How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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HP Smart app might display the “Printer status unknown” error message if your printer is idle or offline. If your printer goes into sleep or standby mode after a period of inactivity, press the power button to “wake” it.
If your USB printer is not found by the HP Smart app, make sure Windows is up to date, check for USB connection issues, and then reinstall the app. Note: An HP+ or eligible printer cannot enroll in HP Smart Advance or Instant Ink using a USB connection.
Status unknown means a circumstance where samples were scheduled to be taken by the regional water quality control plant and were not, samples were taken but not yet analyzed by the report due date or where a new discharger has yet to be sampled.
If the LabelWriter appears as Unspecified or Unknown in Devices and Printers on Windows, it usually means that the computer has not identified that device as a printer yet.
Your printer should have been packaged with a USB cable regardless of whether it is a wireless or wired printer. Plug the cable into your printer and your computer`s USB port. The direct linking should trigger your computer to recognize the printer and start up the software needed to complete the installation.
Make sure that both ends of the USB cable are correctly inserted into the computer and the printer. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable at both ends. Disconnect the printer and the computer and reconnect them. Try another USB port if available.
: a place, situation, or thing that is not known about or understood. explorers venturing off into the unknown. : a situation that one is unfamiliar with.
Definition of unknown. as in unfamiliar. happening or existing without one`s knowledge unknown to me was the fact that while I was out, my family was hurriedly preparing a surprise birthday party. unfamiliar. unbeknown.
Synonyms of unknown (adj. obscure, mysterious) anonymous.
Press the Setup button ( ). Press the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Print Report, and then press OK. Press the Right Arrow button ( ) to select Printer Status Report, and then press OK. The Printer Status Report prints.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
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HP Laserjet M3035xs RFU Upgrade
ANSWER : There’s no way.
evenly spaced horizontal lines on hp laserjet III printout
ANSWER : The lines would be a toner cartridge problem. Which paper tray? The MF tray or the optional paper cassette?
LaserJet 4 won't Power Up
ANSWER : I haven’t seen that particular behavior on that model. It either works or it doesn’t. My first choice would be the power supply.
HP Laserjet 4250 – RFU LOAD ERROR
ANSWER : Italiano:
How to copy a card slot in HP laserjet 4250N
ANSWER : None that I know of, using a computer is likely your best option but I never attempted it.
What repair needs to be done for a "50 needs repair" message on an HP Laserjet IIIP?
ANSWER : I don’t know what you mean by good toner cartridges. They haven’t been built in about 10 years, so if they are new OEMs in the box, they are guaranteed to fail. The 50 error on that printer is mostly a burned out fuser lamp. This site was sold, so as you can see, there are no more kits available.
HP Laserjet 4200 50.2 Fuser error
ANSWER : if you are using a good fuser the next part to try would be low voltage power supply
Problem with toner
ANSWER : Was that the original problem? If not, then it’s possible you put too much grease on the heater assembly. That would act as an insulator. You just need a thin layer on the heater itself. Otherwise, you can adjust the temperatures in the control panel to apply more heat. Another thing to try is to feed from the Manual Feed tray. That will slow the printing by half and apply more heat.