HP OfficeJet G55 forgets settings

by Community Manager on ‎02-28-2012 07:06 AM


Every time the printer is switched off it forgets the setting for the paper size - even when it is still energized by the power supply unit. Therefore, I have permanently to change the paper size from "letter" to "A4" before copying is feasible.


I have already examined the main board. There is obviously no backup battery needing to be replaced. The printer has been manufactured roughly in the year 2000.




I got rid of this problem by resetting the printer to the original state.


  1. Unplug printer which is turned on.
  2. Hold the keys 6 and # (lower right key).
  3. Plug in the power cord while still holding the keys.
  4. Do not release the keys until some instructions appear on the screen.

(See also 2manuals.com)


Perhaps it is a kind of planned obsolescence that the user is annoyed by non-persistent printer settings after a couple of years.

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