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Prevent HP printer from going to shutdown power saver mode?

Novakingwai 2,141 263 May 24, 2016 at 10:19 AM
Have an HP LaserJet Pro M402n. In the HP software I can go to Power Saving options and choose to auto shutdown 4 or 8 hours. But I don't want it to shutdown ever. Is there a way to keep it from shutting down? I have it attached to a Windows 7 computer.

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I doubt it, you have done the obvious. Is there a reason it's not coming out of sleep or something like that?
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Is it really so bad to wait 35 seconds for the first page instead of 17 seconds?
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found this Set the Delay Shut Down setting
Use the control panel menus to select whether or not the printer delays shutting down after the power
button is pressed.
Complete the following procedure to change the Delay Shut Down setting:
1. On the printer control panel, touch the OK button.
2. Open the following menus:
● System Setup
● Energy Settings
● Delay Shut Down
3. Select one of the delay options:
● No Delay: The printer shuts down after a period of inactivity determined by the Shut Down After
setting.
When Ports Are Active: When this option is selected the printer will not shut down unless all ports
are inactive. An active network link or fax connection will prevent the printer from shutting down.
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Quote from komondor View Post :
found this Set the Delay Shut Down setting
Use the control panel menus to select whether or not the printer delays shutting down after the power
button is pressed.
Complete the following procedure to change the Delay Shut Down setting:
1. On the printer control panel, touch the OK button.
2. Open the following menus:
? System Setup
? Energy Settings
? Delay Shut Down
3. Select one of the delay options:
? No Delay: The printer shuts down after a period of inactivity determined by the Shut Down After
setting.
? When Ports Are Active: When this option is selected the printer will not shut down unless all ports
are inactive. An active network link or fax connection will prevent the printer from shutting down.
So it's actually turning off completely? I wonder if it would power on by wake on lan
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Is it really so bad to wait 35 seconds for the first page instead of 17 seconds?
Because it in a weird spot and it's annoying as shit to turn it on and having to do it every day would get annoying as hell and be 1 more thing to do at work.
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Although maybe a PITA could you have an app or something auto-send a test page or something every so often? That would basically reset the shutdown clock. Like this...

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/con...ows-t.html

You'd waste a few sheets of paper (every 8 hours ~ 2-3 sheets a day depending on work schedule).
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Because it in a weird spot and it's annoying as shit to turn it on and having to do it every day would get annoying as hell and be 1 more thing to do at work.
you have to manually turn it on?
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Although maybe a PITA could you have an app or something auto-send a test page or something every so often? That would basically reset the shutdown clock. Like this...

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/con...ows-t.html

You'd waste a few sheets of paper (every 8 hours ~ 2-3 sheets a day depending on work schedule).
it could even be a blank sheet that you could reuse
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you have to manually turn it on?
Every morning
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Every morning
actually I stand corrected. It's some HP feature

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom..._Brief.pdf
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it could even be a blank sheet that you could reuse

Sure. This seems like the best option to keep the printer awake... using built-in Windows tools to boot.
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HP printers have options in the config app / web interface that aren't accessible in the device's menus.
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