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HP Officejet Pro 6230 ePrinter Series - Description of the Control Panel of the Product

Control panel features

The following diagram and related table provides a quick reference to the printer control panel features.
Figure : Control panel features
Label
Name and Description
Power button
Turns the printer on or off. It flashes when the printer is processing a print job. It is dimmed when the printer is in sleep mode.
Paper Size Selection button and lights
Use the button to select the paper size you have loaded in the input tray.
Ink cartridge lights
Provide information about the printhead and ink cartridges, such as the status of estimated ink levels and problems with the cartridges or printhead.
HP ePrint button and light
Turns HP ePrint on or off.
Wireless button and light
Turns the wireless feature on or off, and indicates the status of the printer's wireless connection.
HP wireless direct button and light
Turns HP wireless direct on or off.
Information button
Prints an information page focused on connectivity and Web Services, information, and help. This button can also be used along with other buttons to print more detailed information about specific functions in the printer.
Resume button and light
When the light is lit, pressing the button resumes a job after a disruption (for example, after loading paper or clearing a paper jam).
Cancel button
Cancels a print job or mainentance procedure that is in progress.

Control panel lights reference

The control panel lights indicate status and are useful for diagnosing printing problems. This section contains information about the lights, what they indicate, and what action to take if necessary.
The HP printer software also provides information about the printer's status and possible printing problems.
For more information, visit the HP website www.hp.com/support for the latest troubleshooting information, product fixes, and updates. This website provides information and utilities that can help you correct many common printer problems.

The Power button

Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
All lights are off.
The printer is off.
  • Connect the power cable.
  • Press the (Power) button.
The Power light is on.
The printer is ready. No action is required.
The light is dimmed when the printer is in sleep mode.
The Power light blinks.
The printer is turning on or off, or is processing a print job.
  • No action is required.
The printer is pausing for the ink to dry.
  • Wait for the ink to dry.

The Power button and Resume button

Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
The Power light and the Resume light blink.
One of the following problems might have occurred.
  1. Print media is jammed in the printer.
    • Locate and clear the jam.
      Press the (Resume) button to continue printing.
  2. The printer carriage has stalled.
    • Open the ink cartridge access door and remove any obstructions (such as jammed paper).
    • Press the button to continue printing.
    • If the error persists, turn the printer off, and then on again.
To cancel the print job, press the (Cancel) button.
The Power light is on and the Resume light blinks.
One of the following problems might have occurred.
  1. The printer is out of paper.
    • Load paper and press the button to continue printing.
  2. There is a paper mismatch.
    Either load paper that matches the paper settings of the printer or change the paper settings through one of the following ways:
    • Press the (Paper Size Selection) button on the printer to select the desired paper size.
    • Change the setting in the HP print driver or in the embedded web server.
    Press the button to continue printing.
To cancel the print job, press the button.
The Power light and the Resume light are on.
A door or cover is not closed completely.
  • Make sure all doors and covers are completely closed.
To cancel the print job, press the button.

The Power button and ink cartridge lights

Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
The Power light is on and the ink cartridge lights blink one after the other, from left to right.
The printhead is missing or faulty.
  • Turn off the printer, and then turn it on again.
  • If the error persists, contact HP support for service or replacement.
The Power light is on and one or more of the ink cartridge lights blink.
One or more of the ink cartridges need attention or are faulty, incorrect, missing, damaged, or incompatible.
  • Ensure the indicated ink cartridge is properly installed, and then try to print. Remove and reinsert the ink cartridge a few times if necessary.
  • If the error persists, replace the indicated ink cartridge.
For more information, you can also refer to the help message in the HP printer software.
The Power light and one or more of the ink cartridge lights are on.
One or more of the ink cartridges are low on ink.
note:
Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace the cartridges until print quality becomes unacceptable.
The Power light is on, one or more of the ink cartridge lights are on, and the Resume light blinks.
One of the following might occur. Refer to the help message in the HP printer software for more information.
  1. One or more of the ink cartridges are very low on ink.
    Press the (Resume) button to continue using the existing cartridges.
    note:
    Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace the cartridges until print quality becomes unacceptable.
  2. One or more of the ink cartridges are counterfeit or not new.
    note:
    HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP supplies. Product service or repairs required as a result of using a non-HP supply will not be covered under warranty.
    If you believe you purchased Original HP ink cartridges, go to www.hp.com/go/anticounterfeit.
  3. A supply secure upgrade is detected.
    Press the button to upgrade the printer supply. If the Resume light turns off and one or more of the ink cartridge lights blink after the upgrade, the upgrade was not successful.
The Power light, the Resume light, and all of the ink cartridge lights blink.
A nonrecoverable error has occurred. Unplug the power cord, and then plug the power cord back in, and try printing.

