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How to "Reset" your printer.

So your printer is stuck, it will not work, it won't print. Well try a "Reset" it may, just sort your problems out. Here is what to do. Unplug the power cable from the BACK of the printer, Next, Remove the USB cable from the Computer. Reboot the PC, when at the desktop next, Reconnect the Power, and plug in the USB cable, wait a bit, Reboot again, next time, at desktop... you should be all good. Now often the printer has "Jobs" in the "Que" these must be canceled, double clicking on the Printer Icon will bring up the printers "Que" window. Now you right click on the "Print Job" in the window,and select "Cancel" Now sometimes, you cannot do this, as it simply refuses to "go away" in this case, you MUST reconnect up the printer, to that PC, turn it ON, & then you should be able to "Cancel" that print job, often you will see many copies of things to "Print" these ALL must be "Canceled" If that doesn't work, Delete the Printer, Right Click, select "Delete". Now Reboot, and then, either, set up the printer, directly attached, or set it up as a "Networked printer". Then this will have cleared anything that was causing problem and you are back to a fresh new printer. ver faced problems with resetting your printer? Well, here we provide you invaluable tips to help you troubleshoot your HP, Dell, Lexmark, Brother or Samsung Printers in easy steps.
Resetting an HP laser printer
There is a technique known as cold resetting. It basically will set all your HP printer settings to the factory default levels. It is important to note that any settings made at the control panel of your printer are going to be reset. Hence, in case you happen to have a JetDirect card then even the IP address will be reset to the factory defaults. Make sure to remove the card before resetting your HP printer. You can try to reset NVRAM. To do this, switch off your HP printer and then hold down the ‘Go’ key for around 20 seconds while switching the printer back on again.
- HP 1200 and 1100 models resetting: To do this, simply change the data by going into the service mode. This is applicable if your HP printer has a display panel. Otherwise you need to hold down the ‘Go’ button for around 5 seconds while the printer is switched on.
- HP 2100 printer resetting: You need to press the ‘job cancel’ key after switching off the printer. Then switch the printer on and only then release the key called ‘job cancel.’ Make sure you release the button within 20 seconds of the LEDs coming on.
- HP 2200 printer resetting: Switch off your printer and then hold down the ‘Go’ key. Switch back the printer on while holding the ‘Go’ button till the light comes on. Then release the button.
- HP 6P and 5P models resetting: Switch off your printer and then press the ‘reset’ button and within 20 seconds switch on the printer back again.
Resetting a Dell printer
You can reset your Dell printer fairly easily by simply double-clicking on the ‘Reset Dell Printer’ icon. You can reach this icon by clicking on the folder ‘UAN’, then clicking on ‘System Utilities’ and you should find the icon. However, one word of caution – this method will function only if the USB cable has been directly connected from the PC to the printer. If you are using a USB Hub or some switch box then this method will not work.
Resetting a Lexmark printer
You will firstly need to switch off your printer. Then simultaneously press the RETURN and READY keys while switching the printer on. This will take you to the Diagnostics Mode. The display unit will show the message ‘Performing self test’. Choose ‘Maintenance count’. Reset the count to make it zero. Then select the RETURN key and go back Diagnostics Mode. Then you can reset the printer to go back to the normal mode.
Resetting Brother Printer
You need to keep pressing the DOWN or UP keys a couple of times till you see ‘Maintenance 99’ displayed on the display. Then hold down the ‘Set’ button to go to standby mode. Please note that if you press the exit key only after typing in a single digit then the machine goes to maintenance mode in initial stages. If you have entered an invalid code by mistake then too the machine goes to maintenance mode in initial stages.
Resetting Samsung printer
You need to press the following keys in quick succession – MENU # 1 9 3 4. Then you should see a message on your display saying ‘TECH.’ Then again select the MENU key followed by ENTER. The display will now show ‘TECH MODE.’ Then select the ‘<’ key two times. Your operator panel should show ‘NEW PRINTER CARTRIDGE’. Then select ENTER. Now the panel will show [YES]. Select ENTER key again. You can exit from this mode by pressing MENU # 1 9 3 4 again one after another.


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how do i fix sorting issue on my AR-276 SHARP PHOTOCOPIER?


Try doing a reset by unplug wait 10 min. and plug back in.
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Jan 30, 2016 | Sharp Office Equipment & Supplies

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"Communication Not Available" message is displayed


A quick fix for most communication errors can be achieved by resetting the printer and/or rebooting the PC. Simply disconnect the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Then try to print again once the computer fully recognizes the USB connection.


If that doesn't help, try the steps below:

1. Disconnect the printer from your computer.

2. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.

2. On your computer, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

3. Delete the Lexmark print object.

4. Reboot your pc.

5. When your pc turns on, reconnect the printer.

6. Wait until your pc fully recognizes the USB connection. To check, go to Control Panel > Printers and Faxes. If you see a new Lexmark print object in the list again, then try to print again.


You may also try to update your printer driver by visiting the Lexmark website at . Select your operating system, download and execute the file.


If the problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Aug 16, 2011 | Lexmark X2670 All-In-One Printer

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looks like dead. when powering on, control panel shows "self test" and then nothing shows up on the panel and printer is dead.


Hi,

Try to reset the memory on your HP Officejet. Do the following:

  • Turn off the power to the HP Officejet and unplug the power cord.
  • Hold down the "# + 9" button.
  • Reconnect the power cord and continue holding the button for another five seconds.
  • Turn the HP Officejet on, and the memory should be reset.
If this won't work, you can try to upgrade the firmware but you can only do this if the printer is still detected by the Computer. You can check control panel and see if the printer is listed as "online" or "ready".

If the above steps won't work. Your printer is deem defective and needs to be replaced. You can try calling HP support for more info. Here's their US number: 1-800-474-6836


Hope this helps.

Jul 07, 2011 | HP Officejet 5510 All-In-One Thermal...

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Printer stuck in copy mode--can I reset the printer? Have tried everything.


Hi

Try to turn it off and unplug it for a few minutes, turn it back on and leave it to copy mode. try printing from the computer then/ keep us posted.

Thanks

Nov 01, 2008 | Epson CX8400 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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paper problems


I had same problem. first turn of the printer and unplug electrical supply. turn the printer upside down and make sure there is nothing stuck in paper feeder. the next step, take a paper sort of a greetings card and try to run it through the feeder gently. if you cant get it through then don't force it. but this will clear up any object stuck in to paper feeder. now plug in yor power cord and try a test page from your printers properties. hope this will work for you. good luck...........

Aug 16, 2006 | Dell 810 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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