HP is a widely used printer manufacturer in the world. There are several issues that occur on HP printers and one common issue is ‘printer won’t print’.
This issue is common for many users, and this can happen for various reasons. The reasons for this issue can be connectivity issues, configuration issues, or driver issues.
If you have encountered such a problem in your printer and aren’t able to find a quick fix till now, stay with us and see what you can do to fix it. You can also contact HP printer support number for extensive help from the executives.
Here are the things you can do to resolve the printer not printing issue.
Whenever such a situation arises, you can always perform some basic troubleshooting. For this, you have to check the connection of the printer and your computer, make sure that both are connected with a quality cable.
Also, check the network you’re on to give print commands. If that’s not working try restarting the printer by removing the power cord and then plugging it back on.
Update the Drivers
There are many cases where this issue is caused by the corrupted drivers. You have to update or reinstall the printer drivers and then see if the issue is persisting or not.
To download driver for all HP printers you can go to their official website and search for your product name. Then look in the drivers section and download the drivers from there. If you are having trouble finding the right drivers for your printer, you could always use the help of the HP customer service phone number to find the right drivers for your printer model.
Set as Default printer
If you are using more than one printers on your machine then it can be quite confusing to which printer you’re giving the command to.
So, make sure to make the printer your default printing devices (which you use the most) for all the printing jobs. Here’s how you can set your printer as default printing device in a PC.
- Search for ‘Devices and Printers’ on your start menu
- Open it and you’ll see a list of printers in the printer section
- Right click on the printer you want to set as default
- And choose the option of ‘Set as default printer’
Cancel other print jobs
If you’ve given too many printing jobs to the same printer at the same time then it can cause this issue. It is possible that your printing job is in the queue and that is why it is not printing.
So, you need to cancel other printing jobs to clear the traffic. To do that you can follow these simple steps.
- Open ‘Devices and Printers’
- Right click on your printer from printer section
- And select ‘See what’s printing’
- Open the menu and click on ‘Open as Administrator’
- Now, click on the ‘Cancel All Documents’
- Confirm your action from the dialog box