Power Cycling / Hard Resetting a Printer
Power cycling refers to the act of turning a device or piece of electrical equipment off, or otherwise disconnecting it from its power source, and then turning it back on again. Often this is done to correct a frozen or otherwise malfunctioning device.
Large format printers can be power cycled to resolve certain error codes and fatal errors.
- To power cycle a printer, turn the printer off by pressing the power button.
- When the printer is completely powered down unplug the power cable either at the wall or the back of the printer.
- Once unplugged press the power button again. The printer will not turn back on but may flash briefly as the power discharges and reinitializes itself.
- After around 30 seconds power the printer back on.