Hi, every time I try to print files from my Mac Book 16" Pro to my HP Deskjet 1050 (USB-3 connected), I get a "Waiting for printer to become available" message, and it just stalls there. I've tried everything. Uninstalling and reinstalling. Resetting the printer. Restarting the computer. And lots of other things. Nothing works.
But if I try to print a test page from HP Utility, it works. Any help would be enormously appreciated.
Welcome to the HP Support Community. I'd be happy to assist you with the connectivity issue.
To better assist you -
1.Is there any antivirus software installed on your Mac? If yes, please try disabling it and check if it works.
2. Are you using a USB hub?
While you respond to that, go to System Information to check if the USB is detected or not -
a.) From the Apple menu, choose About This Mac.
b.) Click System Report.
c.) 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.
If the device is not detected, it may not be receiving enough power or it may be blocked by internet security software. You may also try other ports on the hub/computer or a different cable.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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