I want to reset my HP Laserjet 1217 nfw MFP to factory defaults because I had a firmware upgrade failure.
I found information on the forum to power on and hold the X cancel button and the Copy button simultaneously as one powers back on (after unplugging the power and reconnecting & with the USB cord detached), then wait for the display to read "PERMANENT STORAGE INIT". BUT this does not seem to work after several attempts. Another post suggested the X cancel button and the right arrow key button. This didn't work either. I don't have any software called "HP Device Toolbox" recommended by another post.
The display screen reads No Strings in RO after the failed firmware update (>1 hr "programming" so I rebooted). The setting and report buttons don't work in this situation.
How do I do a hard reset back to factory defaults so I can start over with a firmware update?
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