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Blinking Lights on the HP Deskjet F4100 All-in-One Printer Series

Blinking Lights
The following sections describe the most common combinations of blinking (flashing) lights displayed on the product control panel, followed by solutions for each combination. Find the blinking lights pattern you are experiencing, and then follow the steps to resolve the issue.
 note:
An E might also appear in the Number of Copies display. This is an additional indication that there is an issue with the product that needs to be resolved. The presence of an E, however, does not affect the meaning of the blinking lights, and can be disregarded for troubleshooting purposes.
    Figure : HP Deskjet F4100 product control panel with the lights indicated
    Illustration of the HP Deskjet F4100 product control panel with the lights indicated
  1. Paper Type lights
  2. Check Print Cartridge lights
  3. Resume light
  4. Power light
 note:
There might be more than one solution for some blinking lights patterns. After you find the pattern that matches your blinking lights pattern, try each solution in the order presented until you resolve the issue.
Issue: All the lights are off
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Type lights: Off
Figure : All the lights are off
Illustration of the control panel with all the lights off
  • Cause
    The product is not on.
Issue: The Power light and one of the Paper Type lights are on
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Resume light: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : The Power light and one of the Paper Type lights are on
Illustration of the control panel with the Power light and one of the Paper Type lights on
  • Cause
    The product is on and ready to print, copy, or scan.
Issue: The Power light blinks
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Blinking
  • Resume light: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : The Power light is blinking
Illustration of the control panel with the Power light blinking
  • Cause
    The product is busy copying, scanning, printing, or performing a maintenance job, such as alignment.
Issue: The Power light blinks quickly for 3 seconds, and then remains on
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Blinks quickly for 3 seconds, and then remains on
  • Resume light: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : The Power light blinks fast for 3 seconds, and then remains on
Illustration of the Power light blinking fast for 3 seconds, and then remaining on
  • Cause
    A button on the control panel was pressed while the product was busy copying, scanning, printing, or performing a maintenance job, such as alignment.
Issue: The Power light blinks for 20 seconds, and then remains on
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Blinks for 20 seconds, and then remains on
  • Resume light: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : The Power light blinks for 20 seconds, and then remains on
Illustration of the control panel with the Power light blinking for 20 seconds, and then remaining on
  • Cause
    The product is trying to process a task and there is a communication problem with the computer.
Issue: The Resume light blinks
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : The Resume light is blinking
Illustration of the control panel with the Resume light blinking
  • Cause
    The paper tray is closed, or a problem exists with the paper, carriage, or paper feed rollers.
Issue: One or both of the Check Print Cartridge lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Resume light: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: One or both lights are blinking
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : One or both of the Check Print Cartridge lights are blinking
Illustration of the control panel with one or both of the Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The cartridge access door is open, or a problem exists with the cartridges.
Issue: The Resume and Check Print Cartridge lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Type lights: One of the lights is on
Figure : The Resume and Check Print Cartridge lights are blinking
Illustration of the control panel with the Resume and Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The carriage is stalled.
Issue: The Resume, Check Print Cartridge, and Paper Type lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Type lights: Blinking
Figure : The Resume, Check Print Cartridge, and Paper Type lights are blinking
Illustration of the control panel with the Resume, Check Print Cartridge, and Paper Type lights blinking
  • Cause
    The front panel overlay is installed incorrectly.
Issue: The Power, Resume, and Check Print Cartridge lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Blinking
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Type lights: Off
Figure : The Power, Resume, and Check Print Cartridge lights are blinking
Illustration of the control panel with the Power, Resume, and Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The scanner has failed.
Issue: All the lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Blinking
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Type lights: Blinking
Figure : All the lights are blinking
illustration of the control panel with all the lights blinking
  • Cause
    A fatal error has occurred.
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If you have completed all the preceding steps and your product still has an issue, service the product.
Go to HP’s Warranty Check Tool to determine if your product is in warranty, and then Contact HP to find authorized service dealers or schedule a repair. If your product is out of warranty, repair fees might apply.

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