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mousethief
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HP Printer Assistant Does Not Work / Does Not Open

Printer: Photosmart 5510 e all-in-one-series.

Operating System: Windows 7 pro

Computer: HP Pavilion dv6-6c00

 

When I open

 

Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > HP Photosmart 5510 series (Network)

 

and click on the button that says "HP Printer Assistant", nothing happens.

 

I just yesterday re-installed windows, and just in the last half hour uninstalled and reinstall the printer using the CD that came with it.

 

Thanks,

Alex

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sabretooth04
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Re: HP Printer Assistant Does Not Work / Does Not Open

Uninstall it and download the newest full featured software and drivers from the web.  Now try.

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mousethief
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Well, HP wouldn't give me the drivers. It insisted I uninstall the printer, then plug it in and let Windows Update search for the drivers. Windows Update failed to install it correctly, and there was no printing to be done. Then I was unable to uninstall the printer. I had to search for and download a utility app from HP to uninstall the printer. Thankfully it worked like a charm. At that point I installed the printer using "Add a Printer" on the "Devices and Printers" page. It installed the printer, and I can print to it just fine, but the Scan To Computer doesn't work (the printer can't even see my computer), and the Printer Assistant isn't even shown. So how can I get my Scan to Printer back, and the HP Printer Assistant? Thanks, MT
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sabretooth04
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Yes, I said to download and install the full featured software and drivers from the web.  A simple search yields:

 

 

 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId...

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mousethief
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Thank you.
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wlmitchell
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Had issues accessing Printer Assistant...

I uninstalled the software and also deleted the entry in Norton Firewall.....

Still not seeing printer assistant

 

Printer is a  Photosmart 5520e...

The Scanner icon works...

 

Help please

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Kyle_W
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Did you reinstall it?

 

Are you using Windows or OS X? What version?

 

Thanks,

Kyle

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