Why Has My Printer Stopped Working?

If your printer suddenly stops working during the time when you want to print something using your wireless printer then, it is because your printer encountered an error.

However, there’s nothing to worry about as despite having so many positives, HP Printers also suffered from numerous printer error codes like any other technical device from time and again.

So, instead of worrying what best you can do is fix the wireless issue on your HP printer with the help of our below-mentioned step-by-step guide. Have a look:

3 Ways to Fix my printer stopped working?

Step 1: Firstly, you have to check for any warning lights on your Wireless HP printer to know about the reason behind why your HP printer stopped working in order to try the possible fixes as per the reason. And, to give you a brief about the possible causes behind common HP Printer problems, we’ve mentioned the following list of reasons:

  • Lost connection between HP wireless Printer and Router
  • Faulty USB/Cable Connections
  • Communication fault between HP Printer and Computer
  • Improper or faulty Configurations in Windows
  • Irregular or bad Network Connections &
  • Missing, Out-dated, or Corrupted HP Printers Drivers, etc.

Step 2: Then, based on the factor/cause that leads to the given HP Printer issue on your wireless HP Printer; try these following fixes:

  • Update your router firmware.
  • Try to reset your wireless HP printer by unplugging the power cord and then plugging it back. Other than this, you can also try by turning the physical power button off and on.
  • Restart your device and reconnect it with HP wireless printer to build the connection between your printer and Computer again.
  • Make your Wireless HP Printer as the Default Printer.
  • Run the Troubleshooter for Printer option from your system.

Step 3: If these, fixes won’t help in resolving your wireless HP Printer issue then, you can try to fix it by updating your HP Printer driver:

  • To do so, go to the HP Printer official website, and from there; download the latest driver for your HP printer.
  • Once the printer driver is downloaded on your system, you need to start the process of installation.
  • To do so, select the ‘Devices and Printers’ option from the ‘Windows Control Panel.’
  • Then, hit the option of ‘Add a Printer.”
  • After that, an option of ‘Printer Setup Wizard’ will pop up in front of you.
  • Now, you have to choose the option of ‘how do you want to install your printer’ i.e., either using the USB cable or the Wireless Network.
  • Then, select ‘USB cable’, ‘Virtual port for USB printer’, and ‘Use an existing USB port’ options.
  • And, to end the process of installation of the latest printer driver, open the Windows downloaded list of printer drivers and pick your recently downloaded printer driver to click on the ‘Install’ button.

That’s it! Follow the on-screen instructions as well to finally update your HP Wireless printer to resolve the issue in order to again print wirelessly with HP Printer.

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