How to Reset the HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Premium All-in-One Printer

Is your Officejet Pro 8600 Premium printer not working? You might just be able to fix it through a reset. There are primarily three types of resets for this officejet printer, which will be discussed below:

Accessing the Secret Support Menu

This printer has a hidden support menu where you can access several troubleshooting services that you can use whenever your printer goes haywire. To access the support menu, you need to:

  • Turn OFF your printer.
  • Wait for 10 Seconds before turning it ON again.
  • Just as the printer turns ON, press the back button (arrow icon) on the front panel of the printer “4 times”.
  • If you did it correctly, the support menu should appear.
Accessing the Resets Menu

There are several options under the support menu. To access the resets menu all you need to do is navigate through the right until you find the resets menu. Under the resets menu, you will find the three different types of resets, the partial reset, semi-full reset and the full reset. Select the appropriate type of reset you need, and your printer should start resetting itself.

What are these Reset Procedures for?

Each reset procedure is applicable on certain types of issues. Please see below.

The partial Reset

The partial reset basically just refreshes the printer and clears out unneeded memory from the printer. This type of resets fixes minor printing issues such as slow printing, cartridge errors, etc..

The Semi-Full Reset

The Semi-Full Reset is the most useful type of reset. However, this clears out all the custom setting from your printer and returns if to its default factory settings. Use this reset if the partial reset does not fix your issue.

Full Reset

The full reset is the most powerful reset. If all other reset procedures is not working you can do this. However, it is not recommended as it really clears deep settings from your printer and any interruption on the reset process may render your printer unusable.