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How do you fix a printer that is not activated by error code 30?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The printer not activated error code 30 is a common error code that can occur when using a printer. This error code happens when the printer is not able to communicate with the computer. This can be caused by a number of things, such as a loose connection between the printer and the computer, a problem with the printer driver, or a problem with the printer itself.

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1. Check printer connection

The following are the steps to check printer connection in order to fix printer not activated error code 30:

  1. Verify that the printer is turned on and connected to the computer.
  2. If the printer is not connected to the computer, try to connect it to the computer by using the appropriate USB cable.
  3. If the printer is still not connected, try to restart the computer.
  4. If the printer is still not connected, check to see if the printer is plugged into an outlet and the power is turned on.
  5. If the printer is plugged into an outlet and the power is turned on, try to connect the printer to the computer by using the appropriate USB cable.
  6. If the printer is still not connected, check to see if the power cord is plugged into the correct outlet.
  7. If the power cord is plugged into the correct outlet, try to connect the printer to the computer by using the appropriate USB cable.
  8. If the printer is still not connected, check to see if the printer is connected to the network.
  9. If the printer is connected to the network, try to connect the printer to the computer by using the appropriate network cable.
  10. If the printer is still not connected, check to see if the printer is connected to the computer by using the appropriate USB cable.

2. Check printer settings

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Printers.
  3. Click the printer that you want to check.
  4. On the printers properties sheet, look for the activation status. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.
  5. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.
  6. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.
  7. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.
  8. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.
  9. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.
  10. If the printer is not activated, you will need to activate it.

3. Check for printer updates

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel
  2. Click on Printers and Devices
  3. Click on the printer that you want to check
  4. On the Status tab, click on the Check for updates button
  5. If there is an update available, the printer will download and install it
  6. If the update fails, the printer will display an error message
  7. Click on the OK button to continue
  8. On the Status tab, click on the OK button to close the printer status window

4. Restart printer

  1. Press and hold the power button on the printer for at least 20 seconds until the power light begins to blink slowly.
  2. Release the power button and wait until the printer finishes restarting.
  3. Press the OK button to continue.
  4. If the problem persists, press the Reset button.
  5. Press the OK button to continue.
  6. Select the Language menu and press the OK button.
  7. Select the Printers menu and press the OK button.
  8. Select the Printer you want to restart and press the OK button.
  9. Select the Restart button.
  10. Press the OK button to restart the printer.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Check printer drivers
  2. Restart computer