How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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The printer is either low in toner, the density is set too low, or the Economode may be turned on. Remove the toner cartridge and shake it. This will redistribute the toner and often will temporarily solve the problem. However, this usually indicates it is time to install a new cartridge.
Sometimes power cycling your printer can resolve the issue. Turn off your printer and unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug your printer back in, and then turn the printer back on.
If your printer is running low on ink, it may start printing blank pages. To check your ink levels, go to your printer`s control panel and select the Ink Levels option. Whenever the ink levels are low, replace the cartridges with new ones. You can also try shaking the cartridge gently to redistribute the ink.
Press your printer`s Setup button. Go to System Setup. Choose Print Quality and then Calibrate Color. Choose Calibrate Now and press OK.
First, check your printer settings on the file or picture your trying to print. If your page is setup to print in “grayscale” it will only print in black and white. Change the setting to “default” so it will print in color. If your settings look good from the start, the cartridge may just need to be primed.
Go to Control Panel – Devices and Printers. Right-click on your printer and select “Printing Preferences”. Now navigate through the menu and make sure the grayscale printing option is disabled.
Restore factory settings
To restore the product to the factory-default settings, follow these steps. Turn the product off. Disconnect the power cable from the product for 30 seconds and then reconnect. Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds.
On HP printers, a “cold reset” causes the printer to return to its factory default settings, which among other things, causes it to try and retrieve its configuration information from a BOOTP server. This is how SAP printers and Athena printers should receive their configuration information.
Using the reset feature is a common need to clear a jam, clear a queue or to work through a different set of troubleshooting issues. Not all models have a reset button, but they all have a process to reset the printer.
Do a hard reset on your printer. To do this you just need to turn off your printer, unplug for a few minutes and then plug the printer again. If that still doesn`t work, try turning the printer and your computer off, and then start it back up again. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling your printer driver.
Resetting the printer stops printing and clears the current print job received from the active interface. You may want to reset the printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print successfully.
Restart your printer by turning it off, waiting 10 seconds, and disconnecting the power cord from your printer. Then, turn off your computer. Connect the printer power cord to the printer and turn the printer back on.
You need to ensure your HP printer has enough paper, ink, or toner, and it is not stuck on paper jam. Also, check the status of your printer cartridge and try replacing it with a new one if it is not good enough. In some cases, your HP printer stops printing after you replace its parts.
If you know your ink cartridges are full, but your printer is still printing blank pages, you`ll want to make sure if you`ve properly installed your print driver. A print driver reads signals sent from the device you`re printing from so your device knows what model printer you have and what it`s functions are.
If you`ve checked your ink cartridges and they still have enough ink to print, chances are that your printer might still randomly produce blanks. Some of the reasons why you still get blank printouts include: Congested nozzles. Improper cartridge installation.
From the File menu, select the Print option. Select the printer from the Printer menu. Expand the drop-down list, and then select Color Options.
If your printer`s status displays “Printer in error state,” there may be a problem with the printer itself. Make sure the printer is turned on and connected to your PC by Wi-Fi or cable. Check it for low paper or ink, and be sure the cover isn`t open and the paper isn`t jammed.
Power down the printer and then unplug the power cord from the printer and the wall. Wait for a minute, then plug the printer back in. The printer will reset and turn on.
A cold restart, hard reboot or hard reset can help to get back in to a PC or other device that has completely locked up. A cold restart forces your device to start up from scratch. You will lose any unsaved work, however it may be your only way to recover from some errors.
Cold reset: Occurs on device power up (POR). Upon cold reset, it is assumed the device is being powered up, and therefore, everything in the device is being reset. That is, cold resets must be considered as global resets. Warm reset: Warm reset types are not necessarily applied globally within device.
Usually, it should not take more than a few minutes to restore the printer to its factory settings. However, I recommend you to perform the following steps to isolate the issue and arrive at a fix: Disconnect the power cable from the printer while the printer is still ON.
Press the button on the chip-reset tool for several seconds until the LED light on the device goes off. Then, unlock the reset tool from the cartridge. Use the resetter with other cartridges and install them back into the corresponding slots in your printer. Voila!