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

HP DeskJet 3630 Factory Reset, How To




If your HP 3630 series printer ever behaves strangely, do a factory reset.  Or, when you need to update its wireless network settings, you also perform a hard reset.  A hard reset restores the 3630 to factory default settings.  Once the HP DeskJet 3630 factory reset ends, you can set it up anew.  E.g. You can enter new printer settings, to reconnect it to a WiFi network, or to a different network.

In this demo, we do this factory default reset on the HP DeskJet 3630 printer  scanner, copier, all-in-one printer.




HP DeskJet 3630 Factory Reset to Factory Default State

1 Turn printer on.  Press and quickly release the Power button.  Find the power button as shown on the 3630, by the pink arrow in the next photo.

Picture of the HP DeskJet 3630 printer top, with the power button highlighted. It's ready for HP DeskJet 3630 factory reset.
HP DeskJet 3630 printer top, with the power button highlighted. Ready for HP DeskJet 3630 factory reset.

 

2. Wait for printer to finish starting up.  Power up finishes when all printer noise stops, and the Power button glows steady white after the 3630 boots.

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



4. Then, press and release the Start Copy Black button twice.  The next picture shows where this button is on the 3630.  The pink arrow points out the Copy button.

Picture of the HP DeskJet 3630 printer, top view, with the -Start Black Copy- button highlighted. HP DeskJet 3630 factory reset requires this button.
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, top view, with the -Start Black Copy- button highlighted. HP DeskJet 3630 Factory Reset requires pressing this button.

 

5. Next, press and release the Cancel (red x) button three times.  See where it is in the next picture.

Picture of the HP DeskJet 3630 printer, top view, with -Cancel- button highlighted.
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, top view, with -Cancel- button highlighted.

 

6. Wait for the Wi-Fi network status light to blink white.  The light is located as shown in the next picture.   When it blinks, the 3630 deletes the old information from its memory. Then, it’s ready for programming with new wireless network details.

Picture of the HP Desk Jet 3630 printer, top view, with the Wi-Fi network status lamp highlighted.
HP Desk Jet 3630 printer, top view, with the Wi-Fi network status lamp highlighted.

 

7. Finally, done!  Now, set up your HP 3630 printer.  It’s back to its factory default (brand new) settings.




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Revision History

  • 2018-03-16: Updated content.
  • 2017-01-23: Originally published.