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Changing the Language on the Printer Control Panel Display

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Introduction

This document provides steps for changing the language that displays on the printer control panel, and for changing the language to English from another language.

Change the language that displays on the printer control panel

The video describes both methods for changing the language that displays on the printer control panel.

Video of how to change the language that displays on the printer control panel

The following video demonstrates how to change the language when the wrong language displays on the printer control panel.
NOTE:This video shows the HP Officejet J4680 All-in-One printer, but the steps are the same for your printer.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .

Reset the printer to change the language to English from another language

If the control panel display is set to a different language, and you want to change the language to English, you will not be able to navigate with the control panel to reset the language. Follow these steps to reset the printer, and then select the preferred language and location.
  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer, and then wait for 30 seconds.
  2. Press and hold the # and 3 buttons simultaneously, while plugging the power cord back in to the rear of the printer.
  3. When the printer control panel displays 'Part. MVM Reset,' release the # and 3 buttons.
  4. Press the right and left Arrow buttons () to select the desired language, and then press the OK button.
  5. Press 1 on the keypad to confirm your language selection.
  6. Press the right and left Arrow buttons () to select the location, and then press the OK button.
  7. Press 1 on the keypad to confirm your location selection.

Use the printer control panel to change the language

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
  2. Press the Setup button ().
  3. Press the Arrow buttons () to select Basic Settings, and then press OK.
  4. Press the Arrow buttons () to select Set Language, and then press OK.
  5. Press the Arrow buttons () to scroll through the language options until the preferred language displays on the printer control panel display, and then press OK.
  6. Press 1 on the keypad to confirm your language selection.
    NOTE:If you do not make a selection within five seconds, the control panel display automatically changes to show the next language. If you do not make a selection within two minutes the Setup menu exits and the language/region remains unchanged.
  7. When the Set Location message displays, press the Arrow buttons () to select the correct country/region, and then press 1 on the keypad to confirm your choice.
    NOTE:If you do not make a selection within five seconds, the control panel display automatically changes to show the next country/region. If you do not make a selection within two minutes the Setup menu exits and the language/region remains unchanged.

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