Buttons and lights on the printer
Two buttons and three lights are located on the front of an HP Deskjet printer.
Buttons and lights
The lights tell when the printer is working or when it needs attention.
The buttons help control the printer.
POWER button and light
Push the POWER button to turn the printer off and on. When lit, the light shows that the printer is turned on.
RESUME button and light
The light blinks when there is a problem with paper. When the problem is corrected, press the button.
Print cartridge light
light blinks when there is a problem with a print cartridge. When the
problem is corrected and the top cover is closed, the light will stop
Troubleshooting blinking printer lights
All lights are off.
The printer is off (asleep).
Press the POWER button
to turn the printer on.
The printer should turn on automatically when a print job is sent to it.
The POWER (top) light is on.
The printer is idle.
The printer is ready to print a document.
The POWER (top) light is blinking.
The printer is busy printing.
enough time to print. When a document has many fonts or graphics or
uses complex color such as a color photo, it takes longer to begin
The PRINT CARTRIDGE (bottom) light is blinking.
The front cover is open. Make sure the front cover is completely closed.
The print cartridge is missing. Make sure the print cartridge has been installed correctly.
print cartridge is broken or incompatible. Lift the front cover, and
wait for the print-cartridge cradle to slide out. Check the part
numbers on the print cartridge:
If the print cartridges are compatible and correctly installed, they may be defective. Try replacing the print cartridges.
none of the above suggestions fix the problem, and, if the error
message still occurs, it may be a hardware failure. Call the HP
Customer Support Center.