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control panel locked and I didnt set a user name or password. How can I override???

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My printer keeps saying it is not connected to the internet and HP instant Ink. I try to fix but it routes me to the control panel and asks for a username and password.  I am the only owner of this device and have NEVER set up a user/pass combo on this.  I have tried all my usual ones just in case.   Everytime I print anything, i have to clear the notice that the printer is not connected.  Support cant help because it wont connect.   I had my IT guy check and he couldnt get around it too. 

I need to override the user/pass on the control panel lock so I can reset the printer to default. How can i override this?

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@OOTKS, Welcome to HP Support Community!


The only option left is to perform a full reset and re-initialize the printer. 


The reset instructions are specific for your printer and performing those steps on a different printer may brick the device. 

I've sent you a private message with reset instructions, follow the reset instruction to perform a full reset and re-initialize the printer. 


In order to access your private messages, click the private message icon on the upper right corner of your HP Forums profile, next to your profile Name or simply click on this link.


Hope this helps!


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