Resetting an Old HP DeskJet 812C

Have you got an Old HP Deskjet 812C, which you want to recover? Ok, then you might be on the right place. In this post, Im going to talk about trying to recover your old deskjet 812C printer. Although this success rate for this post is low, it is always worth a try to take  on a nice printer.


  • Turn ON the printer and any visible dust inside the printer.
  • Once the printer is settled down, open the lid and remove the ink cartridges from the printer.
  • Check the carriage if it moves freely from left to right.
  • Power cycle the printer.

While doing the process above fixes a lot of issues for your printer. It’s not always a guarantee that it will work. So if it does not work, then it probably is the best time to move on with a newer printer. Good luck!