How To Troubleshoot Dell Printer Error 016-302

Dell is the most popular name offering a great range of laptops, desktops, computer peripherals, printers and other such products. These products have been made available in a variety of specifications and different features in order to meet the demands of different consumers as well as businesses.

The range of printers manufactured by Dell comes with great features and high-end printing. You can choose from different Dell printers according to your particular needs. Among all, Dell laser printer is most used printer of all the times. The printer comes with some exceptional features like fast scanning and great quality printing.

Unlike the other software as well as products, Dell laser printer may cause some technical issues. The most common error is Dell printer 016-302 error. Thankfully, it can be fixed manually. In this article, we have provided a number of solutions to troubleshoot this error in a jiffy.


What is Dell printer error 016-302?

Basically, this error occurs in the Dell laser printer. It happens when the firmware of printers is outdated.  This error is visible in color laser printers. The error 016-302 is not allowing us to print out the document. This error can be visible in printer series like 1350cn 3100cn etc. and that can be fixed with manually with the troubleshooting process mentioned below.

  1. Clear The Print In The Queue and Reprint Again

If you have given too many print commands at once and your Dell printer is not responding or showing the error code 016-302, then clear all printing jobs in queue. Once you are done with this, restart your printer and then hit the print command again.

  1. Change The IP Address Of The Dell Printer

The best way to resolve this Dell error code 016-302 is to change the IP address of the system your dell printer is connected with. And to carry out this task, reset your network setting and then add or install the Dell printer on your PC again. After adding or installing your Dell printer again, go to the web interface print setting and add the new IP address. If you are still facing this issue, then don’t hesitate in contacting Dell printer customer support.

  1. Turn Off Your Printer

To fix the Dell error code 016-302, turn off your printer in order to avoid any kind of mishap due to electricity supply or mechanical parts. If a paper is stuck, let your laser printer cool down before you remove that paper. Once everything sets back normal, remove the back cover of the printer to pull the paper out. Restart your printer and give a test print command. It’s ready to use now!

  1. Reinstall the Dell Printer’s Driver on Your PC

Another way to get rid of this error is to update your printer driver to the latest version available. Uninstall the previously installed drivers and visit Dell official website to download and then install the new drivers. Restart your device and try printing the document again. If the problem still persists, contact Dell printer support immediately.



Where To Find The Model or Printer Number of a HP Printer?

HP offers a great assortment of printers like laserjet, inkjet and more to meet the growing demand of the customers and to provide them an unmatched printing experience. HP printers are highly acclaimed for their superior quality and high-end printing in both colored and black & white prints. A user can choose any one of them as per their specific requirement.

After purchasing the printer of your choice, you may encounter a number of problems related to its installation, establishing a connection of the printer to the Wi-Fi, replacing cartridges and more. And to get rid of these problems or find a solution of your queries, you will be required to contact HP customer support. Before providing you the solution, they will ask the following things:

  • Series Number
  • Model Number
  • Product Number
  • Serial Number

A printer can be identified by a series number as a group of printers may have different series. For example, an OfficeJet Pro printer has 8720, 8725, 8728 models. A model number of the printer makes it unique. In some of the cases, HP gives a specific product key to the printer. For example, the HP OfficeJet Mobile 250 printers includes 250, 250c, 252, 252c, and the 258. The HP OfficeJet Mobile 258 is only sold in China. The last identity of the printer, i.e. serial number is a unique number that represents only one printer. You can find these numbers by following one of the following methods:

1. HP Support Assistant

HP Support Assistant is a software program that is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10. The program provides complete information about your device including the serial number and the model of your HP printer. You can search for this program in the Windows search bar. If it is not there, download it from HP Support Assistant website. Once download/open, click Next to check My Device information. Now click Add a Device Box and then choose Detect My Device. Select your device and you will be able to see the model number and the serial number of your printer.

2. On the Printer

This basic information for the printer’s identification is also available on following locations of the printer:

  • On the control panel, under the display tab
  • Model number listed near the ink cartridge
  • Upper right corner of the printer
  • Lower right corner of the printer
  • Upper left or lower left corner of the printer

These choices have been given to let you know about the common locations, which further depend on the type of the printer. Check any of the following places and you will easily find your HP printer model or serial number. Make sure you check this information before making a call to HP Printer Support.

Maria Silvia has written more than 100 blogs and articles on the latest software, printers, mobile applications and operating systems.