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Printer says it's locked by the person who set it up that be me.... most settings are grayed out

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Printer says it's locked by the person who set it up that be me.... most settings are grayed out and I can't select anything to go further, can't select restore network settings

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could you please let me know what is the printer model?

 

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Sorry it's a HP Office Jet Pro 8710

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Hi,

 

Please do a factory restore and the password will get cleared, but you will have to set it up in the network again.

Below are the stepsfactory restore.JPG

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At first I tried to factory restore like you said using the control panel on the printer but I couldn't do it because it was grayed out and I would get the same error message about it being locked by the person who set it up.   I ended up going around in circles for a couple hours but ended up at the  HP Embedded Web Server where I found I could restore the printer to factory settings then set up the printer back to all the settings I had before this problem started.    Thanks for you help.

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Great to know that it worked....many a times if you are locked it wont let you access the EWS, but good to know you were able to get it restored from the EWS.

 

Happy printing 

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