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Blinking Lights on the HP Deskjet F4200 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 F4200 printer series control panel with the lights indicated
    Illustration of the HP Deskjet F4200 printer series control panel with the lights indicated
  1. Ink Level lights
  2. Check Print Cartridge lights
  3. Paper Selection lights
  4. Enlarge/Fit to Page light
  5. Resume light
  6. Power button 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:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: Off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: Off
Figure : All the lights are off
Illustration of the control panel with all the lights off
  • Cause
    The product is not turned on.
Issue: The Power button and one of the Paper Selection lights are on
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: On
Figure : The Power button and one of the Paper Selection lights are on
Illustration of the control panel with the Power button and one of the Paper Selection lights on
  • Cause
    The product is on and ready for printing, scanning, faxing, or copying.
Issue: The Power button light blinks
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: Off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: Blinking
Figure : The Power button light blinks
The control panel with the Power button light blinking
  • Cause
    The product is busy copying, scanning, faxing, printing, or performing a maintenance job, such as alignment. The front access door or the cartridge access door might be open.
Issue: The Power button light blinks fast for 3 seconds, and then remains on
In this normal condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: Blinks fast for 3 seconds, and then remains on
Figure : The Power button light blinks fast for 3 seconds, and then remains on, and one of the Paper Selection lights is on
Illustration of the control panel with the Power button light blinking for 3 seconds, and then remaining on, and one of the Paper Selection lights on
  • Cause
    The product is busy with a task.
Issue: The On/Resume button light blinks fast for 20 seconds, and then remains on
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: Blinks for 20 seconds, and then remains on
Figure : The Power button light blinks fast for 20 seconds, and then remains on, and one of the Paper Selection lights is on
Illustration of the control panel with the Power button light blinking for 20 seconds, and then remaining on, and one of the Paper Selection lights 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:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Power button light: On
Figure : The Resume light blinks
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: The Check Print Cartridge lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: On
Figure : The Check Print Cartridge lights blink
Illustration of the control panel with the Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The cartridge access door is open, or a problem exists with the cartridges.
Issue: One of the Check Print Cartridge lights blinks
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Either the color or the black Check Print Cartridge light is blinking, and the other is off
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: On
Figure : One of the Check Print Cartridges lights blinks
Illustration of the control panel with one of the Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The cartridge indicated by the blinking light (color or black) is missing or not seated correctly.
Issue: The Power button light is on, and all the other lights are off
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Off
  • Paper Selection lights: Off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Off
  • Power button light: On
Figure : The Power button light is on, and all the other lights are off
Illustration of the control panel with the Power button light on, and all other lights off
  • Cause
    The protective tape on one or both of the cartridges was not removed.
Issue: The Resume and Check Print Cartridge lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Selection lights: The current selection is on, and the others are off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Power button light: On
Figure : The Resume and Check Print Cartridge lights blink
Illustration of the control panel with the Resume and Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The print carriage is stalled.
Issue: The Resume, Check Print Cartridge, and Paper Selection lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Selection lights: Blinking
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Power button light: On
Figure : The Resume, Paper Selection, and Check Print Cartridge lights blink
Illustration of the control panel with the Resume, Paper Selection, and Check Print Cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    The control panel overlay, or bezel, is not attached, or is incorrectly installed.
Issue: The Power button, Resume, and Check Print Cartridges lights blink
In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Ink Level lights: Off
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Selection lights: Off
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Off
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Power button light: Blinking
Figure : The Power button, Resume, and Check Print Cartridge lights blink
Illustration of the control panel with the Power button, 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:
  • Ink Level lights: Blinking
  • Check Print Cartridge lights: Blinking
  • Paper Selection lights: Blinking
  • Enlarge/Fit to Page light: Blinking
  • Resume light: Blinking
  • Power button light: Blinking
Figure : All the lights blink
Illustration of the control panel with all the lights blinking
  • Cause
    A fatal error has occurred.
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