HP LaserJet 1150 and 1300 Series Printers - Understanding and Troubleshooting Control Panel Light Patterns
This document explains how to interpret
the light patterns on the HP LaserJet 1150 or 1300 series printer
control panel. It lists the error conditions, describes the possible
causes, and provides steps to resolve the conditions.
Description of the control panel
The control panel contains two lights and one lighted button. Patterns of light indicate printer status.Figure 1: Location of control panel
1 - Ready light
2 - Go button and light
3 - Attention light
Figure 2: Light conditions
1 - Light off
2 - Light on
3 - Light blinking
The following table explains the lights on the control panel. See "Status light patterns
" below for an explanation of the light patterns.Light or button
Indicates that the printer is ready to print.
Go button and light
To print a demo page or to continue printing while in manual feed mode, press and release the GO
Indicates that a printer media
input tray is empty, a print cartridge door is open, a print cartridge
is missing, or other errors.
Status light patterns
This section describes the meaning of the
light patterns. If a problem persists, see the flyer that came in the
printer box for contact information, or click here to go to "Contacting HP support" below
The printer is ready to print.
No action is necessary.
To print a demo page, press and release the GO
button on the control panel.
The printer is receiving or processing data.
Wait for the job to print.
The printer is in manual feed mode.
The printer is out of memory.
The software controls manual feed. If manual feed mode is not wanted, change the setting from the printer properties. See the User Guide
for information about changing printer properties.
Take one of the following actions:
- The page being printed might be too complex for the printer memory capacity. To continue printing, press and release the GO
button. The printer might print a partial page, or the quality might be lower than normal.
- Lower the resolution. See the User Guide
for information about understanding print quality settings and changing print quality settings.
- Add more memory. See the User Guide
for information about installing DIMMs (HP LaserJet 1300 series only).
If the problem persists:
The printer is in an error state that
requires operator intervention or help. The door is open, the media is
out, the printer cartridge is installed incorrectly, or the media is
- Check that the printer cartridge door is completely closed.
- Load media into the correct input tray.
- Check that the print cartridge is correctly installed in the printer. (See the user guide
for information about changing the print cartridge.)
- Check for any media jams and clear them. (See the user guide
for information about clearing jams.
- Check that the left side panel is
completely closed. If the left side panel is completely closed, open the
left side panel and push the door sensor. Occassionally, if the left
side panel appears closed, the sensor will still remain in the open
position, generating this error. Pushing the sensor will shut the door
tight, returning the printer to the normal mode.