How to Reset an HP Business Inkjet Printer ?

How to Reset an HP Business Inkjet Printer?

While a Hewlett Packard (HP) inkjet cartridge can be refilled easily, getting it to work again in the printer is another matter. Resetting your HP Business Inkjet printer can restore it into a responsive and usable state. The contacts on the back of the cartridge are programmed to read the ink level, but they don’t reset for the printer just because you add more ink. You must get the printer to recognize the cartridge as new. You can do this easily through reset procedure.


Reset Procedure for HP Inkjet Printer:

  • While pressing the Configuration Page button, press (Resume button) three times.
  • Wait about 20 seconds, and then press (Power button) to turn off the printer.
  • Disconnect the power cord from the printer.
  • Wait about 20 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord.
  • Press (Power button) to turn on the printer


Reset procedure for HP Inkjet Cartridge:

  • Insert the cartridge you refilled into the HP printer. Have the printer print an alignment page, thus recognizing the cartridge. The printer will still read the ink level as where it was before you refilled it.
  • Remove the cartridge from the printer and replace it with another old cartridge. Have the printer print an alignment page with this cartridge so it recognizes it as a different cartridge from the first one.
  • Replace the second cartridge with a third one and run the same alignment page. Because the printer only retains the memory of two print cartridges, it will erase the memory of the first (refilled) cartridge.
  • Insert the refilled cartridge into the printer. The printer will now recognize the cartridge as being full.
  • Tape over the contact squares on the top left corner of the cartridge’s contacts. Insert the cartridge into the printer and run an alignment page. Ignore any messages that might appear saying there is a problem with the cartridge.
  • Take the cartridge out of the printer. Remove the tape from the left corner and tape over the contact squares on the top right corner. Place the cartridge back in and run another alignment page.
  • Remove and reinsert the cartridge, this time with no tape on any of the contacts. Check to see if the printer recognizes the cartridge as being full.
  • Repeat the above steps if the cartridge is still shown as being empty. This time, use the bottom corner contact squares instead of the top ones. If you are still unable to reset the cartridges, using multiple cartridges is likely the only way to do it.


List of HP Business Inkjet Printers.

  • Business Inkjet 1000
  • Business Inkjet 1100
  • Business Inkjet 1100d
  • Business Inkjet 1100dtn
  • Business Inkjet 1200d
  • Business Inkjet 1200dn
  • Business Inkjet 1200dtn
  • Business Inkjet 1200dtwn
  • Business Inkjet 2000c
  • Business Inkjet 2000cn
  • Business Inkjet 2000cse
  • Business Inkjet 2000cxi
  • Business Inkjet 2200
  • Business Inkjet 2200se
  • Business Inkjet 2200xi
  • Business Inkjet 2230
  • Business Inkjet 2250
  • Business Inkjet 2250tn
  • Business Inkjet 2280
  • Business Inkjet 2280tn
  • Business Inkjet 2300
  • Business Inkjet 2300dtn
  • Business Inkjet 2300n
  • Business Inkjet 2500c
  • Business Inkjet 2500cm
  • Business Inkjet 2500cse
  • Business Inkjet 2500cxi
  • Business Inkjet 2600
  • Business Inkjet 2600dn
  • Business Inkjet 2800
  • Business Inkjet 2800dt
  • Business Inkjet 2800dtn
  • Business Inkjet 3000
  • Business Inkjet 3000DTN
  • Business Inkjet 3000N