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get error message "printer not activated, error code-30"

Product Name: HP Officejet 6700 Premiun
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Printer working fine and suddenly stopped printing for no known reason. Spoke to Tech who uninstalled and re-installed drivers and software and printer would still not connect. He said issue is an known error in HP driver. Error message is "printer not activated, error code-30" Everything looks good in modem and router. Connect thru USB cable, not wireless. The tech said this is a known issue to HP, so there is probably a good solution available. Thanks for your help!

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Re: get error message "printer not activated, error code-30"

Hi @bluebird1


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 you are getting an error while printing.


I’d love to help!


I would like to know whether you are getting this error when printing from the browser (Like Internet explorer or chrome)?


If the issues are specific to the browsers, then I would suggest you first reset the browsers. Follow the steps below for resetting the internet explorer:

  • Press the “Windows key” + “R” to get the “Run” window.
  • Type “inetcpl.cpl” and press ok to get the internet explorer properties.
  • Go to “Advanced” tab and select “Reset” option to completely reset the internet explorer.
  • Now open the internet explorer and try browsing.

Try the steps below to reset the chrome:

  • At the top right, click More (Three horizontal dots) and then Settings.
  • At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  • Under the section "Reset settings,” click Reset settings.
  • In the box that appears, click Reset.

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!


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Re: get error message "printer not activated, error code-30"

I got this error when trying to print Word file.  Not in a browser, straight off a document.  I can print Excel files and pdf files but not Word.  What's up?

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