I affraid scanning is no longer supported for your product while using Mountain Lion, actually the same applies for any Mac OS X version starting from 10.6.
You may find this information stated in here:
You may try using an earlier software version (The latest version intended for 10.5), however it is not assured to work and you may try it at your own risk.
In order to install the previous software you may try following the workaround below:
- Enter System Preferences > Print & Scan, select the LaserJet 3052 printer and click the Minus sign to remove it.
- Download the Mac OS 10.5 software below by clicking the download button:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en &cc=us&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=1140784&swItem=ma-58935-1&prodNameId=114077 9&swEnvOID=219&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0
- Follow the installation by skipping the Setup Assistant till the installation will finish.
- Perform the following steps in order to provide the Setup Assistant the right permissions to complete on Mountain Lion:
- Open Terminal from the Utilities folder
- Type “sudo “ (with space) in the Terminal.
- Locate the HP Setup Assistant in folder Applications/HP LaserJet Software
- Right-click (or CTRL+Left click) the HP Setup Assistant and choose “Show Package Contents”.
- Open the “Contents” folder and then click “MacOS” folder. It should contain the Unix Executable File of HP Setup Assistant.
- Drag the HP Setup Assistant (Unix Executable File) into the Terminal and press enter.
- Terminal will ask for the password of the user.
- After writing the password press Enter Button.
- Now follow the Setup Assistant Steps to complete the installation.
Hi GarlandM and IvoKranj,
To clarify, the specific model does not support scanning either by using the HP Scan application or the Apple ICA module,
The device only provided with print functionality via Apple Software Update and not supported by Image Capture as you may also find listed by HT3669:
OK, I just found something that worked for me (having same "no scan" issue with my HP Photosmart C6180 All-in One after updating to Mt. Lion--printer works fine).
I went to System Preferences (new iMac btw) and clicked on Print & Scan. I clicked on the "scan" button (see photo), then followed prompt to "Open Scanner" and it opened up my scanner in a window I've never seen before. Scanned my docs fine. Not optimal--I don't have as many choices now, but the scanner works. Check your System Preferences and see if you can go that route.
I tried the ShlomiL tip (16 sept. 2012 13:40) and it worked for me ! Thanks a lot, I had tried the solutions posted in the HP forum, but it never worked for me.
I had to make a change though, for the download link took me to a non pertinent page.
I Googled for "LJMFP305x339xOSX10.5Update-v8.2.dmg" and I found it (I forgot the URL though, apologies)
Have a good day.
(I use a HP Laserjet 3052 under Mountain Lion 10.8.2, with a MacBook Air 2012)