How to Fix Random Characters Printing on HP Printers

If you think your HP printer has gone crazy or HP printer keeps printing random characters or weird symbols then this article is for you. It is not a ghost event but a technical glitch that can be solved with proper assistance.

Printer printing random characters

Solutions for solving HP printer printing gibberish text issue

Solution-1 Download HP print and scan doctor

Find the HP print and scan doctor application specifically designed for any HP printer. Downloading and installing them in your system can automatically help you find and solve the existing issue.

Solution-2 Look for the HP printer cartridges

Next thing is to check those cartridges. Always use genuine HP cartridges. Open the front door and take the cartridges out. Look for any tear, leaks and broken pieces. On any damage replace them with new one. If not clean the drum and cartridges before placing them back into its position.

Solution-3 Change the HP printer connection and position

  • Remove any surge protector or any connector for the printer
  • Connect the printer directly to the wall outlet
  • Don’t place the printer ear air conditioner, highly humid or dry place
  • Check the cables for any damages and cuts
  • Make sure the USB cable is connected firmly inside the printer and the wall outlet
  • Also try replacing the USB cable and the wall outlet

Solution-4 Reset the HP printer

Make sure that your printer is turned on. Then press and hold the power button for few seconds. Now reconnect the power cord back to the printer.

Solution-5 Stop and remove any print job

  • Tap on the start button on the windows computer
  • Then choose control panel
  • Select Hardware and Sound
  • Choose View Devices and printers option
  • Then tap on the printer icon and choose See What's Printing option
  • In the following page you can choose the ongoing print jobs and click cancel
  • Choose ok to confirm the process

Solution-6 Check the printer default settings

  • Tap on the start button on the windows computer
  • Then choose control panel
  • Select Devices and printers option
  • In the following page search for your printer name
  • If the printer has a tick mark near it, then your printer is set as a default one
  • If not, right-click on the printer and choose Set as Default Printer option

Solution-7 Analyze the network configuration page

  • Initially navigate to the HP printer home page
  • Enter you printer model number along with the name in the Find my product and get support search box
  • Then enter Network Configuration Page in the keyword search box
  • Now tap on the enter button
  • You can analyze the Network Configuration Page for weird text

We hope this article has helped you solve your weird, crazy and gibberish text printing issue.

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