Delete Printer Drivers Mac Os X 10.6 Install Update
See your browser's documentation for specific instructions. How does HP install software and gather data? Before installing the software, turn on the printer and make sure it is connected to the computer you want to print or scan from, either with a USB cable or through your local Wi-Fi or wired network. Alternatively, if your printer supports Apple AirPrint, you do not need a driver to print from your Mac or iOS device.
For more information, go to About AirPrint in English. Where is the download button? Click the Apple menu, then click System Preferences. Check if the name of your printer displays in the Printers list. Do one of the following steps, depending on if the printer is listed or not. If your printer is listed , remove and re-add the printer to confirm communication and to make sure the correct driver is used. Click the name of your printer, then click the minus sign to delete the printer.
Once the printer is removed, click the plus sign , click Add Printer or Scanner , click the name of your printer, then continue to the next step. If your printer is not listed , click the plus sign, click Add Printer or Scanner , click the name of your printer, then continue to the next step. If your printer is not listed in the Add Printer or Scanner window , make sure the printer is connected to the Mac with a USB cable, or that it is on the same wired or wireless network as your Mac.
See the Frequently asked questions in this document to resolve connection issues, try to add the printer again, then continue to the next step. Click the Use or Print Using menu, then select the name of your printer. Selecting a Generic driver option from the Use menu can result in limited printer functionality. If you are prompted to install software , click Download and Install to complete the installation. If you can print, scan, or fax , you installed the driver and can now use your printer.
If you cannot print, scan, or fax , see the Frequently asked questions on scanning issues and methods, driver support information, and to troubleshoot printer connection issues. What if my printer is not connected, found, or listed during the installation?
For Apple Software Update to install the correct driver and to add the printer to your list of devices on the Mac, the printer must connect to the Mac with a USB cable or through a wired or wireless network. Use this guide to check the status of your printer connection type, then read steps to connect it to the computer or network if it is not connected.
On the printer, open the Wireless network or Settings menu to make sure the wireless signal is turned on. If the network name displays on the printer, make sure it is the same network the Mac connects to.
Make sure the light next to the Wireless icon is on and steady connected to a network. If the light is blinking, it is broadcasting a signal but not connected. Try moving the printer closer to the router. Make sure the cable is connected to the printer Ethernet port and to an available port on the router.
The green link light should be steady, and the orange activity light should blink. Connect the cable to the printer and to the router. Make sure the cable is securely connected to the printer and to a working USB port on the computer. Try a different port or cable if the connection continues to fail.
Setting up a wireless Wi-Fi connection Connect your wireless-capable printer to your network so that Apple Software update can identify the correct driver and software to install. Use the Wireless Setup Wizard method if your printer has a touch or text navigation control panel. Video of installing an HP printer in El Capitan for a wireless or wired connection.
Click here to see this video on YouTube. Use the Wireless Setup Wizard on the printer Most printers with a touch or text navigation control panel have a Wireless Setup Wizard available through the wireless button or in the Setup, Network, or Wireless menus. Use the guided tool to select your network and enter the password to connect the printer to your network.
If your printer does not have one of these control panel types, try one of the other methods in this document to connect. Gather the following items:. A computer that is connected to your wireless network. Place it close to the computer during the installation.
On the printer control panel, touch the Setup , Network , or Wireless menu. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard , and then follow the on-screen instructions to connect the printer. Both your printer and wireless router must support the WPS push button connection type. Consult your printer and wireless router manuals to confirm if they support it.
If WPS is not supported, try one of the other methods in this document to connect. Video of using Wi-Fi Protected Setup to connect to a wireless network. The following video demonstrates how to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to connect your printer to a wireless network.
On the printer control panel, press and hold the Wireless button. Wait up to two minutes while the printer and router establish a network connection. Change a USB connection to wireless in the printer software If your printer has a basic control panel no touchscreen or text navigation or the WPS connection method did not work, temporarily connect the printer to the Mac with a USB cable, then change the connection type to wireless in the HP Utility software.
Inkjet printers Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart Use the wireless setup feature in the HP Utility software to set up an inkjet printer with a basic control panel on your Wi-Fi network. When the Software Update window displays, follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
Click Utility , then click Open Printer Utility. Click Continue , then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the printer setup. Continue the printer setup in HP Utility. Make sure your network is listed on the Confirm Wireless Settings screen, then click Continue to complete the wireless configuration.
Confirm your network displays to configure the connection. Click the plus sign , then click Add Printer or Scanner. Click the name of your printer with Bonjour as the kind, click the Use or Print Using box, then select the name of your printer in the pop-up menu.
Click the Networking tab, then click Wireless in the left pane. Right-click or press the Control key and click Enabling wireless on the Networking tab in HP Utility. Double-click your network name to add it to the Current Network Name field, enter the network pass-phrase, then click Apply. Add the network name and enter the pass-phrase.
Connecting with a USB cable Connect the printer to the computer with a USB cable, then allow the software update process to automatically run. Make sure that your computer is turned on and connected to the Internet.
When the Software Update window displays, follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver, then use the steps in this document to add the printer to the printers list.
Connecting with a wired Ethernet network cable Connect the printer and the computer to your network router with a standard Ethernet cable. Prepare for the connection. Before installing the driver, make sure you have a functioning network router and an Ethernet cable. Make sure you have a network router, switch, or hub with available Ethernet ports. Make sure your computer is connected to the router, switch, or hub, if it is not already connected. Obtain an Ethernet cable.
Do not use a standard telephone cable. Telephone cable do not use: Connector is narrow and has between two and six wires. Connect the printer to the network Use the Ethernet cable to connect the printer to your router or network hub.
Turn on the printer. Remove any plug or protective cover from the Ethernet port on the rear of the printer. Connect the Ethernet cable to the printer port, and then connect the other end of the cable to an available port on the network router, switch, or hub. How do I scan with this driver? Depending on your printer and the installed driver, the scan button on the printer control panel might not function. This does not mean your printer is unable to scan. Instead, use one of the following methods to scan from the computer.
HP Easy Scan app. If the app does not automatically open, search the Mac for scan , then click HP Easy Scan in the list of results. Place the document or photo printed side down on the scanner glass, then close the scanner lid.
If your printer has an automatic document feeder ADF , you can use it to scan multiple page documents at one time. Do not load photos in the ADF to prevent damage to the photos and the printer. To change any basic settings to the preset you selected, click Edit Settings. Presets menu in HP Easy Scan. Click Scan Next Item to add additional pages, or click Done.
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