20 Most Recent HP DeskJet 6988 Printer Questions & Answers


Open the Start menu and click on the "Printers and Faxes" icon. This will open a window with a list of the printers currently set up on your computer.

Double-click on the icon of the printer you want to change to online. A pop-up window detailing all current print jobs will open.

Go to Printer in the menu bar of the pop-up window and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online.

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Oct 13, 2018


Is the printer software installed on the laptops? Are you trying to print from the laptop itself, or a phone or tablet?
Sounds like from what you said the devices are on the network, but they still need the correct software to communicate with each other.

Try to use a smartphone and install the HP mobile printing app, if that app is able to find your printer, it is indeed on the network correctly.

If you can print from the phone/tablet, but not the laptops, you need to install the software drivers for your printer to your laptop(s) you wish to print from.

Here is a link to the Windows Drivers

HP Software drivers - HP Deskjet 6988 Printer Software and Drivers

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on May 16, 2017


your drivers and software probably dont support Win7 go to the hp website and download the latest drivers and software for your model and win7. download them install them then plug your printer into the usb port and it should find the new hardware and install the drivers for it

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on May 19, 2016


Clean print head.

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


Check your printer preferences and make sure the colour icon is tagged or at least the grayscale option is not tagged. Try holding the power button on and pressing the paper feed button once or three times to generate a self test page. If there is still no colour the cartridge is probably faulty.

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Mar 30, 2014


Please have a look at this support tutorial. I think you will find that the plastic piece is the cartridge latch which holds the ink cartridges in place.

HP DeskJet 6988 Replace Cartridge

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Apr 30, 2012


Is it the original Hp catridge or you refilled it..???? you've replaced the black... so no problem with black.... color catridge would have dried... so remove th color catridge and wipe thi lower part gently with a wet cloth....!!!

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Mar 25, 2012


  1. Click Start and then click control panel.
  2. Select device and printers.
  3. Right the printer icon and select "use printer online".

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Dec 17, 2011


This is a printer hardware error, you cant try below reset methods.
Power Drain:1. Unplug the printer power cord from wall and the printer, disconnect USB cable from printer.2. Press and hold the power "ON/OFF" button for 30 seconds and release it.3. Connected the power and check the printer.

HP DeskJet 6988... | Answered on Dec 17, 2011

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