HP printer are renowned printers for their high speed and quality printing. But sometimes you face issues like HP printer is not printing colors correctly, not printing at all or the printer is printing slowly. First, let’s see some of the causes due to which your printer is printing slowly. There can be a issue with the printer driver, it may be corrupted or outdated. There are multiple cartridges in a printer, it is possible that one of them is not able to handle the printing load making the printing process slow. Printer server can be overloaded by queuing many printing jobs at the same time. Another reason can be fault in connecting wires and cables. One of the basic and common issue is low ink in cartridges or paper jams. There can be some misconfiguration in settings.
You do have many troubleshooting ways to resolve the issue. But if those ways doesn’t help with resolving the error. You can factory reset HP Photosmart printer. Let’s have a look at the steps for doing so.
Steps to reset HP printer:
- There is no one button in the printer where you can press and perform the reset function. You will have to navigate to the settings to reset your Canon printer.
- Go to the control panel of the printer.
- You will see the reset menu displayed there.
- Use the up and down arrow button to select the function.
- You will see the option of soft reset. Click on that.
- Now, hold the button till the hard reset is displayed.
- Then, release the button.
This will bring the printer back to factory default settings eliminating any errors in the process. If this method does not work and your printer is still offline. Here’s how to factory reset HP printer. Follow the steps mentioned below.
How to reset HP printer?
- Since the printer is wireless, press the wireless button on your printer.
- Then go to the printer control panel and press the cancel button.
- Both the buttons must be pressed simultaneously.
- Hold them for about five seconds.
- Release the buttons and connect your printer to the Wi-Fi.
Resetting the printer will resolve most of the issues your printer might be facing. But let’s have a look at some of the common troubleshooting ways.
Common troubleshooting ways to resolve printer error:
- There should be enough ink in the ink cartridges and the ink must be compatible with the printer. The printer should be able to recognize the ink.
- Check if all the cables are working and connected properly.
- The printer driver and the firmware of the printer should be updated.
- Go to the settings and set the print settings to print in high quality.
- Use good quality, plain papers for printing.
- Print one document at a time to avoid overloading.
- Your printer should be connected to a good network.
- The printer and the device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Follow the steps mentioned above to fix any error your HP printer is having. But sometimes the printer itself is faulty. Try connecting another devices to the printer and see if it’s working. Contact a technical expert if these troubleshooting ways does not help for a guided solution.