How do I Reset My HP Printer?

Hello, Please let me know that how do I reset my HP printer. I am facing some issue in resetting HP printer. But don't know how to fix it. Help me.

  •   Mick
  • lay  1  Ans
  • lay  Jul 10, 2021
Answer - 1

Are you upset with the current settings of your printer? If yes, so now a question might popup in your mind on how to reset my hp printer? Resetting your printer is all about restoring the network settings to default. So, before you can jump to the methods to reset wireless HP printer, let us first check the why reset is required?

Why to Reset My HP Printer to Defaults?

There can be different causes responsible for resetting HP printer.

  • Change of router or Internet service provider
  • Router or Wireless Access point is reset to default
  • Modified the Wireless security values
  • New printer has to be setup
  • Due to these changes, potential errors occur including:
  • HP printer error 79
  • HP printer paper jam
  • HP printer not responding
  • HP printer not connecting to wifi
  • HP printer Offline error
  • Though the list is long, these were the major ones causing HP printer to reset.

Now, if you are thinking how to reset my hp printer, quickly move down to different methods.

Method 1: Reset HP Printer without Display

Follow the given steps to reset default settings of HP printer:

Step 1 : Switch On the printer and remove the USB cable attached to its rear end.

Step 2 : If your printer ink cartridge then take it out after opening the device cover. Wait till you see the message 'Missing Ink Cartridge' message on screen.

Step 3 : Disconnect the power cord of HP printer and leave everything untouched for atleast 2-3 minutes.

Step 4 : Plug back power cord into the printer and wait for the HP printer to turn on automatically. Press Power button if process doesn’t happen itself.

Step 5 : Reinsert the cartridges and cover your printer again.

Step 6 : Connect the USB cable and your HP printer is set to work.

Method 2: Reset HP Printer with Display

Perform factory reset for the device if the above process of cold reset doesn't works.

Step 1 : Firstly, switch On your HP printer and press the Menu button located on the front panel of the machine.

Step 2 : Scroll up or down using the ‘-‘ icons to choose Preferences option from the list.

Note: If you are unable to locate any "Preferences' option then find 'reset all menu settings' or 'Tool' followed by Restore factory defaults.

Step 3 : Finally, select Restore Defaults followed by OK option. This restores the HP printer to its original settings.

Step 4 : After the process is completed, you will see the confirmation message.

Step 5 : Later, You can setup your printer again.

Method 3: Restore Printer's Network Settings

Following the given steps, you can either reset HP printer network settings or you can enter the device in Setup mode. Remember, once the printer is reset, all the network or other settings are lost.

This means you have to setup your printer again before attempting a print job. Note that, you can restore network settings on HP printers without any Touch screen display.

Step 1 : Press the Cancel (X) button and wake the device if your printer is in sleep mode,

Step 2 : Else, press the Power button on the device to turn it on.

Step 3 : Press Wireless and Cancel button together for about 3-5 seconds until power light and wireless LED blinking blue light.

Step 4 : This step will reset the printer and then it is ready to setup again.

Method 4: Reset Print Server to Default Factory Settings

Other than the HP printer machine, you can reset printer server settings also. Execute the following steps below:

Step 1 : Turn off the printer and make sure that the front cover is closed.

Step 2 : Ensure that the power cord is plugged in the printer device.

Step 3 : Next, press and continuously hold the GO button on the printer's front panel and press the Power button.

Note: Keep pressing the power button until all other LEDs light up except Ready LED.

Step 4 : You can now release the GO button which must turn off all LEDs.

Step 5 : Finally, press the GO button atleast 6 times to ensure that each light on HP printer glows. If that happens, this means that your printer server is reset to default factory settings.

Alternative Methods : How to Reset My HP Printer?
  1. You can even reset the ink cartridges already installed on your printer. This means you can insert and replace old cartridges with new ones.
  2. Check for any paper jam issues at the front, back and inside of printer machine.
  3. Reset function settings on your printer like region, page count, tray size, language, etc.

Hope all these solutions work in resolving your "reset my HP printer" query.

  •   Brend
  • lay  March 4, 2024