Question about HP Photosmart 8050 InkJet Printer
My hp photosmart 8050 was working fine and now just stoped working. it does nothing when i connect it to any computer and even with the software it states that it does not find any printers connected. what am i diong wrong?
Test the following first as stated by buttercup:
Buttercup219 "try moving your usb cord around pushing it up down or left or right. i had to angle mine up to make it work and hold it still the whole time."
Does that seem to apply to you? the USB port on the back may have became loose. its common on that series. the ONLY thing you could do, is to take apart the printer (find the screws, they're torx, you'll figure it out while you watch TV) and once you get to the main board, buy a soldering iron at the $1 store and re-heat up the connections between the board and the port. At most, you may have to buy a little bit of solder for $3 at radio shack. Its really not that hard. Once you do that, the printer works perfectly for a very long time! If your not down for that, recycle it.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Try moving your usb cord around pushing it up down or left or right. i had to angle mine up to make it work and hold it still the whole time. stupid POS.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
I had to get a new computer through my university, because they go on two year leases, anyways, I keep trying to re download the driver on my new computer but it doesn't work. I've tried internet downloads and the disk I had that came with it. Can you help me?
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
The USB connection located on the back of the printer has been known to quit working expectantly. There is really nothing that can be done except diagnostics by an experienced microcomputer engineer or replacement of the specific pc board located inside of the printer.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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