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My printer won't connect to my computer using the CD software or online/app software from HP website

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HP Officejet4620
macOS 10.13 High Sierra

My printer would always connect to my computer when plugged in to USB port. Recently, my printer was unplugged from the electric outlet and since plugging back in, will not connect to my computer to print. I have tried the original software CD as well as the software installation application from HP website and neither are working to give me a connection. I'm not sure what else to do and the printer works fine so I am hoping to avoid replacing. Thank you!

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@Katie7858, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

If you are using a USB cable, make sure the cable is directly connected between the MAC and the printer.

The use of a USB hub is not recommended. Also, make sure the cable is connected to a USB 2.0 port on your MAC.

Do you have an Anti-virus/firewall installed on the MAC?

 

  • Check if the printer is getting recognized by your MAC:
  1. From the Apple menu, choose About This Mac.
  2. Click System Report.
  3. Under the Hardware heading on the left side of the System Information window, click USB.

USB 3 devices appear under USB 3.0 Bus, and USB 2 devices appear under USB 2.0 Bus. The printer should be under the USB 2.0 Bus.

 

Update the printer firmware

Click here to download and install the latest firmware from your MAC.

Click here to know different methods of updating printer firmware.

 

Also, check for any software updates on MAC

Click the Apple icon > About This Mac > Software Update and install any available update.

 

If the printer is detected, install the printer using AirPrint driver

1.) Click the Apple menu, click System Preferences, and then click Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners.

2.) Check if your printer name displays in the Printers list, If your printer is listed, click the printer name, click the minus sign to delete the printer.

3.) If you see multiple printer queues for the same printer, remove all extra printers by selecting them one at a time, and then clicking the minus button at the bottom of the list.

4.) Click the plus sign, click Add Printer or Scanner, click the printer name.

5.) Click the Use or Print Using menu, select AirPrint in the pop-up menu. Then click Add.

Select AirPrint from the Use menu

Under 'kind', select 'Bonjour multifunction'

6.) Try to print.

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

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