How to Hard Reset a HP LaserJet 1320N

By Bonnie Conrad

Even the most reliable of printers will occasionally let you down so knowing a few basic troubleshooting skills can get you out of a jam when the printer is playing up. Performing a hard reset on a Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 1320N is an effective way to clear error messages and return the printer to its factory default condition. Performing a hard rest is not a difficult procedure, but you do need to follow the right steps in the correct order.

Step 1

Turn off the printer and remove the power cord from the back of the unit. Leave the printer powered off for at least 30 seconds.

Step 2

Press the power button on the printer and hold the "Go" button as the printer is powering on. Watch for the "Attention" LED to turn on and stay steady.

Step 3

Release the "Go" button and allow the printer to continue powering on. The printer should now be reset.

Tips & Warnings

  • The LaserJet 1320 series was introduced in 2004 and Hewlett-Packard has now ended support for this series of printers. You can still dowload drivers and software for this model running on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 operating systems from the HP Support website.