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Blinking Power light

The Power light ( ) might blink (flash) or be off. A blinking Power light indicates that the product requires maintenance, or is in an error state.
Figure 1: Blinking Power light
Illustration of the product Power light
NOTE:Your product might look slightly different from the graphics in this document, but the solutions still apply.
The following sections describe the most common issues related to the Power light. Find the issue related to the problem you are experiencing with your product, and then use the solutions provided to resolve the issue.

Issue: The Power light blinks and a message might display on the computer

The Power light blinks, and a message might display on the computer. The following sections describe the most common messages that might display on the computer in combination with a blinking Power light.
How do I resolve this issue? Find the message that displays on your computer (from the following choices), and then expand that section for solutions.
The Power light blinks and a 'Cover is open ' message might display on the computer.
Cause : The product cover is open.
Close the cover.
The Power light blinks and a 'Printer is out of paper ' message might display on the computer.
Cause : The product is out of paper.
Follow these steps to load paper in the product.
  1. Open the cover on the product, and then lower the paper tray.
    Figure 2: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  2. Flip the paper tray extender down so that it is even with the rest of the paper tray.
    Figure 3: Flip the paper tray extender into position
    Image: Flipping the tray extender down
  3. Press in on the tab on the top of the paper width guide, and then slide the paper width guide as far to the left as it will go.
  4. Take a small stack of plain white paper, and then lightly fan it to ensure that the paper is not sticking together.
  5. Insert the paper into the paper tray, and then slide the paper width guides inward to rest against the edges of the paper.
    Figure 4: Slide the paper width guides inward
    Image: Sliding the paper width guides inward
  6. Close the cover on the product.
The Power light blinks and a 'Paper jam ' message might display on the computer.
Cause : There is a paper jam.
To resolve the issue, try each solution in the order presented.
Solution one: Clear the paper jam
Follow these steps to clear a paper jam.
Step one: Remove loose paper from the tray
Remove any loose sheets of paper from the input tray and the output tray.
CAUTION:Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Trying to clear jammed paper from the front of the product can damage the print mechanism.
Step two: Clear the paper jam from the rear of the printer
  1. Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
  2. Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  4. Remove the rear access door. Press in on the tab on the left side, and then pull the door away from the product to remove it.
    Figure 5: Remove the rear access door
    Image: Opening the rear access door
  5. Grasp any jammed paper, and then pull the paper out towards you.
  6. Reattach the rear access door.
    Figure 6: Reattach the rear access door
    Image: Reataching the rear access door
Step three: Clear the paper jam from the front of the printer
Follow these steps to remove jammed paper from the front of the product.
  1. Make sure that the power cord is disconnected from the back of the product. If the power cord is not disconnected, disconnect it now.
  2. Open the cover on the product.
    Figure 7: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  3. Carefully remove any jammed paper through the front of the product.
    CAUTION: Remove the paper carefully. If the paper tears, part of it might remain inside the paper path and damage the product. Carefully remove all traces of paper that you can find.
  4. Close the cover on the product.
  5. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  6. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on.
Step four: Make sure that the carriage can move freely
Follow these steps to make sure that the carriage can move freely.
  1. With the product turned on, open the cover on the product. The carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow the carriage to move to that position.
    Figure 8: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  2. With the product turned on, disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
    WARNING:You must disconnect the power cord to move the carriage by hand without the risk of an electrical shock.
  3. Check for any paper or objects that might be stopping the carriage.
    CAUTION:If the paper tears when you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If pieces of paper remain in the product, more paper jams can occur.
  4. Reach inside through the front of the product, and then manually move the carriage.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the right side of the product , move the carriage to the left side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck on the left side of the product , move the carriage to the right side of the product.
    • If the carriage is stuck in the middle of the product , move the carriage to the right side of the product.
  5. Remove any loose paper or obstructions found.
  6. Make sure that the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right.
  7. Close the cover on the product.
  8. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  9. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
Step five: Print a self-test report
Follow these steps to print a self-test report.
  1. Make sure the product is turned on.
  2. Press and hold the Power button ( ).
  3. While holding the Power button, open and close the cover four times.
