FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Why is Darth asking for a password when I click the Preview icon?
A: This happens after someone on the Internet has set the Darth administrator password, either through mistake, misadventure, or mischief.

The following steps will allow you to clear the administrator password.

  1. On the Darth front panel, using the arrow keys, scroll to and highlight the darth-printer-icon icon.
    Press the green check mark button. darth-green-check-button

  2. Using the arrow keys, scroll to and highlight Printer configuration.
    Press the green check mark button. darth-green-check-button

  3. Using the arrow keys, scroll to and highlight Resets.
    Press the green check mark button. darth-green-check-button

  4. Using the arrow keys, scroll to and highlight Reset EWS access control.
    Press the green check mark button. darth-green-check-button

  5. You have now cleared the need for a password to access the Preview icons.

  6. Press the return button several times to return to the main menu. darth-return-button

BTW, here are the original instructions from the HP DesignJet 4000ps manual:
Screenshot: Reset EWS Password