HP Laserjet Pro M203dw Troubleshooting

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HP Laserjet Pro M203dw Paper Jam

  • As there may be paper jams in different locations of the HP Laserjet Pro M203dw printer, ensure that you carefully remove it.
  • Open the print cartridge door and remove the print cartridge if you are unable to see the jammed sheet in tray 1.
  • Ensure that you reinstall the ink cartridge and then close the print cartridge door.
  • In order to Clear a jam in Tray 2, remove the tray from the printer and take out the jammed sheet by pulling it straight out.
  • To continue printing, you need to reinstall the tray and then press the OK button.
  • In order to clear a jam in the optional Tray 3, you need to remove the tray from the printer and then remove the jammed sheet by pulling it straight out.
  • Once you reinstall the tray, ensure that you press the OK button to continue printing.
  • In order to clear jams from the output bin, you need to hold the paper and then carefully pull it out from the printer.
  • Open the rear door to clear a jam in the duplexer area, then remove any jammed sheets and then close the rear door.
  • To clear a jam in the fuser area, raise the rear door, then remove any jammed sheets and then close the rear door.

Does not print

  • The primary step is to ascertain that the printer is on and that the control panel indicates it is ready.
  • Ascertain that the cables are properly connected. Check the light next to the network connection on the printer if the printer is connected to a network
  • If the light is green then it indicates that the network is active. Ensure that you use a network cable and not a phone cord to connect to the network.
  • Ensure that the network router, hub, or switch is turned on and that it is working correctly.
  • Now, install the HP software from the CD that had been shipped with the printer.
  • You need to right-click the name of your printer from the list of printers on your PC, then select Properties and then open the Ports tab.
  • Ensure that the printer name on the Ports tab and the configuration page are similar if you are using a network cable to connect to the network.
  • Ascertain that the box is checked next to Virtual printer port for USB if you are using a USB cable and are connecting to a wireless network.
  • To check if the firewall is the source of the problem, you can try to temporarily disable it.
  • The low signal quality or interference may delay print jobs if your PC or the printer is connected to a wireless network. Thus, reduce the interference.

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HP Laserjet Pro M203dw Printer Offline

  • Perform a power reset and then make sure that you check if the connections are proper.
  • Ensure that the Wi-Fi on the laptop/tablet is turned on and also that you are connected to the correct wireless network (SSID).
  • Once you print a configuration page or network summary, ensure that the printer has a valid IP address.
  • If you find that an IP address is not assigned or if it is or and indicates auto-IP, then the network is not configured properly.
  • Check the Use printer offline setting, then select Devices and Printers and then right-click the printer option. Now, tap See what’s printing.
  • Ascertain that you do not modify the Wi-Fi settings recently. You can use HP Print and Scan Doctor on your Windows.
  • To continue printing, change the default print driver to the originally installed driver.
  • Now, ascertain that the selected Port(s) and Description match the connection type used with the printer.
  • Reset the driver configuration in Windows and ascertain that the IP address matches the printer IP address.
  • Now, delete and reinstall the driver/software. If the issue persists, you can try connecting the printer to another PC.

Paper Tray

  • You need to check if the condition of the paper is good and within the specifications and then reload it.
  • Clean the rollers inside the printer and in the duplexer (if equipped) to prevent paper feed HP Laserjet Pro M203dw Troubleshooting and issues.
  • Now, unplug the power cord from the rear of the printer and then to gain access to the pick rollers, raise the access door.
  • Note that depending on your printer model, it may either be the rear access door or duplexer.
  • Access the pick rollers from the front by removing the main paper tray if the printer does not have a rear access door or duplexer.
  • Now, search for the large rubber pick rollers, then moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with distilled water and then press it against the rollers.
  • To remove dust or dirt buildup, apply a moderate amount of pressure on it. Clean the rollers on the duplexer as well if your HP printer has a duplexer.
  • Now, close the access door, then replace the paper tray and then reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer.
  • Try to print. If you find that the HP Laserjet Pro M203dw Troubleshooting and issue still persists, you can try resetting your printer.
  • It is advisable to service the printer if resetting the printer does not resolve the issue.