  4. Release the Power button ( ). The self-test report prints.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Clean the paper rollers
Dust, paper fiber, and other debris might accumulate on the paper rollers and cause paper jams and paper feed issues. Follow these steps to clean the paper rollers inside the product.
Step one: Clean the paper rollers
  1. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  2. Remove the rear access door. Press in on the tab on the left side, and then pull the door away from the product.
    Figure 9: Remove the rear access door
    Image: Removing the rear access door
  3. Dampen a lint-free cloth with bottled or distilled water, and then squeeze any excess water from the cloth.
    CAUTION:Tap water might damage the product.
  4. Press the cloth against the rollers and rotate them upward with your fingers. Apply a moderate amount of pressure to remove dust or dirt buildup.
    Figure 10: The rollers
    Image of the rollers
  5. Allow the rollers to dry for 10 or 15 minutes.
  6. Reattach the rear access door.
    Figure 11: Reattach the rear access door
    Image: Reattaching the rear access door
  7. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  8. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button ( ).
Step two: Print a self-test report
Print a self-test report to determine if the issue is resolved.
How to print a self-test report
  1. Make sure that the product is turned on.
  2. Press and hold the Power button ( ).
  3. Open and close the cover four times.
  4. Release the Power button ( ). The self-test prints.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution three: Perform a power reset
Follow these steps to reset the product.
Step one: Reset the printer
  1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
  2. With the product turned on , disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Wait at least 15 seconds.
  5. Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  6. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
  7. If the product does not turn on by itself, press the Power button ( ) to turn it on.
Step two: Print a self-test report
Print a self-test report to determine if the issue is resolved.
How to print a self-test report
  1. Make sure that the product is turned on.
  2. Press and hold the Power button ( ).
  3. Open and close the cover four times.
  4. Release the Power button ( ). The self-test prints.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution four: Service the printer
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, continue to the Service the printer section at the end of this document.
The Power light blinks and an 'Incorrect Print Cartridge ' message might display on the computer.
Cause : There is a problem with the cartridge.
Try the following solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. When one of the solutions resolves the issue, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, make sure that the cartridges are compatible with your product.
Which cartridges you use depends on your country or region. Follow these steps to purchase cartridges or check cartridge compatibility for your printer using HP SureSupply.
NOTE:For the United States only, go to the HP Home & Home Office Store .
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country or region location is correct.
  • If the cartridge is compatible, continue with the steps in this document.
  • If the cartridge is not compatible, skip to Solution two: Replace the cartridges.
Solution one: Determine the problem cartridge, and then inspect and clean the cartridge
Follow these steps to determine which cartridge is causing the problem, and then inspect and clean the cartridge.
Step one: Determine which cartridge is the problem cartridge
Follow these steps to determine which is the problem cartridge.
If the message on the computer does not identify a particular cartridge but instead says 'Print cartridge error ,' follow these steps to determine which cartridge is causing the problem.
  1. Open the cover on the product.
  2. Remove either cartridge (not both).
  3. Close the cover on the product.
    • If the 'Print Cartridge Error ,' message still displays on the computer, then the cartridge that remained in the product is the problem cartridge.
    • If the 'Print Cartridge Error ' message does not display, but instead the message 'Either missing, not detected, or incorrectly installed ,' displays, then the cartridge you removed is the problem cartridge.
  4. To remove and inspect the problem cartridge, proceed to the next step.
Step two: Remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge
Follow these steps to remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge.
  1. Open the cover on the product, and then wait for the carriage to move to the center of the product.
  2. Press down on the end of the problem cartridge to snap it out of the carriage.
    Figure 12: Remove the problem cartridge
    Image: Removing the problem cartridge
  3. If there is tape on the cartridge, remove it. Do not remove the copper-colored strip.
    Figure 13: Remove the tape
    Image: Removing the tape
  4. Replace the cartridge. Insert the cartridge into the slot at a slight angle, and then press up and forward until the cartridge snaps into position.
    Figure 14: Replace the cartridge
    Image: Replacing the cartridge
    • The black or photo cartridge goes on the right.
    • The tricolor cartridge goes on the left.
  5. Close the cover on the product.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step three: Clean the problem cartridge contacts
Follow these steps to clean the cartridge contacts.
NOTE:If your product has the option, first clean the cartridges automatically using the Clean Cartridges option in the product Assistant.
  1. Gather the following items to clean the cartridge and carriage:
