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HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer

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My printer is stuck initializing.  It asks Language and Location.  It does not go any further.


I have done the follwoing already

1) I  "power drain" by unplugging the machine for 60 seconds, plugging it directly into a wall socket and trying to restart.


2)  done the "reset" by restarting the machine while holding my thumb on the display.  I get as far as either the section asking for language, or the section asking for how it wants me to initialize, but then it freezes.


3) I have done all of these things with both the scanner tray open, the print cartridge tray open, and I have done these things with both the print cartridge installed and uninstalled.


4) although the display does not show any, it prints.


Please help...

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Hi @Cjfather,


Welcome to the HP Forums!


I appreciate you taking the time to share your concern and thank you for using this forum, it is a great place to find answers.


I reviewed your post and I understand that the printer is stuck on initializing screen.


I’d love to help! 


Resetting power to the printer forces the printer to reset stored values in the firmware. A power reset can help when the printer is not booting.

  1. Make sure the printer is idle, not making any sounds, before continuing.
  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  1. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  2. Wait at least 60 seconds.
  3. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  4. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer.
  5. If the printer does not turn on by itself, press the Power button to turn it on.

If the issue persists I recommend you to update the firmware on the printer. Follow the steps in the below article to update the firmware.


Let me know how it works and you have a good day ahead.


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When I switch it on, it starts to initialise.

The next step is a grey screen and on top of the screen a red dot and an exclamation mark.

Unplugging it gives the same result.


Please advise

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