The failure of an HP printer to print is a very common problem that can be caused by a variety of reasons.
- Drivers that are missing or out of date
- Connections that are broken
- Windows configuration issues and more
Even simple tasks like running out of ink or getting a paper jam may be irritating for any printer, including your HP printer!
Here are a Few Options to Try in Order to Resolve your HP Printer Problems.
Solutions 1: Verify the status of your HP printer.
Let’s start with the clear and simple problems.
1) Check to see if your HP printer’s paper tray is loaded. Make sure there is no paper stuck or jammed in the paper feed if there is any. If this is the case, please review your manufacturer for the best method of removing the paper so as not to damage the internal motor or paper feeder.
2) Do you have any ink or toner left? For instructions on how to check your printer’s ink or toner levels, consult your printer’s manual. The ink levels or if there is an ink issue will be easily displayed on the front screen of new HP printers.
If your HP printer needs to be fixed, you may need to contact HP directly through customer care.
Solutions 2- Cancel All HP Printer Jobs
Clear your HP Printer of all blocked print jobs.
This is a little more technical, but not so much that you can’t try it. Jobs that you send to an HP printer for printing can become stuck in the print queue at any time during its life.
If the job in question remains in the print queue, it may prevent your HP printer from printing regularly. In this scenario, emptying the print queue of all jobs may be necessary to allow the newer print requests to proceed. Let’s get started!
1. Select “Devices and Printers” from the Windows Control Panel.
On Windows 10, type “Control Panel” in the search bar, or hit the Window logo key and the “R” key on your keyboard at the same time to access the Run dialogue in older versions of Windows. Type “control” and hit Enter in this dialogue. In most Windows operating systems, this will bring up the Control Panel.
2. Look for your HP Printer in the list of printing devices, and double-check that it’s the one that’s giving you trouble. Select “See what’s printing” from the drop down list by right-clicking on that printer.
3. Select “Open as Administrator” from the “Printer” menu item in the top right corner of the new page.
4. Select “Cancel All Documents” from the “Printer” menu item in the upper right corner. A confirmation dialogue box may open at this point, and you must confirm that you want to remove all documents in the print queue by selecting “Yes.”
Solutions- 3 Set Your HP Printer As The Default Printer
Is it possible that you’re sending your print jobs to the wrong printer? Let’s take a look!
When you send a print request to Windows, it usually goes to what is known as the default printer. If your printer is connected but not printing, it’s possible that Windows hasn’t set your HP printer to default.
As a result, all of your printing requests are going into a black void with no return. Let’s double-check that your HP is set to Default Printer.
Solutions 4: Troubleshooting HP Printers
So, umm Is it plugged in and the lights on?
It’s not a bad idea to inquire. If your HP printer stops working or has never worked, there are a few simple troubleshooting steps to take to ensure you can print to this again. Check the power wires from the wall to the HP printer power connector first. Then, double-check the cabling from your printer to any Windows PCs to which it may be connected; is the USB cable secured in place on both ends?
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Solution 5: Install the Most Recent Version of the HP Printer Driver (Recommended)
If the first two methods don’t work for you, or if you don’t have the patience, time, or computer skills to update/fix manually, you can use Driver Support to do it for you.
HP Printer Drivers are Updated Automatically (Recommended)
HP Printer Driver Support will run a scan on your computer to identify any problematic drivers. You don’t need to know what operating system is installed on your computer. With the Premium version of Driver Support, you can update HP drivers immediately.