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HP LaserJet Pro 100 M175nw Wireless Color All-in-One. How can I do a factory reset? I can't find a solution on the web.

I tried to update firmware but I keep on getting error 79 on my HP M175NW laser printer! How can I do a factory reset? I can't find a solution on the web.

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· Open the printer's web page and Sign in as Administrator.
· On the General tab select Reset Factory Settings in the menu.
· In the section Reset Firmware select Reset.
· Select Reset.
· Set printer's date and time correctly.

If in case these steps not working, then contact HP Printer experts through Free live chat.

Posted on Nov 28, 2022


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Question edited for clarity. Full make model.

A factory reset won't fix firmware crashes or errors on updates. The firmware is what the machine does before the software is loaded and how it is loaded. A Reset, only reloads the operating software. Error 79 is an easy fix though. You will need to take it to an HP Service Centre if the firmware update is the issue.

It sounds like the printer is holding a print job in memory since it is showing " Printing Document" now on the display. Print Jobs are Stuck in the Print Queue. Disconnect any cables from the printer, except the power cable.

79 Error Message - HP LaserJet Pro 100 color MFP M175nw > td-p

HP LaserJet Pro - 79 Errors ' HP® Customer Support > ca-en > document
Solution: 79 Service error Turn off then on ... If the message persists, disconnect any network or USB cables and power cycle. If the printer returns to Ready, ...

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Error 79 ...shuts off and the screen says error 79

Hi angelahender:
Here is your problem.
79 Error
The product has experienced an
internal firmware error.
Disconnect the power cable from the
product, wait at least 30 seconds, then
reconnect the power cable and wait for
the product to initialize.
If the error persists, upgrade the firmware.
Firmware update via flash executable
The configuration page lists the firmware version of the product. On
flash-memory-based products, you can update the firmware code by
downloading the latest flash executable for the product and running
the program according to the readme instructions that come with it. If
the firmware should become corrupted or fail (usually because of an
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no longer function. In this case, a firmware recovery DIMM is
available from HP.

Hope this helps


My hp laserjet 3030 keeps reading 79 error power on power off

79 errors are often fatal. Your only hope is to get it back to READY, then update the firmware before it reverts back to 79 ERROR. The other option is to replace the formatter, but it would be about the same cost to replace the whole machine.
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