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Problems with HP printer and macbook pro

I have a macbook pro laptop and at hp c4280 printer/scanner. I'm trying to scan some photos but the printer keeps saying the usb is not plugged in. It just doesn't seem to be reading on my laptop. I've unplugged it and plugged it in several times, and in both of the usb ports on either side of my laptop. It's the only usb that doesn't show up in my finder once plugged in. What can I do??

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  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    i have exactly to the word the same problem, when i pull up printers in my system preferences it recognizes my printer but not on the printer. help please!!

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    i have the same problem. i have unplugged everything and plugged it back in but nothing works. what's wrong?

  • lou5ise Sep 18, 2008

    don't see a solution on your web page. it says usb not connected when i try to scan, but usb is connected.

  • Calsurb Apr 26, 2009

    I, too, also have issues with scanning from  my hp c4280 printer to my macbook. I've used an hp laptop with this printer and things scanned perfectly. But with my macbook, it says the usb cord isn't attached. I can print just fine, but not scan. Please advise me so I can get moving on my list of scanning!

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    My Macbook and this printer don't scan, I get a USB not connected message. 

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    same problem. :(



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I already trie every think to make my printer work but doesnot work proprerly....
i trie to download a instalation in the hp site, but keeps the same, i dont know what can i do to my computer stop to send a message that isnot conneted, some one can help me
[email protected] thanks

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