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Performing Cold Reset - HP FutureSmart Firmware



Performing Cold Reset - HP FutureSmart Firmware

NOTE: Performing a cold reset will return the following printer settings back to factory defaults. This procedure is mostly used to default the network settings to DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to have the printer automatically configure to a network – either on printer install or replacing a Jet Direct card or Formatter Board.

  • Configuration/Network Settings

  • Jet Direct Settings

  • Customer Paper Size/type Settings

  • Fuser Mode Settings


Keypad LCD Control Panel

Turn on the printer, wait for the 1/8 to appear and press the “STOP” or “X” button to enter the preboot menu. • Scroll down and select “ADMINISTRATOR” Next scroll down and select “STARTUP OPTIONS” • Then scroll down and select “COLD RESET” (will put an “X” to show selected) • To complete, use the back arrow or home button to main menu and select “CONTINUE”


Touchscreen Control Panel

Turn on the printer, wait for the 1/8 to appear and press the center of the touchscreen to enter the preboot menu. Scroll down and select “ADMINISTRATOR” Next scroll down and select “STARTUP OPTIONS” Next scroll down and select “COLD RESET” (will put an “X” to show selected). Finally use the back arrow or home button to main menu and select “CONTINUE” 


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