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HP Solution Center Displays a Black or Blank Screen

Issue
When you open HP Solution Center, a blank screen or a black screen displays.
Figure : HP Solution Center is blank
Image: HP Solution Center is blank
Solution one: Install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player
Follow these steps to update your computer and Web browsers with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
 note:
Some of the following steps might require a restart of the computer. Consider bookmarking this page to reference it after a restart.
Step one: Close HP Solution Center and the HP Digital Imaging Monitor
  1. Close the HP Solution Center window.
  2. Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon () in the notification tray, and then click Close HP Digital Imaging Monitor.
    Figure : Example HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon in Windows XP
    Image: Example  HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon in Windows XP
    Figure : Example HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon in Windows Vista and Windows 7
    Image: Example HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon in the Windows Vista and Windows 7 notification area
Step two: Check the version number of your current Flash Player software
Follow these steps to check which version of the Flash Player is installed on your Web browsers.
  1. Click this link: Adobe Flash Player (in English) to go to the Flash Player home page.
     note:
    If the preceding link is unavailable, Adobe might have moved the Flash Player home page. You can go to www.adobe.com and search for "Flash player".
  2. In the Version Information box, note the version number of the Flash Player software that you currently have installed.
  3. Locate your operating system and browser in the Flash Player version information table.
  4. Compare the most recent Flash Player version number in the table with the number in the Version Information box.
  5. Repeat these steps for any other Web browser software you installed on your computer.
  • If the Flash Player installed on any of your browsers is older than the most recent version, continue to the next step to Uninstall the Flash Player software.
  • If the Flash Player installed on each of your browsers is the most recent version, and the issue persists, continue to the next solution to Uninstall and then reinstall the HP software.
Step three: Uninstall the Flash Player software
Choose one of the following methods to remove the Flash Player software from your computer.
Step four: Reinstall the Flash Player software
Choose your browser for instructions on how to reinstall the Flash Player software.
Important: Make sure to reinstall the Flash Player software on all browsers installed on your computer.
  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists, continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Uninstall and then reinstall the HP software
Follow these steps to remove and reinstall the product software.
Step one: Uninstall the HP software
Select your operating system for steps to uninstall the product software.
Step two: Check the version number of your current Flash Player software
Follow these steps to check which version of the Flash Player is installed on your Web browsers.
  1. Click this link: Adobe Flash Player (in English) to go to the Adobe Flash Player home page.
     note:
    If the preceding link is unavailable, Adobe might have moved the Flash Player home page. You can go to www.adobe.com and search for "Flash player".
  2. In the Version Information box, note the version number of the Flash Player software that you currently have installed.
  3. Locate your operating system and browser in the Flash Player version information table.
  4. Compare the most recent Flash Player version number in the table with the number in the Version Information box.
  5. Repeat these steps for any other Web browser software you installed on your computer.
  • If the Flash Player installed on all of your browsers is the most recent version, continue to the step to Reinstall the HP software.
  • If the Flash Player installed on any of your browsers is older than the most recent version, continue to the next step to Install the Flash Player software.
Step three: Install the Flash Player software
Choose your browser for instructions on how to install the Flash Player software.
Important: Make sure to install the Flash Player software on all browsers on your computer.
Step four: Reinstall the HP software
Follow these steps to reinstall the product software on your computer.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer and the computer (if you already connected it). If the printer is connected to your network, leave it connected.
  3. If the Welcome to HP Support page opens, follow these steps:
    1. In the Enter product name or number field, type your printer model or number.
    2. In the Questions or keywords field, type driver, and then press Enter.
      You might need to select your printer model number from a list of similar printer models.
    3. Next to the image of your printer, click the name of your printer.
      Figure : Example of the link to your printer homepage
      Image: Example of the link next to your printer homepage
    4. On the HP support site, click Drivers.
  4. Select your operating system, and then click Next.
    A list of drivers and other downloads display.
  5. Scroll down the page, and then click Driver - Product Installation Software.
  6. Click Download next to the full feature software and driver listed, and then follow the prompts to save the driver to your computer.
  7. Open the folder where the software file saved (usually Downloads), double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.

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