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C309g Photosmart printer
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I have a Photosmart c309g printer, which has been working fine before I installed Mojave. Since installing Mojave, I cannot print or scan anything. I uninstalled the software that I had from the printer, and went through the process of installing it as specified by HP and Apple, which was to go through the preferences, then add it in Printer preferences. It would only give me "Generic PCL Printer" as an option. That would allow me to print and scan, but it gives me extremely limited options as far as resolution, tray selection, etc. So what I decided to do is install the printers software that came with the printer, like I did when installing it with High Sierra. 

 

I install the software, and when I get to the part where I need to add the printer in the Mac preferences, the software shows up, but I get an error message immediately after, saying "The printer software was installed incorrectly. Would you like it to be repaired?" I choose repair. It sets up the device, and the printers icon shows in the Mac preferences. Now, when I try to print, nothing happens. And when I try to scan, using the HP Easy Scan app, I get an error saying "Software for "%@" failed to run." Plus, in the HP scan program, the printer icon shows up, but with a yellow exclamation point next to it. 


Does anyone have any suggestions? I have taken screenshots if anyone wants to see them. 

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Hi,

Try installing below drivers from Apple and check if you may see any difference then:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201465

 

As your printer drivers are provided via Apple Software Update, manually installing the above package should force a proper installation of the drivers on your Mac.

 

Shlomi

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I opened that link, but its not showing anything to download. Its just showing me a list of printers, and their manufacturers website.

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I found something similar to what you suggested, and it work. 

 

FYI...this is the link:

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printers-Archive-Read-Only/HP-C309G-Driver-Software-for-Mac/td-p/58558...

 

Thanks for the help!!!

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Oops, sorry for including the wrong link by mistake. 🙂

 

Great you were able to locate the correct one and I hope it didn't make you any hard time.

 

Glad to see the problem has been resolved!

Shlomi

 

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