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I need to cold start an hp 2605 dn to get my printer to work.

The printer doesn't print at all and everything is hooked up properly. a private Service and Support person told me to cold start it and after trying I don't see the prompts to do this. I was wondering how to reset the printer from the "cold start."

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  • james923 Jan 08, 2009

    Im sorry for the cunfusion. Its a new hp2605dn. . . i want to reset the factory defaults to get it to work. Or at least try this and seeting the defaults back was done by a cold start and holding down the "check" button and waiting for the cold start prompt. Or at least that's what I was told. I treid this and i didn't see the prompts. Now I don't know what to do

  • james923 Jan 08, 2009

    I should also add that the printer says that its printing the document but nothing happens

  • Frank
    Frank May 11, 2010

    is this printer new or used?

    there is not such thing as a cold start. you can unlpug everything and press and hold the start button for 1 min and then conenct everything back, restart the printer.

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2605dn is a network printer. did you set it up as network printer or stand alone?
if it is stand alond , all you have to do is connect it to the parallel port on the back of the computer, or use USB.
if it is a network connect, then plese post back, I will try to help you on that.

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To most of us "cold start" means disconnect the power cord from the device, wait a minute or so for any residual power to drain in the powersupply. I hope that is what they were meaning here. Then plug it in, power it up! If nothing happens verify the power source and the unit does not have a blown fuse. Another possible meaning is to reset the unit to factory defaults, but that would of course require the unit to power up. Good Luck.

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  • Buddy Jaet Jan 08, 2009

    To most of us "cold start" means disconnect the power cord from the device, wait a minute or so for any residual power to drain in the powersupply. I hope that is what they were meaning here. Then plug it in, power it up! If nothing happens verify the power source and the unit does not have a blown fuse. Another possible meaning is to reset the unit to factory defaults, but that would of course require the unit to power up. Good Luck.

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