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Understanding the Buttons and Lights

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Introduction

The printer buttons are used to turn the printer on and off, cancel a print job, and restart a print job. The printer lights give visual cues about the status of the printer.
The following two graphics show the buttons and lights of the Deskjet 5800 series printer.
Figure 1: Buttons and lights
1- Network Configuration page button

2- Print Cancel button

3- Print Cartridge status light

4- Resume button

5- Wireless status light

6- Power button
7- Ethernet lights

Network button

Use the network button to print a network configuration page and to reset the printer to its factory network default settings.
The icon on the network button is illuminated when the printer is connected to a wireless or a wired network.
If the icon is...The printer is...
Connected to either an Ethernet network or a wireless network.
Not connected to an Ethernet network or a wireless network.
Printing a network configuration page
While the printer is powered on and idle, press the network page button once. The network page button has a small white checkmark on it.
Figure 2: Network button
Resetting the printer to factory defaults
Once the printer is configured for a network, its configuration settings are saved in its memory. Resetting the printer to its factory default settings will clear all the settings from the printer's memory for your network. This should only be done as a last step when troubleshooting the printer.
Resetting the printer to its factory default settings may require you to reinstall the printer software. Additionally, you will have to reconfigure the security settings of the printer.
The printer's default settings are listed in the table below.
OptionDefault setting
IP Configuration MethodAutomatic
Host NameNPI<mac address>
Communication ModeAd Hoc
Channel10
Network Name (SSID)<blank>
AuthenticationOpen System (No authentication)
LanguageLanguage of your browser
Idle Timeout271 seconds
Error Page PrintingOn
mDNA Rendezvous (MAC only)On
mDNS Service NameDeskjet 5800 (Mac Address)
Follow these steps to reset the printer to the factory default settings:
  1. Verify that the printer is powered on.
  2. Press and hold down the Power button.
  3. While holding down the Power button, press the Cancel button six times.
  4. Release the Power button.
Print cancel button
Pressing the print cancel button cancels the current print job.
Print cartridge status light
The print cartridge status light is on solid or flashes when a print cartridge needs service or needs to be replaced.
Resume button
The resume light flashes when an action is required such as loading paper or clearing a paper jam. When the problem is solved, press the resume button to continue printing.
Wireless status light
The wireless status light indicates the status of the printer's internal wireless communications radio.
If the wireless status light is...The printer is...
OnAble to receive and transmit data wirelessly.
OffIs not able to receive and transmit data wirelessly.
BlinkingReceiving data.
Power button
The power button turns the printer on and off. It may take a few seconds for the printer to turn on after pressing the power button.
The power light flashes when the printer is processing data.
CAUTION:Always use the Power button to turn the printer on and off. Using a power strip, surge protector, or wall-mounted switch to turn the printer on and off may cause printer failure.
Ethernet lights
The Ethernet lights indicate the status of the printer's Ethernet connection. The two Ethernet lights are pictured and described below.
The link light is on and steady when the printer is connected to an Ethernet network and powered on. The link light is green and is the bottom light on the connector.
If the link light is...The printer is...
OnConnected to an Ethernet network and powered on. The printer's wireless radio is disabled when an Ethernet cable is connected to the printer.
OffNot connected to an Ethernet network or powered off.
The activity light flashes when the printer is receiving or transmitting data over the Ethernet connection. The activity light is yellow and is the top light on the connector.
If the activity light is...The printer is...
FlashingReceiving or transmitting data over the Ethernet connection.
OffNot receiving or transmitting data over the Ethernet connection.

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