Mac Freezes When Printing

Guidance For Mac Freezes When Printing

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In the contemporary world, printers play a vital role in the business circle and for people. Like any other device, printers too often face both hardware and software problems. In this article, we will look at the issue where the Mac freezes when printing. At a point when the printer and scanner preference pane seems to be empty on your Mac, you could encounter the issue.

However, before attempting, try out these initial checks.

  • Check whether the cables on your printer are firmly connected.
  • Check it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network (for wireless printers).
  • Check if you have updated your printer driver software. If not, update your printer software.
  • Restarting the printer and Wi-Fi router may resolve the issue.

Sometimes, the above mentioned simple steps can fix the issue. If it doesn't help you fix the Mac freezing when printing, you can proceed to reset the Printing System on your Mac.

Make use of these steps to reset the Printing System.

  • On your Mac, click the Apple icon at the top.
  • From the options available in the drop-down, click the System Preferences option.
  • Next, in the System Preferences window, choose Printers & Scanners.
  • In the Printers & Scanners window, Control-click in an empty area in the Printers list.
  • Click Reset Printing System.
  • Click Reset or OK, then enter your Mac password if prompted.
  • Restart your printer and then add the printer to your Mac computer.
  • Now, check if you are able to print from your Mac freezing when printing.

Another method to Reset the Printing System in Mac:

  • Launch Terminal.
  • Type sudo su and press the Return key.
  • Enter the Admin password for your account.
  • Type these commands one by one.
  • launchctl stop org.cups.cups
  • rm/etc/cups/cupsd.conf
  • cp/etc/cups/cupsd.conf.default/etc/cups/cupsd.conf
  • rm/etc/cups/printers.conf
  • launchctl start org.cups.cupsd
  • In the Terminal, press Command-D to exit.
  • Open the Printers & Scanners preference pane.
  • Add back your printer and change the defaults as you prefer

Now, check if your Mac freezes when printing.