    • Clean distilled water. Use bottled or filtered water if distilled water is not available. Tap water can contain contaminants that damage the cartridge.
    • Clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges (coffee filters work well).
    • Sheets of paper or a paper towel to rest the cartridge on during cleaning.
  2. Open the cover on the product, and then wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  4. Remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
    NOTE:Clean the contacts quickly so that the cartridge is not outside of the product for more than 30 minutes. If the cartridge is outside of the product for too long, the ink can dry and clog the nozzles.
  5. Dip a swab in the clean water and squeeze it to remove most of the moisture. The swab should be only slightly damp.
  6. Clean the cartridge contacts with the damp swab. .
    CAUTION:Do not touch the ink nozzles.
    Figure 15: Cartridge contacts
    Image: Cartridge contacts
  7. Lightly moisten another swab with distilled water, and then squeeze any excess water from the swab.
  8. Use the swab to clean the contacts in the carriage, inside the product.
    Figure 16: Carriage contacts
    Image: Carriage contacts
  9. Either let the cartridge sit for 10 minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry, or use a new swab to dry it.
  10. Reinsert the cartridge.
  11. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  12. Close the cover on the product.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step four: Repeat the reseating and cleaning steps
If the issue is not resolved, repeat the reseating and cleaning procedures above.
Solution two: Replace the cartridges
Follow these steps to replace and align the cartridges.
Step one: Replace the cartridges
If you do not have a replacement cartridge, you can still print in ink backup mode. Remove the problem cartridge and print with the remaining cartridge.
  • If you remove the tri-color cartridge, printouts will be in grayscale.
  • If you remove the black or photo cartridge, the product will print more slowly and the colors in the printouts will vary.
Use the following steps to replace the cartridge.
  1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on.
  2. Open the cover on the product.
    Figure 17: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  3. Lower the paper tray to access the cartridges, unless it is already down. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
    Figure 18: Lower the paper tray
    Image of lowering the paper tray
  4. Press down on the top of the cartridge, and then pull it out of the slot.
    Figure 19: Remove old cartridge
    Image: Removing old cartridge
  5. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
    Figure 20: Remove the tape from the new cartridge
    Image: Removing the tape from the new cartridge
    1 - Copper-colored contacts
    2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
    3 - Ink nozzles under tape
    CAUTION:Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure 21: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzle
    Image of a caution symbol to indicate the importance of not touching the contacts and ink nozzle
  6. Insert the new cartridge in its slot at a slight angle, and then press up and forward until the cartridge snaps into position.
    • The black or photo cartridge goes on the right
    • The tri-color cartridge goes on the left
    Figure 22: Replace cartridge
    Image: Replacing the cartridge
  7. Close the cover on the product.
Step two: Align the cartridges
Follow these steps to align the cartridges.
  1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the paper tray
  2. Open HP Solution Center:
      On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click All Programs , point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center .
      On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Open Toolbox . The printer Toolbox window opens.
  4. Click Align the Print Cartridges . The Align the Print Cartridges window opens.
  5. Click Align . The product aligns the cartridges, calibrates the product, and prints a test page.
  6. Wait for the test page to print, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Click Done .
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Service the printer
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, continue to the Service the printer section at the end of this document.
The Power light blinks and an 'Incompatible Print Cartridge ' message might display on the computer.
Cause : There is a problem with the cartridge.
Try the following solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. When one of the solutions resolves the issue, there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, make sure that the cartridges are compatible with your product.
Which cartridges you use depends on your country or region. Follow these steps to purchase cartridges or check cartridge compatibility for your printer using HP SureSupply.
NOTE:For the United States only, go to the HP Home & Home Office Store .
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country or region location is correct.
  • If the cartridge is compatible, continue with the steps in this document.
  • If the cartridge is not compatible, skip to Solution two: Replace the cartridges.
Solution one: Determine the problem cartridge, and then inspect and clean the cartridge
Follow these steps to determine which cartridge is causing the problem, and then inspect and clean the cartridge.
Step one: Determine which cartridge is the problem cartridge
Follow these steps to determine which is the problem cartridge.
If the message on the computer does not identify a particular cartridge but instead says 'Print cartridge error ,' follow these steps to determine which cartridge is causing the problem.
  1. Open the cover on the product.
  2. Remove either cartridge (not both).
