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HP DeskJet 2600 Printers - Blinking lights

Find the blinking lights pattern you are experiencing for steps to resolve the issue.

Review the following to reference the printer control panel buttons and lights.

Printer control panel with callouts

Callout

Description

1.

Power button/light

2.

Control panel display

3.

Ink Alert light

4.

Cancel button

5.

Resume button/light

6.

Wireless button/light

7.

Information button

8.

Start Copy Color button

9.

Start Copy Black button

Printer control panel display with callouts

Callout

Description

1.

Number of Copies icon

2.

Paper Error icon

3.

Error icon

4.

Wi-Fi Direct icon

5.

Ink Level icons

6.

Wireless, Wireless Attention, and Signal Bars icons

Wireless light is blinking and the Wireless icons are on or blinking

This condition occurs when the wireless signal is on, but the printer cannot connect to the network.

Blinking wireless light and wireless icons

Perform the following tasks in the order given. Try using the printer after each task to see if the issue is resolved.

Wait for the printer to establish a connection

The Wireless light blinks when the printer is attempting to connect to the wireless router or access point. Wait a few minutes, and then check the light again.

Troubleshoot the wireless printer connection

Check network issues and setup requirements if the printer is not found during software installs or when wireless print jobs fail.

  • Poor network connection: Move the printer and computer or mobile device closer to the wireless router, and then check if the signal quality improved. Try opening a website to see if the internet connection is working properly. If Wi-Fi is slow or intermittent, restart the router by disconnecting the power cord, waiting 15 seconds, and then reconnecting the cord.

  • Printer is off or in sleep mode: Touch the control panel menu or press the Power button to wake the printer and put it in a ready state. Sometimes the printer status might display Offline when it is actually ready.

  • Check the printer connection status: Make sure the wireless signal is on, and the printer is connected to the same network as your computer or mobile device. If your printer has a light next to a Wireless icon or button , make sure the light is on. If it is off or blinks the printer is disconnected from the network.

  • Reconnect the printer to the network:

    • Printers with touchscreens: Open the Wireless Setup Wizard from the Wireless, Settings, or Network Setup menu. Select your network name, and then enter the password to complete the connection.

    • Printers without touchscreens: Press and hold the Wireless button on the printer until the light starts blinking. Within two minutes press and hold the WPS button on the router. The light on the printer stops flashing when the connection completes.

  • Restart devices: Restart the printer and the computer or mobile device to clear possible error conditions.

  • Print a Wireless Test Report: Search the HP Customer Support website for your printer model, and then search for self test page to find the document on how to print and evaluate the report.

  • Enable Bluetooth during printer setup (Android, iOS only): The HP Smart app uses Bluetooth to help locate the printer and set up the wireless connection to the network.

Connect the printer to your network

Reset the wireless settings on the printer, and then connect to the local Wi-Fi network.

Go to Connect to a Wireless HP Printer for more information.

Error icon, Paper Error icon, and Resume light are on

This condition occurs when there is no paper in the input tray.

The error icon, paper error icon, and resume light are on
  1. Raise the input tray.

    Lifting the input tray
  2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left.

    Sliding the paper width guide left
  3. Load a stack of plain white paper into the input tray.

    Loading paper into the printer
  4. Slide the paper width guide to the right until it rests at the edge of the paper.

    Sliding the paper width guide right
  5. Lower the output tray, and then pull out the tray extender.

    Lowering the output tray and pulling out the tray extender

One or both empty ink level icons blink, the Ink Alert light is on, and the Resume light and Error icon blink

This condition occurs when at least one ink cartridge is incompatible or the ink levels are low.

Light pattern for low ink levels or incompatible cartridges

Make sure your ink cartridges are compatible with your printer and there is adequate ink in the cartridges. Go to Ink Cartridge Errors for more information.

One or both empty ink level icons blink, the Error icon blinks, and the Ink Alert light is on or blinks

At least one ink cartridge is incompatible or the ink levels are low.

One ink level icon and Error icon are blinking, and the Ink Alert light is on

One ink level icon and Error icon are blinking, and the Ink Alert light is on

Both ink level icons, the Error icon, and the Ink Alert light are blinking

Both ink level icons, the Error icon, and the Ink Alert light are blinking

Make sure your ink cartridges are compatible with your printer and there is adequate ink in the cartridges. Go to Ink Cartridge Errors for more information.

'E2' or 'E1' and the Resume light blink

An E1 or E2 error indicates that the paper size setting does not match the paper size that is loaded.

