How To Reset HP Printer

Resetting the HP printer is the first and best solutions to solve any issues with it. There are two ways to reset an HP printer. You can reset either by using a related option on the control panel of the printer or by resetting the hardware of the HP printer. Here are quick steps to perform a hard reset on the HP printer.

  • Switch on your HP printer.
  • Disconnect the USB cable of the printer if connected.
  • Open the access cover of the printer.
  • The access cover is present at the top or front of the printer based on its model.
  • Remove the ink cartridges from the printer.
  • Wait until the Insert Ink Cartridges message appears on the screen.
  • Remove the power cable of the HP printer.
  • Wait for a few minutes.
  • Connect the power cable back to the power cable of the HP printer and electrical wall outlet directly.
  • After plugging the cable, the printer powers up automatically.
  • If the printer does not turn on, power it up by force pressing its power button.
  • Reinstall the ink cartridges into the HP printer.
  • Reconnect the USB cable and complete the reset process.

Procedure to execute soft reset on the HP printer

Soft reset on the HP printer
  • Turn on the HP printer by force pressing its power button.
  • On the control panel of the printer, tap the OK button.
  • If the OK button is not present on the control panel, tap the Setup key.
  • Choose the Service option.
  • Select Restore Defaults.
  • Choose the option that is related to reset the HP printer.
  • Wait until the HP printer resets by itself.
  • Now the printer deletes all the customized settings.
  • You can configure the settings if needed.

Another way to reset the HP printer is by reinstalling its software. Find easy guidelines to reinstall the software in the following steps.

  • Go to the destination folder of the driver file.
  • Right-click on the file and select the Delete or Uninstall option.
  • Check for other printer related software files in all the folders on your computer and delete them.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Download newly released full feature HP printer software on your computer.
  • You can avail the software from this site or the manufacturer’s website for free.
  • After downloading the driver, locate it in the desired folder on your computer.
  • Install the driver once you download it.
  • The step by step process of installing the HP printer driver varies based on the OS version of your computer or laptop.
  • Now the printer configurations are reset to their default settings.
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