HP 4050 Page counter reset (126 Views)
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Angela_12
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HP 4050 Page counter reset

Is it possible to reset the page count on the HP 4050 without restoring to factory defaults?
If so, how?
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Moe Wodnicki
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Re: HP 4050 Page counter reset

Are you referring to the total printer page count? If that's the case, it's doable, but you won't find anyone who'll tell you how to do so in an open forum like this. That's like resetting a car odometer so you can sell it for more.
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Angela_12
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Right, never thought it that way. We were planning on resetting it to log printer usage for a service contract we're trying to get. I guess we'll just take a snapshot and log after current usage.

Thanks.
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Dennis Aston
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Re: HP 4050 Page counter reset

Another option is for you to reset the page count on the maintenance side so that you can use the maintenance counter to track the pages printed since a certain point. This will take more vigilance on your part because you won't know without doing some basic math exactly how far until you should do some maintenance on the printer. Record your current "Page Count" for a baseline and then reset the maintenance counter.

Right now I am looking at my HP 4000 configuration printout page and its showing a "Pages Since Last Maintenance" listing under the Printer Information section. Use that.

I personally couldn't find out how to reset the counter but I will talk to my maintenance guy later on today and post back, if you wanted to use this method.
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Ken Chahley
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Re: HP 4050 Page counter reset

I'm having trouble here...you're going after a "service" contract, but don't have the info for resets??? (mine is not the reason why......!) What's wrong with a config test page when the contract starts and working from the "Page Count:" at that point?
When in doubt, check your manual:)
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