  3. Close the cover on the product.
    • If the 'Print Cartridge Error ,' message still displays on the computer, then the cartridge that remained in the product is the problem cartridge.
    • If the 'Print Cartridge Error ' message does not display, but instead the message 'Either missing, not detected, or incorrectly installed ,' displays, then the cartridge you removed is the problem cartridge.
  4. To remove and inspect the problem cartridge, proceed to the next step.
Step two: Remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge
Follow these steps to remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge.
  1. Open the cover on the product, and then wait for the carriage to move to the center of the product.
  2. Press down on the end of the problem cartridge to snap it out of the carriage.
    Figure 23: Remove the problem cartridge
    Image: Removing the problem cartridge
  3. If there is tape on the cartridge, remove it. Do not remove the copper-colored strip.
    Figure 24: Remove the tape
    Image: Removing the tape
  4. Replace the cartridge. Insert the cartridge into the slot at a slight angle, and then press up and forward until the cartridge snaps into position.
    Figure 25: Replace the cartridge
    Image: Replacing the cartridge
    • The black or photo cartridge goes on the right.
    • The tricolor cartridge goes on the left.
  5. Close the cover on the product.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step three: Clean the problem cartridge contacts
Follow these steps to clean the cartridge contacts.
NOTE:If your product has the option, first clean the cartridges automatically using the Clean Cartridges option in the product Assistant.
  1. Gather the following items to clean the cartridge and carriage:
    • Clean distilled water. Use bottled or filtered water if distilled water is not available. Tap water can contain contaminants that damage the cartridge.
    • Clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges (coffee filters work well).
    • Sheets of paper or a paper towel to rest the cartridge on during cleaning.
  2. Open the cover on the product, and then wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
  3. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  4. Remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
    NOTE:Clean the contacts quickly so that the cartridge is not outside of the product for more than 30 minutes. If the cartridge is outside of the product for too long, the ink can dry and clog the nozzles.
  5. Dip a swab in the clean water and squeeze it to remove most of the moisture. The swab should be only slightly damp.
  6. Clean the cartridge contacts with the damp swab. .
    CAUTION:Do not touch the ink nozzles.
    Figure 26: Cartridge contacts
    Image: Cartridge contacts
  7. Lightly moisten another swab with distilled water, and then squeeze any excess water from the swab.
  8. Use the swab to clean the contacts in the carriage, inside the product.
    Figure 27: Carriage contacts
    Image: Carriage contacts
  9. Either let the cartridge sit for 10 minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry, or use a new swab to dry it.
  10. Reinsert the cartridge.
  11. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  12. Close the cover on the product.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step four: Repeat the reseating and cleaning steps
If the issue is not resolved, repeat the reseating and cleaning procedures above.
Solution two: Replace the cartridges
Follow these steps to replace and align the cartridges.
Step one: Replace the cartridges
If you do not have a replacement cartridge, you can still print in ink backup mode. Remove the problem cartridge and print with the remaining cartridge.
  • If you remove the tri-color cartridge, printouts will be in grayscale.
  • If you remove the black or photo cartridge, the product will print more slowly and the colors in the printouts will vary.
Use the following steps to replace the cartridge.
  1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on.
  2. Open the cover on the product.
    Figure 28: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  3. Lower the paper tray to access the cartridges, unless it is already down. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
    Figure 29: Lower the paper tray
    Image of lowering the paper tray
  4. Press down on the top of the cartridge, and then pull it out of the slot.
    Figure 30: Remove old cartridge
    Image: Removing old cartridge
  5. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
    Figure 31: Remove the tape from the new cartridge
    Image: Removing the tape from the new cartridge
    1 - Copper-colored contacts
    2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
    3 - Ink nozzles under tape
    CAUTION:Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure 32: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzle
    Image of a caution symbol to indicate the importance of not touching the contacts and ink nozzle
  6. Insert the new cartridge in its slot at a slight angle, and then press up and forward until the cartridge snaps into position.
    • The black or photo cartridge goes on the right
    • The tri-color cartridge goes on the left
    Figure 33: Replace cartridge
    Image: Replacing the cartridge
  7. Close the cover on the product.
Step two: Align the cartridges
Follow these steps to align the cartridges.
  1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the paper tray
  2. Open HP Solution Center:
    • Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click All Programs , point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center .
    • Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), click All Programs , point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Open Toolbox . The printer Toolbox window opens.
