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I just bought a HP Officejet 6960 and I can't believe it's missing an option to disable this feature. Whiles I do not use my printer for FAX, I have issue with this "Auto-Off" conficting with its own "Schedule On/Off" feature rendering it completely useless.

 

So when you schedule the printer to turn itself off at night and back on in the morning, the "Auto-Off" kicks in in 8 hours and the only way to switch it on is to press the power button, your "Schedule On" setting will not work.

 

Printer is connected wirelessly, it actually connects to a PC via USB which is turned off at night, so I guess the PC has to stay on to provide an "active" USB connection in order to prevent the printer from shutting down itself, which is complete nonsense.

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Scheduled Off should  not be used.  Every time it comes on it performs print head maintenance which uses ink.  In sleep mode the printer used less than 2 watts.  Less than powering it up.

 

Let the printer go into sleep mode.

 

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The printer will turn off itself after 8hours of inactivity anyway, ironic isn't it? What different would it make if I have the printer "Schedule on" automatically rather than me, pressing the power button myself?

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@hahnlo wrote:

 

Printer is connected wirelessly, it actually connects to a PC via USB which is turned off at night, so I guess the PC has to stay on to provide an "active" USB connection in order to prevent the printer from shutting down itself, which is complete nonsense.

I was confused by this statement of being connected wirelessly.   Since it is a USB connection the printer will power off.

 

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