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Blinking Lights on the HP Deskjet 6100 Printer Series


The HP Deskjet 6122 and 6127 have four buttons and three lights on the front panel (see Figure 1). Flashing lights on the printer indicate the status of the printer. This document explains what the flashing lights mean.

The front panel

On the front panel of the printer there are three round buttons and a print-cartridge shaped indicator with a light (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Front panel lights and buttons

1 - Cancel button
2 - Print cartridge status light
3 - Resume button and light
4 - Power button and light

Print cartridge light is flashing

When the print cartridge light is on or flashing, check the following things listed below.

The top cover

The top cover of the printer may be open. Close the top cover.

The print cartridges

Verify that the proper print cartridges are installed.

  • Color cartridge is HP 78 (C6578A)

  • Black cartridge is HP 45 (51645A)

Ensure the proper installation of the cartridges and that they are not empty.

Resume light is flashing

When the resume light is flashing, there may be a problem with the paper. Check for the following conditions.

Out of paper

Refill the in tray or in the lower tray, then press the Resume button.

Paper jam

If the printer is not out of paper, it may have a paper jam. Remove paper from the in trays and the out tray. Open the lid and look for any pieces of paper or labels (if using labels) that may be stuck in the printer.

Two-sided printing

The printer may be ready to print the second side of a two-sided document. Follow the on-screen instructions for printing a two-sided document. They will appear when manually printing a two-sided document. After completing the instructions, press Resume.

Power light is flashing

When the power light is flashing the printer is preparing to print. The power light stops flashing when the printer has received the data while it is printing.

All the lights are flashing

When all the lights are flashing, the printer may need to be restarted.

  1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer, and then press the Power button to it back on. Proceed to Step 2 if the lights continue to flash.

  2. Press the Power button to turn off the printer.

  3. Disconnect the printer from the power source by unplugging it.

  4. Reconnect the printer to the power source.

  5. Press the Power button to turn it on.

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