The HP OfficeJet 4650 is a high-performance multi-functional printer sporting an elegant design. The device is designed to complete your tasks effectively and saves you a lot of time. However, the HP OfficeJet 4650 not printing issue might occur at any time. You can troubleshoot this problem easily and start printing with your HP Printer in a jiffy.

Troubleshoot HP OfficeJet 4650 Not Printing Issue

While there are several manual methods that can be used to troubleshoot the HP OfficeJet 4650 not printing issue- you can start instantly by downloading the HP Print and Scan Doctor tool from the manufacturer’s website.

The App

  • Download the HP Print and Scan Doctor app by visiting support.hp.com and entering your HP Printer model
  • After installing this app on your computer, open it and select ‘Not Printing’ option
  • HP Print and Scan Doctor will scan for any malware that is present and get rid of it
  • Furthermore, it will detect and show you the cause of the particular problem

Other HP OfficeJet 4650 Not Printing Issues

HP OfficeJet 4650 Not Printing

HP OfficeJet 4650 Not Printing

Print Job Stuck in the Queue

Sometimes a print job might get stuck in the queue and cause the HP OfficeJet 4650 not printing issue. At the time you can:

Delete Jobs and Restart

  • First, power off your 123.hp.com/oj4650 printer and unplug the power cord from the wall socket
  • After that, on your computer, search for ‘Services’ and open it
  • Now search for ‘Print Spooler’ from the list, right click and select ‘stop’
  • Following this, open windows explorer and search for ‘C:Windows\System32\Spool\PRINTERS’ and delete all the files in that folder
  • Now shut down your computer and reconnect the power cord and turn your HP Printer on
  • Turn your computer back on and try to print and the issue still persists continue to the next step

Delete Printer Drivers and Reinstall Them

  • First, navigate to ‘Programs and Features’ and uninstall any HP OfficeJet 4650 entries
  • After that navigate to ‘Devices and Printers’ and select all the HP OfficeJet 4650 printer entries and remove them
  • Following this open the ‘run’ app and type ‘exe/s’ and press Enter
  • Now under ‘Printer Properties’ go to drivers and remove any entries by HP OfficeJet 4650 printer
  • Again, open the ‘run’ app and type ‘c:/programdata’ and navigate to ‘Hewlett Packard’ folder and remove any entries related to your printer
  • Thereafter, restart your computer and navigate to support.hp.com and download the ‘Full Feature Drivers and Software’ for your HP Printer

Troubleshoot the Wireless Connection

  • Wait for 10 seconds after turning your HP OfficeJet 4650 printer and disconnect the power cord
  • Following this, turn off the device your HP printer is connected to
  • Thereafter, reconnect the power cord to the HP OfficeJet 4650 printer and turn it on
  • Subsequently, disconnect the power cord from the network router and connect it back again after 10 seconds
  • Finally, turn your HP OfficeJet 4650 printer on and perform the wireless setup once again

HP Printer Offline

The HP OfficeJet 4650 not printing issue may also be as a result of the printer’s offline status. Sometimes a message such as ‘offline’ or ‘Printer offline’ may appear on your computer.

Set your Printer as Default

  • If you are using Windows 10, navigate to ‘Printers & Devices’
  • After that, click on the HP OfficeJet 4650 printer from the list and choose the ‘Manage’ option
  • Following this, select the ‘Set as default’ option and set your HP OfficeJet 4650 as the default device
  • If you are using Windows 7/8, navigate to ‘Devices and Printers’
  • After that, right-click on the HP OfficeJet 4650 printer and choose the option ‘Set as Default Printer’

We provide you guidelines to solve this printer not printing issue

Let’s get started with reinstalling the printer driver

  • At first, you have to remove the printer from your printer and devices list
  • Moreover, you have to turn off the HP Deskjet printer and delink the USB cable
  • Next, you have to click the Start button and choose All Programs
  • After that, click the HP folder and click the name of the printer and the model number
  • Similarly, click the Uninstall button and select Device software to remove the drivers and then select any other components that you wish to uninstall
  • Finally, click Next to uninstall the driver from the computer and then restart the computer
  • After that, you can reinstall the HP printer driver from the HP start and install it on your computer
  • Next, you have to try to print and check if the issue persists

Most important note!!!

Make sure that you only use genuine ink cartridges. It is only when you use quality ink cartridges, you will get the professional-quality prints.

Verify the ink smears on the rear of printouts 

  • Firstly, you have to ensure that the printer is placed on the white paper
  • Next, from the Control panel of the printer, swipe to the left and then tap Setup
  • After that, you must tap Tools
  • Now, you have to swipe up on display and then touch Clean Page Smears
  • The HP printer will slowly feed a blank page
  • Finally, wait for the printer to eject the blank page and then continue with the printing job
  • Also, make sure to use appropriate paper for the print settings

Checking the print settings for Windows 

  • At first, on the software application that you are trying to print, click File an and click Print
  • And now the print window will launch
  • After that, access the Properties dialog box
  • Moreover, based on the software application, the option can Properties, Options, printer setup, printer or preferences 
  • Similarly, consider the settings like Paper Type, Print Quality, paper size, black and white
  • Finally, choose the print settings and click OK to change the settings and then click Print

Now it’s for Mac

  • Firstly, check for the settings of the print job using a Mac computer
  • Now, open a document and click File and then click Print
  • The print screen will now open
  • Secondly, choose the Paper Type/Quality or Media & Quality menu
  • Based on the print job, consider these settings like Paper type and quality
  • Similarly, you have to save this setting for print jobs by clicking Save and then name the new preset

Did you know?

For quality prints or to solve printer, not printing issues, you have to check for the ink levels and replace them when once it gets empty or low.

Try Printing a Quality Diagnostic report

  • Firstly, insert the paper into the HP Deskjet printer
  • Next, on the printer control panel, swipe to the left and tap Setup
  • After that, touch Tools and then touch the Print Quality Report
  • A print-quality report will be printed and check for the print quality and check for the persistence of the issue

Try to clean the ink cartridges

  • Firstly, you have to load the input tray with paper
  • And then on the control panel of the printer, choose Setup
  • After that, select Tools and then tap Clean cartridges
  • The HP Printer will now print the Quality Diagnostic report
  • Look into the report and check if the issue persists

Aligning the printer 

  • At first, from the control panel, swipe to the left and tap Setup
  • And then tap Tools and then tap Align printer
  • And now the alignment page will print
  • Moreover, wait for the alignment page to eject from the printer completely
  • Similarly, you have to lift the scanner lid and then load the alignment page with its print side facing down
  • After that, exit the Scanner lid and then tap OK
  • The printer now aligns the ink cartridges and later try printing again to check for the solution

Clean the ink nozzles manually

  • Firstly, turn on the HP printer and then gently grasp the handles on either side of the printer and then raise ink cartridges
  • Moreover, the cartridge will move to the center of the printer
  • Similarly, it would be best if you waited until the carriage becomes silent and idle
  • After that, delink the power cable from the back of the printer
  • On the other hand, you have to disconnect the USB cable
  • And to release the ink cartridges, lift the lid on the ink cartridge slot and genuinely push the lid
  • Clean the nozzle area gently with a foam cloth and try printing to check whether the issue persists

If the HP OfficeJet 4650 not printing issue continues to persist, give us a call on our toll-free number +1-844-876-5110 or visit 123.hp.com/setup.

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