HP Photosmart C4180 Review-Although the HP Photosmart C4180 printer communicates with a laptop via a USB connection for high-speed printing, problems with the printer may occur if the laptop is missing required software or does not meet the hardware requirements of the printer. Use troubleshooting to troubleshoot your printer problems so that your all-in-one printer and laptop will talk to each other.
The driver is the software that allows communication between the HP Photosmart C4180 printer and the laptop. A driver that is missing, damaged, or damaged may result in the printer not working properly or not being recognized. Try reinstalling the existing driver or downloading a newer driver from the HP website. If you have put your operating system, the old driver may still be on your computer. Download and install the latest driver for the printer that is compatible with your operating system from the HP website.
Problems with the USB port of your Photosmart C4180 printer is connected to your laptop may also cause communication problems between the two devices. Connect the computer to a USB port to see if the devices are starting to communicate. If they are not, restart the computer to reset the USB ports. If the problem persists, the USB ports are probably experiencing a power surge. Disconnect all USB devices, restart the computer, and then reconnect only the printer, keyboard, and mouse.
The Photosmart C4180 also handles communication problems, if the laptop you are using does not meet the operating system's hardware requirements. Photosmart C4180 is compatible with Windows 98 and newer Windows operating systems, Mac OS X v10.3.9 and newer Mac operating systems. In addition, an Intel Pentium III processor or later, at least 256 MB of RAM and an SVGA display that supports a resolution of 1024 by 768 with 24-bit color are required for Windows laptops. For Mac notebooks, a G4 or later processor, 256 MB RAM, and a monitor that supports 1024 by 768 resolution with 24-bit color is required to operate the printer. If your laptop does not meet these requirements, the printer may not work or may suffer from communication problems with the laptop.
When performing setup setup, connect the printer to the computer when the USB prompt appears on the screen. If you connect the printer before installation asks you software will not be installed properly and that the device will not communicate with the computer. Uninstall the printer software, and then unplug the printer hardware from the laptop. While reinstalling the printer software, carefully follow the instructions to connect the printer.
HP Photosmart C4180 System Requirements and Compatibility:
Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/ Mac OS Sierra 10.12 / Linux.
HP Photosmart C3100/C4100 All-in-One Printer series Full Feature Software and Driver 259.3 MB⟷Download
HP Print and Scan Doctor for Windows 10/8.1/8/7 (32 x64-bit) 10.1 MB ⟷Download
HP Photosmart C3100/C4100 All-in-One Printer series Full Feature Software and Driver 290.3 MB⟷Download
Critical Update: Cannot find scanned image or document files after scanning completes 28.5 MB⟷Download
HP Photosmart C3100 and C4100 All-in-One Full Feature Software and Drivers Windows Vista (32 x64-bit) 159.3 MB ⟷Download
HP Photosmart Basic Print and Scan Driver Windows Vista (32-bit) 33.0 MB ⟷Download
Shop for HP Supplies 12.7 MB ⟷Download
Critical Update to Correct a PC to Printer Communication Issue 1.6 MB ⟷Download
Critical Update to Enhance Reliability of Network and USB Connectivity and Improve System Responsiveness While Printing 25.3 MB ⟷Download
HP Deskjet/Officejet/Photosmart Full Feature Software and Driver for Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) and Microsoft Windows 2000 298.5 MB ⟷Download
HP Photosmart Basic Print and Scan Driver Windows XP (32-bit) 67.0 MB ⟷Download
HP Image Zone/Photo and Imaging Unexpected Internal Error and Communications Failure Patch 0.5 MB ⟷Download
Critical HP Print Driver Update to address printing of an extraneous page Mac OS X 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6 10.6 MB ⟷Download
HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers - Mac OS X v10.6 156.2 MB ⟷Download
HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers - Mac OS X v10.3.9, v10.4 and v10.5 201.4 MB⟷Download
HP Photosmart Full Feature Software/Drivers - Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4 (Universal) 143.1 MB⟷Download
How to install the driver for HP Laserjet P1102
- First, you need to click the link provided for download, then select the option “Save” or “Save as”. Clicking “Save” is for downloading the file. Meanwhile, if you choose “Run” or “Open”, the file downloaded will be automatically installed after the downloading process is completed.
- For your information, the driver file that you download will be saved in a certain folder that you have set before, especially in the self-extracting form or (.exe format).
- The last step is double clicking the downloaded file that has the format EXE file for the decompress process. Then, the installation will be automatically started.
How to uninstall the driver by using Control Panel.Note: The following steps are for Windows 7. The different versions may have the different settings.
- Come to the Start menu, then you need to choose Control panel --> choose the driver and click “Uninstall a Program.”
- Wait until a page appears with the list of the installed program. Then you need to double click the program that you want to uninstall.
- At last, choose “Yes” and “Ok”. The uninstall process is completed.