The HP ePrint button

Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
The HP ePrint light is off.
One of the following problems might have occurred.
  1. HP ePrint has not been set up.
    To set up HP ePrint, press the (HP ePrint) button, and then follow the instructions on the information page that prints.
  2. HP ePrint has been set up but has been turned off.
    To turn on HP ePrint, press the button.
    note:
    HP ePrint might have been disabled in the embedded web server (EWS).
  3. HP ePrint has been set up but has been turned off because the printer has not been updated.
    If a mandatory update for the printer is available but has not been installed, HP ePrint is turned off.
    To update the printer, press the button and the (Information) button together, and then follow the instructions on the page that prints.
  4. HP ePrint has been disabled by the IT administrator.
    For more information, press the button and the button together, and then follow the instructions on the page that prints; or contact the IT administrator or the person who set up the printer.
The HP ePrint light is on.
The light on indicates the connection to Web Services, including HP ePrint. HP ePrint is a free service from HP that allows you to print documents on your HP ePrint-enabled printer anytime, from any location, without any additional software or printer drivers.
If you press the button and the button together, the printer prints an information page that includes the email address to use for printing documents using HP ePrint, or a diagnostics page that includes information on how to resolve issues relating to HP ePrint.
To turn off HP ePrint, press the button. The HP ePrint light turns off.
The HP ePrint light blinks.
HP ePrint is turned on, but the printer is not connected to the Web Services server. The light also blinks while checking the status of the connection.
For more information, press the button and the button together, and then follow the instructions on the page that prints.

The Wireless button

Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
The Wireless light is off.
The wireless capability of the printer is turned off.
The Wireless light is on but blinking.
The wireless capability of the printer is turned on and the printer is not connected to a network.
The Wireless light is on and solid.
The wireless capability of the printer is turned on and the printer is connected to a network.
Press the (Wireless) button and the (Information) button together to print the network configuration page and the wireless network test report.

The HP wireless direct button

Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
The HP wireless direct light is off.
The HP wireless direct capability of the printer is turned off.
The HP wireless direct light is on but blinking.
The HP wireless direct capability of the printer is turning on or off.
The HP wireless direct light is on and solid.
The HP wireless direct capability of the printer is turned on.
If you press the (HP wireless direct) button and the (Information) button together, the printer prints the HP Wireless Direct Guide. The guide provides step-by-step instructions to use HP wireless direct. It includes the HP wireless direct network name and password along with instructions on how to connect mobile devices, how to print the page again, and how to customize the HP wireless direct settings.

The Paper Size Selection button and lights

Before you print, make sure you select the paper size setting that matches the size of the paper in your input tray.
  • Use the Paper Size Selection button on the printer control panel to select standard paper sizes. Press the button to toggle through the three standard sizes indicated by the lights and select the desired size.
  • Use the HP printer software or the embedded web server (EWS) to select settings not available on the printer control panel.
Light description/Light pattern
Explanation and recommended action
One of the Paper Size Selection lights is on.
The paper size selection light that is lit indicates the current paper size setting selected.
If you are loading paper of a different standard size, use the selection button to select the size of the paper loaded.
One of the Paper Size Selection lights is blinking.
The current paper size selection light blinks when you pull out the input tray.
The light stops blinking when you close the input tray or press the selection button once.
If you are loading paper of a different standard size, press the selection button to select the size of the paper loaded.
All Paper Size Selection lights are off.
This occurs when you select a paper size from a software application or embedded web server (EWS) that is not one of the sizes on the printer control panel.
Be sure to load paper that matches the paper settings you have selected, and then close the input tray properly.
All Paper Size Selection lights are blinking.
This occurs when you pull out the input tray after selecting a paper size from a software application or EWS that is not one of the sizes on the printer control panel.
The lights stop blinking when you close the tray or press the selection button once.
If you are loading paper of a size that is available on the control panel, use the selection button to select the size of the paper loaded. Otherwise, load paper that matches the paper settings you have selected, and then close the input tray properly.
The Paper Size Selection lights are cycling or blinking in sequence one after another from top to bottom (for about 10 seconds).
When you connect your AirPrintTM mobile device to your printer, the paper size selection lights blink in sequence for about 10 seconds, and then stop. The blinking lights confirm that your mobile device is connected to the correct printer.
If you press the selection button once, the lights will stop blinking.

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