E1 displays and the resume light blinks
E2 displays and the resume light blinks

Load the correct paper size

Remove all paper from the input tray, and then load the correct paper size.

  1. Remove any paper from the input tray.

    Removing the paper stack from the input tray
  2. Slide the paper width guide as far as possible to the left.

    Sliding the paper width guide left
  3. Load a stack of the correct paper size into the input tray.

    Loading paper into the printer
  4. Slide the paper width guide to the right until it rests against the edge of the paper.

    Sliding the paper width guide right
  5. Lower the output tray, and then pull out the output tray extender.

    Lowering the output tray and pulling out the tray extender

Change the paper size in the print settings

Change the paper size in the Windows or Mac operating system.

Check the paper size and source settings (Windows)

Check the paper size and source settings for your print job in Windows.

  1. In the program you are trying to print from, click File, and then click Print.

  2. Make sure your printer is selected, and then open the Properties dialog box.

    Depending on the software program, the button might be Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer, or Preferences.

    • For most HP printers, click the Paper/Quality tab, and then continue with these steps.

    • For HP Laser printers, click the Paper tab, click the Original Size drop-down, and then make sure the paper size matches the type of paper loaded into the printer. Click the Output Size drop-down, select Same as Original Size, and then click OK.

  3. Click Paper Source, and then confirm the correct paper tray is selected.

  4. Click Advanced, and then click the Paper Size drop-down.

  5. Make sure the paper size matches the type of paper loaded into the printer.

    Note:

    If the exact paper size is missing from the list, select the size closest to the paper loaded into the tray.

  6. Click OK.

Check the paper size and source settings (Mac)

Check the paper size and source settings for your print job in macOS.

  1. In the program you are trying to print from, click File, and then click Print.

  2. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click Show Details.

  3. Select Paper Type/Quality or Media & Quality.

  4. Click Feed from or Source, and then confirm the correct paper tray is selected.

  5. Check the paper size settings.

    • If a Paper Size option displays, click it.

    • If a Paper Size option does not display, click Cancel, click File again, and then select Page Setup.

  6. Make sure the paper size matches the type of paper loaded into the printer.

    Note:

    If the exact paper size is missing from the list, select the size closest to the paper loaded into the tray.

  7. Click OK.

'E3,' Resume light, and Ink Alert light are blinking

An E3 error indicates a carriage jam.

E3, the resume light, and ink alert light blink

Find and clear any jams or obstructions, or reset the printer if nothing is located. For detailed troubleshooting, go to An 'E3' Error Displays (Carriage Jam).

'E4' and the Resume light blink

An E4 error indicates a paper jam.

E4 and the Resume light are blinking

Find and clear the printer of any jammed paper, or reset the printer if the printer has no jammed paper. For detailed troubleshooting, go to An 'E4' Error Displays (Paper Jam).

'E5' and all lights on the control panel blink

An E5 error occurs when the scanner is not functioning and you try to copy using the printer control panel.

Note:

You can still print while this error displays.

An E5 blinks on the printer control panel display

Reset the printer

Reset the printer to recover from printer errors or failures.

  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.

  2. Unplug the power cord from the power source.

  3. Wait 60 seconds.

  4. Reconnect the power cord to a wall outlet and to the printer.

    Note:

    HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.

  5. Turn on the printer to complete the reset.

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.

'E6' error displays

An E6 error occurs when the printer is in an error state.

An E6 blinks on the printer control panel

Reset the printer

Reset the printer to recover from printer errors or failures.

  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.

  2. Unplug the power cord from the power source.

  3. Wait 60 seconds.

  4. Reconnect the power cord to a wall outlet and to the printer.

    Note:

    HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.

  5. Turn on the printer to complete the reset.

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.

All the lights are off and the printer does not respond

This condition occurs when the printer is turned off or there is an issue with the power supply.

Make sure the printer has power

Check the power cord and wall outlet to make sure the printer is receiving power.

Perform the following tasks in the order given. Try using the printer after each task to see if the issue is resolved.

  1. Make sure the power cord is securely connected to the printer and wall outlet or power strip.

  2. Unplug the power cord from any power strips, surge protectors, or extension cords, and then plug it directly into the wall outlet.

  3. Unplug the power cord from the outlet, and then plug another appliance into the electrical outlet to make sure the outlet works.

  4. If you have a second printer power cord that is compatible with your model, connect the cord to the printer and wall outlet to make sure the cord works properly.

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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