Picture of the DeakJet HP printer 3632, with clear wrap removed, top view.

How to Reset HP Printer, 3630 Series DeskJet




If your HP 3630 series printer (including the 3632 that we’re demonstrating here), ever behaves strangely, or you need to update its wireless network settings, you can perform a hard reset, that restores the printer to factory default settings.  Once restored, you can then enter new printer settings from scratch, to connect it to a different wireless network.  Here, we perform this factory default reset on the HP DeskJet 3632 printer copier scanner.

Restore HP DeskJet 3632 Printer to Factory Default Settings

1 Turn printer on.  Press and quickly release the Power button, located as shown by the pink arrow in the next photo.

Picture of the HP DeskJet 3632 printer top, with the power button highlighted.
HP DeskJet 3632 printer top, with the power button highlighted.

 

2. Wait for printer to finish powering up.  You’ll know it’s done when it stops making noise, and the Power button glows with a steady white light.

3. Press and hold in the power button, as shown above.  Don’t release it however, until you perform the next two steps.

4. Press and release the Start Copy Black button twice, as pointed at by the pink arrow in the next picture.

Picture of the HP DeskJet 3632 printer, top view, with the -Start Black Copy- button highlighted.
HP DeskJet 3632 printer, top view, with the -Start Black Copy- button highlighted.

 

5. Press and release the Cancel (red x) button thrice (three times).  See location for it in the next picture.

Picture of the HP DeskJet 3632 printer, top view, with -Cancel- button highlighted.
HP DeskJet 3632 printer, top view, with -Cancel- button highlighted.

 

6. Wait for the Wi-Fi network status light to start blinking white.  The light is located as illustrated in the next picture.   When it does, the printer has erased the old information from its memory, and is now ready to be programmed with new wireless network credentials.

Picture of the HP Desk Jet 3632 printer, top view, with the Wi-Fi network status lamp highlighted.
HP Desk Jet 3632 printer, top view, with the Wi-Fi network status lamp highlighted.

 

7. You’re done!  You may now set up your HP printer, which has now been restored to its factory default (fresh out of the box) settings.

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  • 2017-01-23: Originally published.