HP Printer Error Last Used [How to Fix]

Do the solutions provided in this article to fix the HP printer error last used.

Solutions to the HP Printer Error Last Used

1. Print out a Hardware Self-Test

With your HP printer, print out a self-test page; you can consult your printer manual if you don’t know how to do this.

The self-test page will help you determine if the issue is with any hardware part of the printer. Once you discover any issues with any part, find the solution to that problem you discovered.

If after fixing the hardware, the error is not resolved, then you should try the next solution.

Read this: HP Printer Errors and Solutions [Detailed] to learn how to fix other HP printer errors.

2. Re-Add your HP Printer

Since the last used error occurs mostly on Mac computers, you will have to delete and then re-add your HP printer to fix the error.

How to Delete and Re-add your HP Printer on Mac

To delete and then re-add your HP printer on Mac, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the Apple icon.

Step 2: Click on “System Preferences”.

Step 3: Click on “Printers & Scanners”.

Step 4: Highlight your HP printer both on the screen’s left and right sides.

Step 5: If the printer’s full name is not correctly listed, then you need to delete the printer by clicking on the “Minus (-)” sign.

Step 6: After the printer has been deleted, click on the “Plus (+)” sign to add the printer driver.

Step 7: Sometimes, you might have to choose the printer’s name by clicking on the drop-down menu.

After the printer has been added, check if the error is resolved. If it is not, move to the next solution.

3. Repair Disk Permissions

How to Repair Disk Permissions

To repair disk permissions, do the following:

Step 1: Close all the applications on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Click on “Go” on Apple’s menu bar.

Step 3: Click on “Applications”.

Step 4: Click on “Utilities”.

Step 5: Double-click on “Utility”.

Step 6: Highlight the partition/hard drive.

Step 7: Click on “Verify”.

Step 8: Click on “Repair Disk Permissions”.

After that, restart your computer.

4. Reset the Printing System

To reset the printing system, follow the instructions we shared here: HP Printer Errors and Solutions – How to Reset Printing System.

HP Printer Error Last Used FAQs

How do you fix a Printer that’s in use?

To fix a printer that’s in use, try any of these: (i) Restart your print spooler service (ii) Power recycle the printer (iii) Update your printer driver (iv) Update your operating system.

Why does my Printer say it’s being used by another Computer?

Your printer says it’s being used by another computer when several computers access the printer. It also happens when your printer driver becomes corrupt or your printer becomes unavailable.

Why do I keep getting an Error Message on my HP printer?

The reasons you keep getting an error message on your HP printer include an issue with the cables, driver, or hardware.