HP Laserjet M3035 Disk initialization or Cold Reset


Steps to perform a disk initialization on a HP M3035

Introduction: These M3035 printers have a built in hard drive.
Some printers have the administrator function disabled, to prevent users to change network and other settings. In case of repair or change, this can cause a problem. In order to reactivate the administrator function, we need to do one of these
Option 1 (Disk Initialization)
• Hold down the right hand side of the START key while the printer is performing the memory count
• At power up! When the three status LEDs are solid,
• Release the START key. Press the key #5 one time, until “INITIALIZE DISK” is displayed, then press key #6 one time.
• The MFP will diplay asterisks and then reboot
• This should bring the printer to the default settings

NOTE: For printers with older Firmware, try this approach:
Option 2 (Cold Reset)
To Perform a COLD RESET, which should clear the service settings and brings the printer to the default settings
Turn the printer off
Turn the printer back on and press the “6” key while reading the memory count
• When the three status LEDs are solid, Release the START key.
• The display should read “Language settings” (you might need to try this more than once; it is difficult at times get it right at the first attempt)
• Press the “3” key until you read COLD RESET
• Press “6” again on the Cold Reset option
• The MFP will diplay asterisks and then reboot
• This should bring the printer to the default settings
• You can now reconfigure te network and other printer settings

NOTE: These steps may or may not work depending upon the firmware version you are using on the printer
It looks like on each firmware upgrade made by HP they keep changing the way these options work

Good Luck!

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