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HP Deskjet 1220c, 900, and 1180c Series Printers - Error Message 'Waiting for Deskjet' or 'Waiting for Printer'

Issue:
A message, "Waiting for Deskjet," appears or the printer will not print from a Mac when connected to the printer via an Ethernet connection. The printer sets up successfully from Chooser and prints self test from an HP Jetdirect print server, but attempts to print from the Mac result in the error message, "Waiting for Deskjet" or "Waiting for printer." If using the PressReady driver (full version) the error "Printer Offline" is displayed. The printer will function normally when connected via USB.
This issue was tested in Mac operating systems up to Mac OS 9.2.
Solution
Follow the steps below to resolve this issue.
  1. Open the printer lid and check the status of the ink cartridges, check for paper jams or other obstructions.
  2. Remove and reinstall the print cartridges.
  3. Turn the power off.
  4. Remove all cables from the back of the printer.
  5. Leave printer off for a few minutes.
  6. Reconnect the power cord to the printer.
  7. Turn on the printer.
  8. Reconnect the printer to the HP Jetdirect print server.
  9. Print the configuration page from HP Jetdirect print server.
  10. Move all previously created desktop printers to the trash.
  11. Again, set up the printer in the Chooser.
  12. Attempt to print.

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