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jgaryh
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How can I get my HP Photosmart C4580 printer to print using Macbook Pro Lion?

We're told we don't need a printer driver to print, but I can't get my computer to find or recognize or communicate with the printer. What do I need to do?

 

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Re: How can I get my HP Photosmart C4580 printer to print using Macbook Pro Lion?

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Download and install this: support.apple.com/kb/DL907

 

How are you trying to connect your printer?

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Downloaded the driver, but still don't see a way to use the scanner for this printer (HP C4580).  Using OSX 10.8.2.  Does the printer need to be connected to my iMac via a USB port? I thought I'd be able to send requests to scan wirelessly.  

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Re: How can I get my HP Photosmart C4580 printer to print using Macbook Pro Lion?

No, it should scan wirelessly no problems.  What router are you using?

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Re: How can I get my HP Photosmart C4580 printer to print using Macbook Pro Lion?

I'm using an Apple AirPort extreme router

 (Card Type:AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0xF4))

 

The issue is that I just don't see a button anywhere to just click 'scan'.  Is there an HP printer application that I need to download so I can click 'scan'?

 

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Re: How can I get my HP Photosmart C4580 printer to print using Macbook Pro Lion?

Try using Image Capture in your Applications folder.  Click on your scanner on the left, then on Show Details along the bottom.

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