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Blinking Lights on the HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One Printer Series

Introduction

The lights on the front of the product indicate the status. These lights can be on, off, or blinking (flashing), depending on the status of the product. The Power light, Paper light, Print Cartridge light, Plain Paper Type, and Photo Paper Type lights can all blink in distinct patterns to indicate the status or error conditions.
Other lights, such as those for the Paper Type and Resize to Fit buttons, indicate a selected user preference only and do not blink.
    Illustration of the control panel with potential blinking lights
  1. Power light
  2. Paper light
  3. Print Cartridge light
  4. Plain Paper Type light
  5. Photo Paper Type light
note:
This document describes the light patterns on your product as blinking or flashing lights. In this document, "flashing" means the same as "blinking."

Blinking lights

The following sections describe the combinations of blinking lights that display on the product control panel. Find the blinking lights pattern you are experiencing, and then follow the steps to resolve the issue.
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 to resolve the issue.

Issue: All the lights are off

In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: Off
  • Paper light: Off
  • Print Cartridge light: Off
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Animated gif showing no lights blinking

Issue: Power light blinks fast for 3 seconds, and then turns on

In this error condition, the following control panel blinking lights pattern displays:
  • Power light: Blinks fast for 3 seconds
  • Paper light: Off
  • Print Cartridge light: Off
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Animated gif of the Power light blinking fast for 3 seconds

Issue: The Power light blinks fast for 20 seconds

In this error condition, the following control panel blinking lights pattern displays:
  • Power light: Blinks fast for 20 seconds, and then turns on
  • Paper light: Off
  • Print Cartridge light: Off
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Animated gif of the Power light blinking fast for 20 seconds

Issue: The Paper light is blinking

In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Paper light: Blinking
  • Print Cartridge light: Off
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Animated gif of the Paper light blinking

Issue: The Print Cartridge light is blinking

In this error condition, the following control panel blinking lights pattern displays:
  • Power light: On
  • Paper light: Off
  • Print Cartridge light: Blinking
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
note:
In addition to the blinking light, an "E" might appear in the Copies area.
Animated gif of Print Cartridge light blinking

Issue: The Paper and Print Cartridge lights are blinking

In this error condition, the following blinking lights pattern displays on the control panel:
  • Power light: On
  • Paper light: Blinking
  • Print Cartridge light: Blinking
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Animated gif of Paper and Print Cartridge lights blinking

Issue: The Power light, Paper light, and Print Cartridge light are blinking

In this error condition, the following control panel blinking lights pattern displays:
  • Power light: Blinking
  • Paper light: Blinking
  • Print Cartridge light: Blinking
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Animated gif of the power, paper, and print cartridge lights blinking
  • Cause
    A fatal error has occurred.

Issue: All the lights are blinking

In this error condition, the following control panel blinking lights pattern displays:
  • Power light: Blinking
  • Paper light: Blinking
  • Print Cartridge light: Blinking
  • Plain Paper Type light: Off
  • Photo Paper Type light: Off
Image of the control panel with all lights blinking

Service the printer

Service or replace your HP product if the issue persists after completing all the preceding steps.
Go to Contact HP Customer Support to schedule a product repair or replacement. If you are in Asia Pacific, you will be directed to a local service center in your area.
To confirm your warranty status, go to HP Product Warranty Check. Repair fees might apply for out-of-warranty products.

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