HP Envy 4521 Troubleshooting - All-in-one Guide

Facing a problem or an error while you are using your printer is a very common thing. Generally, when something goes wrong with your printer, an error message or code will be displayed on the printer or computer screen. You can learn the cause of the problem by reading the code or message displayed on the screen. However, the situation might become troublesome when you can’t understand the error message or code and the cause of the issue.

Here in this article, we’ll be walking you through the easy and simple troubleshooting methods to help you fix the common HP Envy 4521 printer problems. And then, we shall take you through the advanced solutions to fix the two specific issues, namely, printer not printing and paper feeding problems.

HP Envy 4521 Troubleshooting

HP Envy 4521 Troubleshooting Solutions

Best And Simple Solutions

Some simple workarounds that help you fix common printer problems are discussed below. You can perform the following solutions when facing a printer issue for the first time.

  • Restarting the machine is a simple and easy solution to fix the printer problem you’re facing for the first time. Restart the HP Envy printer and then check if the same problem persists. If yes, try the next solution.
  • If your printer is not responding to any request you send from the computer, there is a communication issue between the devices. Check and connect the devices to the same network if they are connected to different networks.
  • Sometimes, an outdated printer driver can also lead to many problems. So, check and install the most compatible and latest printer driver on your computer. Also, update your computer OS if it is available.
  • If your printer is unable to respond to your request over a wireless connection, check whether the Wi-Fi network is blocked by any firewall settings or security software. If yes, temporarily disable them and then try to perform the printer-related operation on the printer.
  • Misconfigured printer settings might also lead to many issues. So, check if the settings are configured correctly. If not, configure them now. If the issue persists even after reconfiguring the settings, restore the HP Envy 4521 printer settings to their defaults.

HP Envy 4521 Printer Not Printing - Three Fixes To Try

Before you perform the advanced methods below, try the easy and simple solutions above. In case they do not work, continue with the following techniques.

Use The Hp Printer Diagnostic Tool

  • The HP printer manufacturer is aware of the ‘printer not printing’ or ‘printer won’t print’ issue. So, to help you in resolving this problem, the manufacturer recommends some diagnostic tools.
  • If you’re using a Windows computer, download and install the HP Print and Scan Doctor app on it. This app from HP will help you detect and fix the printer not printing and other common printer problems.
  • It also helps you detect and fix other similar printer issues.

Disable Use Printer Offline

  • This option puts your printer in an offline state. So, check if it is enabled on the Windows computer that is connected to your printer. If yes, disable it. To verify it, open the Devices and Printers screen on the computer.
  • Locate your HP Envy 4521 printer. If you find the Offline message and a gray circle beside the printer, it means the Use Printer Offline option is enabled on it.
  • Disable it to bring your printer back online.

Set As Default Printer

  • Usually, when you click Print, the software or app will select the printer that is set as default on your computer.
  • So, check if your HP Envy 4521 printer is set as the default machine.
  • If not, select and right-click on it. Choose Set as Default Printer.

HP Envy 4521 Paper-feed Problem - Here’s How To Fix It

  • First, make sure that no paper is stuck in the roller.
  • Next, check if the recommended paper type is loaded into the tray. If not, load the recommended paper.
  • Adjust the guides properly. Ensure that only neat and uncurled paper is loaded into the tray.

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