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Hp Envy 6234 won't catch my photo paper, 5x7 or 6x4.

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Hello, I have a new HP 6234 printer & the photo paper feed, 5x7 and 6x4  isn't accepting or recognising the paper. I'm using the HP preferred paper and I keep getting the same message, load paper, etc, etc. 


I brought this printer specifically because of the option to print hasn't been possible yet. 


Please help!

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The usual place to look, of course, is the application you are using to submit the job to the printer.

I cannot help with that - I don't have Mac OS.



Load Paper

User Guide

Page 15


Check / Adjust / Retain the Paper at the Printer Display Panel


Open Printer Tray,

If you have not yet done so, add desired paper type

Wait a couple of seconds…

Close Tray

IF applicable for your printer:

Look for a message on the Printer Control / Display Panel,

Click Modify (wording varies), set the paper size and type, Click OK


NOTE:  If the size of the Paper Size is not in the Drop-down menu, Select Custom (likely the last selection in the list)


And / Or

Embedded Web Server (EWS)


Open your favorite browser > type / enter Printer IP address into URL / Address bar

Tab Settings > Preferences > Tray and Paper Management

If applicable, check the Advanced section (at the bottom of the Tray and Paper Management menu)

Click Apply to save changes



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HP Printers - 'Encryption Credentials Expired' Error Displays (macOS, iOS)

Open your favorite browser > type / enter Printer IP address into URL / Address bar

Tab Network > Advanced Settings > Certificates

Click Configure > Select Create a New Self-Signed Certificate > Next > Finish



What else?


The printer software likely makes use of "Presets" (shortcuts).

Make sure you have selected the appropriate Media / source / setup for the current job.


Printer  Home Page - References and Resources – Learn about your Printer  - Solve Problems

 “Things that are your printer”

NOTE:  Content depends on device type and Operating System

Categories:  Alerts, Access to the Print and Scan Doctor (Windows), Warranty Check, HP Drivers / Software / Firmware Updates, How-to Videos, Bulletins/Notices, Lots of How-to Documents, Troubleshooting, User Guides / Manuals, Product Information (Specifications), more

When the website support page opens, Select (as available) a Category > Topic > Subtopic

HP ENVY Photo 6234 All-in-One Printer 


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