Skip navigation

HT1341: Mac OS X: How to reset the printing system

Learn about Mac OS X: How to reset the printing system

HT1341 OSX v10.4x instructions:  Once you select System Preferences, a window opens titled "System Preferences" and then you need click on print & fax (nothing on the page says "view"; the option key on your keyboard, BUT the "+" they mean is on your screen.

318 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 12:46 PM by BDAqua RSS
evelynfromorlando Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Dec 13, 2012 11:48 AM

Said it would reset AND delete my HP 6200  printer.  In reality I don't believe everything was removed totally since printer info reappeared very quickly without me going to, I heard my software disk start... but I was never asked to go through the setup process again.  However the printer section did show my printer's info... but when I tried print the same old thing was happening again.  Starts to process the print job and then it stops - -no reason given as to why.  My OSX v.10.4.x has supposedly not received any updates from  Apple in a long time (too old, not supported apparently).  So my guess is that HP must have done something with one of their updates since the printer used to work perfectly until recently.  Oddly enough the HP officejet 6200 does not come up as preloaded by apple ... for some reason only one model of officejet comes up and it's not that one.  ON the HP software disk I have it does show my OSX as being one of the operating systems it is approved for.  Can anyone tell me if it sounds like things were processed as they should have been?   

iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.