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Have you tried turning the printer Off for at least 20 minutes? it might be a transient problem owing to a brief power fluctuation or spike... or a static discharge, esp. if you're wearing woolen clothes. If so, turning it Off for 20 minutes should cure the problem.
Let me know how it goes, please. Thanks.
Still here... I'm not sure what pricing you are referencing and I have no power over pricing. Please clarify what you mean, though I have a guess that you were offered extra services by the system (not by me) at a higher price?
(I regret that I am not able to offer Live Phone Call service at this time; However, your request is still open to other Experts in this category, and one of them may pick up on it at any time.)
Hi there My name is***** will be happy to do remote assistance for you in place of the phone call, and at the same price (in other words no additional charge beyond what you've already paid). It is quite likely that there is a firmware update available for your printer, which I can apply remotely. However, before we can do that, the printer will need to be responsive. Please unplug the printer and wait for 10-15 minutes, then plug it back in. Let me know when you've done that and I will provide instructions for getting us connected.
I'm sorry but it appears that you have not been charged for either a phone call or Secure Remote Assistance. If you were it has been refunded and I am unable to send a new offer. Perhaps simply resetting the printer by unplugging it for the 10-15 minutes minutes and then powering back on will solve the problem.
If it does, would you mind taking a moment to rate my service? You can give your rating by selecting the stars located on the top right of the question page. I'd really appreciate it! Without a positive rating I am not credited for my time. If it doesn't do the trick, with a good rating I will agree to connect remotely and try to apply a firmware update.
I'm sorry. If it is still not responsive, I probably won't be able to connect to it through your computer. I will opt out and open this up to other experts in the hopes that someone else has ideas. You'll be notified as soon as another expert begins to work on the question.
This is Russell H. again.
Would you like me to give you further advice as to what to do about the printer problem?
Begging your pardon, please: The printer is what is frozen up, isn't it?
If so, remote assistance won't help with it. I cannot connect to the printer, you know. And we've tried a reset already without result.
What sort of help are you looking for at this point, please?
OK. That sounds like a good enough way to proceed.
If it turns out that your printer - e.g. owing to lack of a surge protector on its power source - has been damaged or is 'broken' and you want to get rid of it, there are some good options for disposing of a printer made by HP - either by getting a cash credit by turning it in, or otherwise - here:
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