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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.
Turn off the HP printer and unplug it from the power source. Also, shut down your computer and unplug any external devices. Wait for a few minutes and then plug in the printer and turn it back on. Finally, turn on your computer and check if the error state has been resolved.
1. On the printer display home screen, select the “set up” button (it looks like a gear). 2. Select “settings” > “device settings” > “reset settings” > “reset all” > “OK” and then “Yes.”
Select Start > Settings . Go to Devices > Printers & scanners > select a printer > Manage. Then select Set as default. If you don`t see the Set as default option, the Let Windows manage my default printer option may be selected.
Paper Jams

This is a common laser printer problem. Primary causes include grime, dust, worn rollers, or incorrect paper weight. The most basic way to prevent paper jams is simply through regular cleaning of your printer. Also, replace parts as needed.

Start by checking your hardware

If you`re using a wired printer, make sure that the printer cable is properly connected from the printer to your PC. For wireless printers, check the wireless connection. Make sure the printer`s wireless option is turned on and available.

If your printer is turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer. Keep the power plug unplugged for 60 seconds, reconnect the power cord to the wall, and turn on the printer. If the error persists, remove the cartridge from the printer, clean the cartridge contacts with a cloth, and reinstall the cartridges.
Click Start . Press and hold the Shift key, click Power, and then select Restart while holding the Shift key. Continue holding the Shift key while the computer restarts.
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.
The default administrator or root password for all HP-provided Build Plans is: ChangeMe123! CAUTION: HP strongly recommends changing this password before deploying to any servers. See Set (encrypt) the administrator/root password for details.
Reset. 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.
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.
To change your printer IP address, type its current IP address into the address bar of a web browser. Then go to the Settings or Network page and change your printer`s network to a static/manual IP address. Finally, type in the new IP address.
Color Laser Printer or Black & White Laser Printer

As print quality goes down over time, this will be a reason to replace the color printer. We find a black and white printer can sometimes last 10 years or more and most color laser printers are replaced every 3 to 5 years.

1. Paper Jams. Paper jams are a common problem for printers, resulting in time-consuming and frustrating delays. It can occur when loose sheets of paper get stuck in the rollers or feeding mechanism of the printer.
Select Start , then select Settings > Devices > Printers & scanners . Scroll down to Related Settings and select Print server properties. Select the Drivers tab, and see if your printer is listed. If it is, you`re all set.
Many printer models won`t print if there`s a loose USB connection or if they`re out of ink or paper. Verify your printer`s ink levels, clean the printhead, fill the paper tray, and avoid using substandard paper.
Right-click the printer you want to manually enable and click Printer Properties. Under Advanced and Driver, note the name of your printer driver. Connect to your host computer and go to the manufacturer`s website of the printer driver. On the host computer, download the printer drivers associated with your printer.
Turn the product on while you press and hold the Resume button for 10-20 seconds.

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Laser Jet 4700
ANSWER : This is the most confusing post ever posted on this forum. No way you can be helped.

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Suggestions for previous generation of HP color laser jets?
ANSWER : You can just replace the drum wiper blades. http://www.uninetimaging.com/c/539/hp-8500-8550-ep-82

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HP laser jet 3015 "Upgrade Error Call HP Support"
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Dell Laser MFP 1600n constant paper jam
ANSWER : I’m having a similar issue, checked you resolution and found the little grey piece seems to be in place and able to rock back and forth. When I send a job to the printer it sounds like it is trying to pick up the paper then I get the ‘Jam 0’ error. Any ideas ?

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HP Laser Jet 4250 13.01.00 Jam in Tray 2
ANSWER : did you check if there’s multiple feeding while pulling papers

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laser motor squise
ANSWER : That will work good. Use only a little drop of the oil.

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Print Quality Issue (Streaks and Ghosting)
ANSWER : Streaks are mostly caused by internal drum wiper blades that clean left over toner off the drum to prepare it for a new image. Ghosting is caused by a leftover image on the drum. The 6 inches that you mention would be the circumference of the part that is causing it. Fusers will never cause either problem.

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diagonal stripe pattern
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