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Hooked up a HP photosmart C5280 to a 13 inch MacBook but the computer will not allow me to type in the name of the printer nor does the printer name pop up when I hit the plus sign to add a printer. Computer message keeps telling me the printer is "off line" whatever offline means.

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Dear Friend,

Do as following

Do not connect your printer to your PC.
First Install the software that came alongwith the printer in an installation CD.
After drivers are installed, it will prompt to connect your printer & put the printer power switch on , & at this point your printer will be detected by your PC.

Hope this helps you..

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You have installed the printer software?

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