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Automatic duplex printing

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HP OfficeJet 4650
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I installed my OfficeJet 4650 on a new computer and have lost the ability to automatically two sided print. There is nowhere to enable this option. Any suggestions?  It still works just fine on my old laptop.

 

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@amber012 

 

There might have been a tiny "glitch" during the installation process. 

 

One place to check:

 

Duplex feature installed? (Model Dependent)

Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers >

Right-Click Printer > Printer Properties > tab Device Settings >

Under Installable Options > Automatic Duplexing Unit > Select / Verify Installed > OK

 

 

What else?

 

Download and run this version of the Doctor.

 

  HPPSdr_5.0.6.exe

 

  • Download and Save the doctor to your computer
  • Open File Explorer > Navigate to the folder in which you saved the file (likely Downloads)
  • Execute the doctor – Answer any prompts /  let the process complete
  • Restart the computer, log in, and wait for the final steps in the Doctor to finish.
  • Check for any difference.

 

 

Original Notes – Contributed by ShlomiL

Paraphrased

Connection Notes

  • Print and Scan Doctor Version 5.0.6 creates a secondary queue for printing with TCP/IP port.

 

After the Offline Doctor completes…

Verify / Adjust the “Default” printing device (Default Printer)

 

Settings > Devices > Printers and scanners

UNCHECK (clear box) Let Windows manage my default printer

Select (Left-Click) your printer from the list of printers > Manage > Set as Default

 

OR

Open Control Panel > icon view > Devices and Printers > Right-Click on printer > Set printer as Default

 

NOTES – Selecting Default Printer 

  1. Do not select the printer marked as “Scan Only / DO NOT DELETE”
  2. Do not select the printer marked as “Fax”

 

Example Default Printer:  Set “Default” Printer = HP OfficeJet Pro 9020 series PCL-3 (Net)

ReferenceHP Printers - Printer is Offline (Windows) > Step 2: Manually set the default printer

 

 

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