In this article, we will discuss solutions to the HP printer validation error.
Why the HP Printer Validation Error Occurs
The HP printer validation error occurs because of an obstruction in your HP printer’s carriage. As a result of the obstruction, the carriage cannot move freely.
The carriage is responsible for holding the printer’s ink cartridges and moving them to and fro during the ink transfer process to the loaded paper.
A grinding noise is a sign that the carriage of your printer is obstructed by foreign material such as jammed paper.
Solutions to the HP Printer Validation Error
1. Run the Windows Printer Troubleshooter
After running the troubleshooter, check if the HP printer validation error message is no longer appearing.
If you can still see the error message, move to the next solution.
2. Reset your HP Printer
After resetting your printer, check if the HP printer validation error is resolved; if it is not, try the solution below.
3. Reinstall your HP Printer
How to Reinstall your HP Printer
Read this article: HP Printer Errors and Solutions [Detailed] to find out more about other HP printer errors and how to fix them.
4. Run HP Print and Scan Doctor
5. Service your HP Printer
This option is something you cannot do yourself; you will need to contact HP Customer Support to fix your printer if this service is available in your region.
When you contact them, a date will be scheduled for the repair. You don’t need to worry about repair fees if your product is still under warranty. However, if your machine is out of warranty, you will pay for the repairs. Printers that are still under warranty and cannot be repaired will be replaced for free.