Cold Reset is a technical term used by many users when resetting their printers back to its factory default settings. It is a useful way to refresh your unit especially if you have configured it several times and you feel like there’s something wrong with it. Perhaps it needs to be reset in order to get it back in good shape and fix any incorrect settings you made.
For printer models with network support, it is a helpful solution if you want to refresh the printer’s IP address and network settings if anything went wrong. Just take note that all the custom settings you made and configured with the unit will be erased. Thus, if the printer you’re using has a JetDirect card, it is recommended to remove it from its slot to avoid getting affected by the resetting process.
To perform Cold Reset with HP 3800 Color Laser Printer, use the instructions below as your guide and make you follow it step by step. This can also be applied with other supported HP printer series which include Color LaserJet 3000 and 3600 configurations. We suggest that you also remove the HP 3800 toner cartridges and other supplies inside the machine temporarily. You will have to install it again once the resetting process is through.
Note: If you want to keep a reference of your printer’s current settings before performing cold reset, then print a configuration page as a document with the unit’s previous settings prior to resetting it.
If the machine is already On, turn it Off and then back On. You have to watch carefully the unit’s control panel particularly on the display.
Ready your finger and position it on top of the Green button located at the right side of the screen. Once you noticed that the memory starts counting, hold the button until the LED indicators start flashing and become stable.
Release the green button, the screen at the center of the panel should display a message something like “Select Language”.
Use the directional keys (up and down), press the down arrow and the screen should display a message like this “Cold Reset”.
Select the option by pressing the Green button and in a minute that printer will initiate the cold resetting process and will continue power-on-sequence.
Albeit it doesn’t always happen, by random chances, some printers experience print quality issues with their machine right after the cold reset. Simply perform a calibration to fix it.
RATE THIS POST: