How to Restore Defaults in HP 1600 Printers

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How to Restore Defaults in HP 1600 Printers
Setting the defaults resets the printer's memory. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

The settings on your HP LaserJet 1600 printer control everything from the network address of the unit to which drawer it should use when printing. But while these settings are important, there may be times when you need to restore the printer to its default settings. This can help you troubleshoot the unit and overcome problems if it is malfunctioning.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log on to your computer and open the HP Toolbox by double-clicking the icon in the System Tray. Wait for the Toolbox window to open.

  2. 2

    Click the "Device Settings" menu. Choose "Device."

  3. 3

    Select the "Service" option and choose "Restore Factory Settings." Select "Restore" to confirm your choice.

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