Really need some simple help as I'm not technically minded, and this is starting to annoy me!
Running the printer on OSX and it will print and copy but has stopped the scanning capability altogether!
The button on the printer itself just doesn't do anything!
I have seen other people with this problem and couldn't understand the instructions on how to fix it but they seem to work ::
1st - CNR the following two programs: hplip and kooka
2nd - Once CNR is completed with it's tasks. Go to the Printer icon on the desktop and add your printer as a 'Local' printer. Be sure to use the PSC listed under 'Other', not the one under 'USB' (which will print, but not scan) in the scan for local printers. Be sure to print the test page to make sure it prints.
3rd - Once you know it prints, now we have to get the scanner part to work. Go to: /etc/sane.d/dll.conf file, and edit it.
At the bottom of the file you'll see :
on the next line add:
save the file, then close.
Can some one either tell me a simpler method or explain what this means exactly?
Thanks for any help!
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you need to install the software driver of your printer to the computer where your printer is connected.you can command the scanner at the computer not on the printer butoons.just click the scan button on the printer icon...tnx and goodluck!
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I have this problem most times that I upgrade OSX. I remove the printer in system preferences, download the latest drivers from HP and then re-install. It's working better than ever now with Snow Leopard.
Scanning a multi-page document as a .pdf file reverts the settings for rotation, selected area, etc. to default for any pages after the first page. This applies to Mac OSX 10.3, 10.4, & 10.5. A simple, but tedious work-around is to scan each page as a separate file and easily recombine them using OSX Preview. Just open the first page, view the Sidebar, and drag-drop the additional page files into the sidebar. Save and it's all one multi-page .pdf.
As long as you have downloaded the software that came with printer and installed the printer with an usb cable, it should be really easy such as just hitting the scan button and it will pull up the pic after scanning.