add printer and scanner not working

Add Printer And Scanner Not Working

Sometimes, the printer and scanner not working correctly and makes serious problems on the printing and scanning functionality. To recover this issue, we should uninstall and reinstall the driver software. Also, reset the printer and check the power source to work properly without any errors or issues to fix add printer and scanner not working problem.

Fix “Printer And Scanner Not Working” Issue

  1. Locate the Power button on the printer and turn it on.
  2. Search and open the Control Panel in Windows.
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program to open the list of installed programs under Programs and Features or Programs.
  4. Select the HP printer name to open the uninstall confirmation window.
  5. Choose Yes to complete the software removal.
  6. Make sure that the printer is plugged on.
  7. Ensure that the cartridges are installed.
  8. Make sure that the plain paper is placed in the main tray and download and install the driver again.
add printer and scanner not working

Elaborate Steps To Fix “Add Printer And Scanner Not Working”

Locate the Power button on the printer and press it. In Windows, search and open the Control Panel.

Under Programs and Features or Programs, select Uninstall a Program to open the list of installed programs.

Choose the HP printer name to open the uninstall confirmation window and select Yes to complete the software removal.

Ensure that the printer is on, the cartridges are installed, and the plain paper is loaded in the main tray. Then, download and install the driver again.

Choose Finder in the Dock and in the menu bar, select Go, choose Applications and open the HP folder in case of Mac.

If HP Uninstaller is in the file, double-click it to uninstall the software and prepare the printer for driver installation. And, if HP Uninstaller is not in the folder, click and drag the HP folder to the Trash icon in the Dock to resolve add printer and scanner not working.

In the menu bar, select Go, choose Go to Folder, type Library Printers and then select Go. Select and drag the HP file to the Trash icon in the Dock. And, right-click or Ctrl + click the Trash icon and choose Empty Trash.

Prepare the printer for the driver installation. Ensure that it is turned on, cartridges are installed, and the plain paper is loaded in the main tray. And, download and install the driver.

In case of a scanner not working, disconnect the power cord from the printer with the printer switched on.

Then, unplug the power cord from the source of power and wait for 30 seconds. Again connect the power cord to the rear of the printer and switch on the printer and fix issue of add printer and scanner not working.

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