HP Printer Not Working Issue

HP offers you printers for every situation and for whatever purposes you may need it. You can Print, Scan, Copy, and Fax using many of the HP Printers. Be it for office, home, school, hospital, and many others, HP has a printer suited to match your requirements. However, sometimes HP Printer might run into small problems that you can fix easily. ‘HP Printer not working’ is a common error that can be easily resolved by following the below-mentioned steps

HP Printer Troubleshooting

Basic Troubleshooting

HP Printer not working

HP Printer Not Printing

Most HP Printer issues are easily resolved by simple troubleshooting methods

  • First and foremost check the connection between your HP Printer and your computer.
  • Check to see whether your HP Printer and your computer are connected to the same SSID network
  • Also, check if there are any obstacles between the router and the HP Printer if there are any remove them
  • If you are using a USB cable, ensure that it is in a proper working condition
  • You can also try to restart your HP Printer
  • Turn off your HP Printer and remove the power cord from the rear of your HP Printer and the wall socket
  • Wait for a few moments, then reattach the power cord to the HP Printer and plug it in an electrical socket
  • Now turn your HP Printer on and check if it is printing normally, if not continue with the next steps

Uninstall and Reinstall HP Printer Software

  • Before starting this step, ensure to disconnect any USB cable that is connected to your HP Printer
  • Now search your computer for ‘Features’ and open the ‘Apps & Features’ or ‘Programs and Features’ option
  • After that, check the list of programs present and select your HP Printer and choose the ‘Uninstall’ or the ‘Yes’ option
  • Subsequently, follow the on-screen directions to complete the software removal
  • Following this, navigate to ‘Devices and Printer’ from the Control panel of your computer or laptop
  • Thereafter, right-click on your HP Printer and select ‘Uninstall Device’ or ‘Remove Device’ option
  • Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the removal
  • In case if many icons of your HP Printer are shown on your screen, remove and uninstall them all
  • Finally, navigate to the HP website and download the software by entering your HP Printer model and complete the installation by following the simple on-screen directions

Make your HP Printer as the Default One

  • Now navigate to the Control panel on your computer or laptop once again and select ‘Devices and Printers’ option
  • Following this, right-click on your HP Printer from the list and click on ‘Set as default printer’ option
  • In case if any prompts appear on your computer, click the ‘Yes’ option

Cancel the Print Jobs

Sometimes clearing the print queue might resolve the ‘HP Printer not working’ error

  • Now open the Devices and Printers option from the Control panel and find your HP Printer in the list
  • Subsequently, right-click on your HP Printer and choose the ‘See what’s printing’ option and open Printer menu
  • Now select the ‘Open as administrator’ option and open the Printer menu once more
  • After that, select ‘Cancel all documents’ option and click yes on the popup box

Check HP Printer Status

  • If the HP Printer problem persists even after following the above methods, check your Printer hardware
  • You can also download the HP Print and Scan Doctor and run it, so it may detect any issues or malware on your computer or laptop and fix them
  • Check your HP Printer cartridges and make sure they are full, and ensure there is no paper jam

If the HP Printer not working issue persists or for additional queries, feel free to call us up on our toll-free number +1-877-992-1160 or visit HP printer customer service phone number.

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