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I can't print. Getting the message "waiting for printer to become available"

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Help!! Wasting too much time trying to fix. I have updated drivers as well. I keep getting "waiting for printer to become available message"... also on print preview it just has a blank sheet, it's not showing the print preview... I have the DeskJet 1513 and it connects via USB...

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@Zuma69, Welcome to HP Support Community!

Try the steps below to try and fix the issue:

  • Uninstall the old printer drivers first. Follow the steps mentioned here:
  • Now run the Apple Software Update. Check here for steps:
  • Restart your computer and printer.
  • Click the Apple menu icon, and then click “System Preferences”.
  • Click “Printers and Scanner” / “Print and Scan” or “Print and Fax”.
  • Right-click the blank space in the Printers list, and then click “Reset printing system”.
  • Click “Reset” in the confirmation window.
  • Enter an administrator username and password, and then click “OK”.
  • Wait until the printing system is reset and no devices show in the Printers list
  • Restart your computer and then go back to System preferences – Printers and scanners.
  • Click the “Add button” (+).
  • Find, and then select the name of your printer from the printer list, and then click “Add” to add your printer.
  • Click “Print Using...”, and then select the name of your printer (By default “AirPrint” would be selected)

 Hope this helps! Keep me posted.


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