HP LaserJet Printer Quit Working after Yosemite Install

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I have a 6- year old HP LaserJet P1006 printer attached to my iMac via USB cable. The printer always worked with Tiger, then with Leopard and Snow Leopard up grades. But I recently upgraded to Yosemite; everything was working good until I tried my printer. Then I got the error message that the printer was not connected to my iMac, although it had never been disconnect. But I disconnected and reconnected just in case.

The Printers & Scanners still listed the printer, but any time I tried to use the printer I got the 'not connected' message.

At that point I decided to Reset the Print System and let Yosemite find the connected printer. But the printer wasn't found, so it's not listed when I try to Add it back in.
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Any suggestions on what I should do next? Did Yosemite perhaps install a driver that doesn't work with my printer? Do I need to go looking and installing HP drivers?

I thought (and hoped) that I was beyond the days of having to worry about print drivers. I thought the OS took care of needed drivers these days. My printer is listed as one supported by Apple.

Any help/advice appreciated........thanks in advance.
 
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Try editing your printer in preferences (remove) and then add the printer then do a software update.
 
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Try editing your printer in preferences (remove) and then add the printer then do a software update.

The printer is already removed. It disappeared when I Reset the Print System. And now the Printers & Scanners screen doesn't list any printers nor will it let me add a printer (it won't let me type on the screen)..
 
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When in Printer & Scanners in System Preferences durango, what happens when you hit the little (+) button, with the printer connected via USB and powered on?
 
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When in Printer & Scanners in System Preferences durango, what happens when you hit the little (+) button, with the printer connected via USB and powered on?

The Add screen pops up, but it won't let me type in any printer info nor does it have a list of printers that I can choose from.
 
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You do not type anything in. Just click the (+) button and it will search and pop the printer picture into the r.h. column.
 
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You do not type anything in. Just click the (+) button and it will search and pop the printer picture into the r.h. column.

Darn you are good. I had pressed the (+) button so many times that my finger hurt. But since you told me to click it again, I did; however, I reached over and turned the printer off/on first. Sure enough, the printer picture popped up and it printed my document. Thanks much. :) :)

Now I got to figure out how to share that printer with my PC over my LAN, and to also share the two PC printers with my iMac.
 

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Darn you are good.

I beg you. please don't let that become common knowledge. If it does there may not be enough space in all of down under to contain the resulting cranial expansion.:D

Sorry Harry I couldn't resist.
 

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Hey Sly, we have 10 gallon hats here in Texas that'll fit him. :p
 
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Hey Sly, we have 10 gallon hats here in Texas that'll fit him. :p

Well, no wonder you are also good.......I just now noticed you are from Texas. I was born and raised there and graduated from Texas A&M. But back in those days, we students didn't have computers and smart phones. We solved our engineering problems with a slide rule, although scientific calculators were coming to use.

I guess that's why I struggle with all this 'i' stuff......iMac, iPad, iPhone, iCrap, etc. But I am enjoying it, and this is one great forum. Even the guys/gals not from Texas are pretty darn good.

Thanks to all...... :Cool:
 

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I was born and raised there and graduated from Texas A&M. But back in those days, we students didn't have computers and smart phones. We solved our engineering problems with a slide rule, although scientific calculators were coming to use.

An Aggie! :D I get down to College Station every now and then, probably still the same as you remembered it. And yep, I can remember doing engineering problems with my K&E Log, Log, Deci, Trig fancy slide rule that I had to buy from the student book store. After I graduated, (many years later) I purchased a Hewlett Packard HP scientific calculator (one which had large red LEDs) and was amazed how fast and easy it was doing the same problems. By the way, that HP was $350 back then. ;D
 

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