  4. Click Align the Print Cartridges . The Align the Print Cartridges window opens.
  5. Click Align . The product aligns the cartridges, calibrates the product, and prints a test page.
  6. Wait for the test page to print, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Click Done .
  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists, continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Service the printer
If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, continue to the Service the printer section at the end of this document.
The Power light blinks and a 'Printing in back up mode ' message might display on the computer.
When the product detects that only one cartridge is installed, ink-backup mode is initiated. The product still functions in this printing mode, but the printing speed is slower and the quality of the printouts is affected.
Cause : There is a problem with the cartridge.
If you receive the ink-backup mode message and two cartridges are installed in the product, follow the steps in Solution one. If you receive the ink-backup mode message when one cartridge is installed in the product, follow the steps in Solution two.
Solution one: Remove the tape from second cartridge
If you receive the ink-backup mode message and two cartridges are installed in the product, verify that the plastic tape has been removed from each cartridge. When the protective piece of plastic tape covers the cartridge contacts, the product cannot detect that the cartridge is installed.
  1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on.
  2. Open the cover on the product.
    Figure 34: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  3. Lower the paper tray to access the cartridges, unless it is already down. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
    Figure 35: Lower the paper tray
    Image of lowering the paper tray
  4. Press down on the top of the cartridge, and then pull it out of the slot.
    Figure 36: Remove the cartridge
    Image: Removing the cartridge
  5. Verify that the plastic tape has been removed from the cartridge.
  6. Remove the plastic tape if it is still attached to the cartridge.
    Figure 37: Remove the tape from the cartridge
    Image: Removing the tape from the cartridge
    1 - Copper-colored contacts
    2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
    3 - Ink nozzles under tape
    CAUTION:Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure 38: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzle
    Image of a caution symbol to indicate the importance of not touching the contacts and ink nozzle
  7. Insert the cartridge into the slot at a slight angle, and then press up and forward until the cartridge snaps into position.
    Figure 39: Reinsert the cartridge
    Image: Reinserting the cartridge
  8. Repeat the previous steps to remove and reinsert the other cartridge if necessary.
  9. After installing both cartridges, close the cover on the product. The product will automatically align the cartridges.
Solution two: Insert the missing cartridge
  1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on.
  2. Open the cover on the product.
    Figure 40: Open the cover on the product
    Image: Opening the cover on the product
  3. Lower the paper tray to access the cartridges, unless it is already down. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
    Figure 41: Lower the paper tray
    Image of lowering the paper tray
  4. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
    Figure 42: Remove the tape from the new cartridge
    Image: Removing the tape from the new cartridge
    1 - Copper-colored contacts
    2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
    3 - Ink nozzles under tape
    CAUTION:Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure 43: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzle
    Image of a caution symbol to indicate the importance of not touching the contacts and ink nozzle
  5. Insert the cartridge into the slot at a slight angle, and then press up and forward until the cartridge snaps into position.
    • The black or photo cartridge goes on the right.
    • The tri-color cartridge goes on the left.
    Figure 44: Insert the missing cartridge
    Image: Inserting the missing cartridge
  6. Close the cover on the product. The product will automatically align the new cartridges.

Issue: The Power light blinks when trying to print labels

The product is not picking up labels or paper correctly.
    The type of labels or paper might be inconsistent with the product settings.
Follow these solutions to resolve the issue of the product not feeding labels or paper correctly.

Solution one: Change the print mode setting

Follow these steps to change the product's print mode setting and paper type selection.
  1. Open the document that you were trying to print when the issue occurred.
  2. Click File , and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.
  3. Open the Properties dialog box. Depending on the software program, select one of the following options to open the Properties dialog box: Properties , Options , Printer Setup , Printer , or Preferences .
  4. Click the tab that provides paper type and size settings. The tab might be Features or Paper/Quality .
  5. From the Size is drop-down menu, select the paper size that matches the paper in the tray.
  6. From the Type is drop-down menu, select the paper type that matches the paper in the tray.
  7. Click OK , and then click OK again to print the document.

Solution two: Use different labels

Use a different brand of labels.

Service the printer

These steps apply to Asia Pacific.
If you have completed all the preceding steps and are still experiencing a problem, you may need further assistance from HP to remedy your concern.
Please contact HP using one of the options found in Contact HP .
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