How to Restore HP Printer Setup Mode [Detailed Guide]

In this article, we will guide you on how to restore HP printer setup mode.

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What is HP Printer Setup Mode? [Answered]

HP printer setup mode allows your HP printer to be discovered during a wireless setup. This mode automatically turns on when your printer is turned on for the very first time.

The setup mode also known as Wi-Fi- setup mode will turn off after 2 hours. This is done to ensure that you are protected from security risks.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode

In the sections below, we have provided steps on how to put your HP printer in setup mode for different HP printer models. Therefore, follow the steps that apply to your HP printer model.

Note: If you are wondering how to put HP printer in discovery mode, the steps below will perform the same function.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP DeskJet 4100e, 4100, 2700e, and 2700 Printers

To put your HP DeskJet 4100e, 4100, 2700e, or 2700 printer in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down the printer’s “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at once for about 5 seconds: Do this until you see that your printer’s “Power” button is blinking.

Step 3: Wait for your printer’s “Wireless” button to start blinking continuously.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP ENVY Pro 6400, ENVY 6400e, 6000e, and 6000 Printers

To put your HP ENVY Pro 6400, ENVY 6400e, 6000e, and 6000 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Check your printer’s back area for the printer’s “Wireless” button.

Step 2: Press down your printer’s “Wireless” button for about 5 seconds.

Step 3: Wait until you see the printer’s “Status” LED indicator turns purple.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP Laser Color 150 and Laser 100 Printers

To put your HP Laser Color 150 and Laser 100 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Resume/Cancel” or “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down the printer’s “Wireless” button for about 20 seconds: Do this until you see the “Power” and “Attention” LED indicators blinking.

Step 3: Wait for about 60 seconds.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

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How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP Laser MFP 170 and Laser MFP 130 Printers

To put your HP Laser MFP 170 and Laser MFP 130 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Menu” button.

Step 2: Go to “Network” using the printer’s right arrow key.

Step 3: Press “OK”.

Step 4: Choose “Wi-Fi Default”.

Step 5: Press “OK”.

Step 6: Wait for about 60 seconds.

Step 7: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP Neverstop Laser and Laser NS Printers

To put your HP Neverstop Laser and Laser NS printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down the printer’s “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at once for about 3 seconds: Do this until your HP printer restarts.

Step 3: Once your printer is ready after the restart, wait for about 60 seconds until your device’s “Wireless” LED indicator blinks blue.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP LaserJet M109 – M112 Printers

To put your HP LaserJet M109 – M112 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: If your HP printer has entered sleep mode, wake up your printer by pressing the printer’s “Resume/Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down the printer’s “Wireless” button until you see the “Attention” LED indicator blinking.

Step 3: Let go of your printer’s “Wireless” button.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

In this article: HP Printer Mode [How To, Issues & Solutions], we discuss other HP printer mode issues and how to fix them.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP LaserJet MFP M139 – M142 Printers

To put your HP LaserJet MFP M139 – M142 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: If your HP printer has entered sleep mode, wake up your printer by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down the printer’s “Wireless” button for about 5 seconds.

Step 3: Allow your HP printer to restart. After that, wait for your printer’s “Wireless” LED indicator to blink.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

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How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP LaserJet MFP M232 – M237, M207 – M212 Printers

To put your HP LaserJet MFP M232 – M237, M207 – M212 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down your printer’s “Information” button for about 5 seconds: Do this until you see the buttons on the control panel light up.

Step 3: Press your printer’s “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at once.

Step 4: Wait for about 60 seconds for your printer’s “Wireless” button to blink blue continuously.

For some of these printers, you will have to wait for the “Status” LED indicator to pulse purple.

Step 5: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP LaserJet Tank 2500, 1500, 1020, MFP 2600, 1600, and 1005 Printers

To put your HP LaserJet Tank 2500, 1500, 1020, MFP 2600, 1600, and 1005 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down your printer’s “Information” button for about 5 seconds: Do this until you see the buttons on the control panel light up.

Step 3: Press down your printer’s “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at the same time.

Step 4: Wait for about 60 seconds for your printer’s “Wireless” button to blink blue continuously.

For some of these printers, you will have to wait for the “Status” LED indicator to pulse purple.

Step 5: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP LaserJet Tank 7300, 7000, 750, 720, and 670 Printers

To put your HP LaserJet Tank 7300, 7000, 750, 720, and 670 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing any button.

Step 2: Press down your printer’s “Information” button for about 5 seconds: Do this until you see the buttons on the control panel light up.

Step 3: Press down your printer’s “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds: Do this until you see the “Wi-Fi” LED indicator blink blue.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP Smart Tank 7600 and 790 Printers

To put your HP Smart Tank 7600 and 790 printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Check for the “Wi-Fi” button on your printer’s back area.

Step 2: Press your printer’s “Wi-Fi” button for about 5 seconds. Alternatively, you can let go of the button when you see a prompt on the display of your printer’s control panel.

Step 3: Touch “OK” when you see the prompt. This action will restore the default settings of your HP printer network. It will also cause the “Status” LED indicator to blink purple.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on HP Tango Printers

To put your HP Tango printers in setup mode, do the steps below:

Step 1: Check for your printer’s “Wi-Fi” button on the device’s back area.

Step 2: Press your printer’s “Wi-Fi” button for about 5 seconds

Step 3: Wait until the “Status” LED indicator pulses blue.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Put HP Printer in Setup Mode on other HP Printer Models

If your HP printer model hasn’t been mentioned so far, check the instructions below for the one that fits your printer model.

How to Restore HP Printer Setup Mode on Other HP Touchscreen Display Printers

To restore HP printer setup mode on other HP touchscreen display printers, do the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your printer’s control panel.

Step 2: Touch the icon for “Setup” or “Wireless”.

Step 3: Choose “Settings” or “Network Setup”.

Step 4: Choose “Restore Network Settings”.

Step 5: Touch “Yes” if you see a prompt asking for confirmation.

Step 6: Wait for about 60 seconds for the printer’s “Wireless” LED indicator to blink blue.

Step 7: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

How to Restore HP Printer Setup Mode on Other HP Non-Touchscreen Display Ink Tank and Inkjet Printers

To restore HP printer setup mode on other HP non-touchscreen display Ink Tank and Inkjet printers, do the following steps:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down your printer’s “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons simultaneously.

Step 3: Wait for about 60 seconds for the “Wireless” LED indicator to blink blue.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

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How to Restore HP Printer Setup Mode on Other HP Non-Touchscreen Display LaserJet Printers

To restore HP printer setup mode on other HP non-touchscreen display LaserJet printers, do the following steps:

Step 1: Get your HP printer into ready state by pressing the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Step 2: Press down the printer’s “Wireless” button for the “Attention” LED indicator to blink.

Step 3: Wait for about 60 seconds for the “Wireless” LED indicator to blink blue.

Step 4: Within 2 hours, go back to the software or app you want to connect your printer with to discover and then add your HP printer.

If you cannot restore your HP printer setup mode using the steps we shared above, we recommend that you contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.