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HP Deskjet D1600 Printer Series - Blinking Power Light

Blinking Power light

The Power light () on the front of the product has different light patterns that indicate the product's status. The Power light can be off, on, or blinking (flashing) depending on the status of the product.

This document describes issues related to the Power light patterns, with explanations and solutions to resolve the issues.

Figure 1: The Power light

Illustration of the product Power light

The following sections describe the most common issues related to the Power light patterns. Find the issue related to the Power light pattern on your product, and then follow the steps to resolve the issue.

Issue: The Power light is off

The Power light is off, and a 'Product Disconnected' message might display on the computer.

Graphic: Power light is off
  • Cause

    The product is off, or the power cord is disconnected.

Solutions

Follow the solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue.

Solution one: Turn on the printer

Follow these steps to turn on the printer.

  1. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.

  2. If the product connects to a power strip, check the switch on the power strip to make sure that it is turned on.

  3. If the product connects to a switched wall outlet, check the switch to make sure that it is turned on.

  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.

  • If the issue persists, continue to the next solution.

Solution two: Check the power connection on the product

Follow these steps to check the power connection on the product.

  1. On the rear of the product, make sure that the power adapter cord is securely connected to the product.

  2. Make sure that the power cord is securely connected to the power adapter.

  3. Make sure that the power cord is connected to the wall outlet.

    Figure 2: Check the power connection

    Illustration of the product power connection.
    1 - The power adapter cord connection
    2 - The power cord connection
    3 - The wall outlet
  • If these steps resolved the issue, you do not need to continue troubleshooting.

  • If the issue persists, continue to the next solution.

Solution three: Plug the product directly into a wall outlet

If the product connects to a power strip, try connecting the product directly to a wall outlet.

Issue: The Power light blinks normally

The Power light blinks normally and a 'Product is ready' message might display on the computer.

Figure 3: The Power light blinks normally

Illustration: Power light blinks normally
  • Cause

    The product is processing a print job.

Issue: The Power light blinks fast and a message displays on the computer

The Power light blinks quickly, and a message might display on the computer.

Figure 4: The Power light blinks fast

Illustration: Power light blinks fast
  • Cause

    The product requires maintenance, or is in an error state.

How do I resolve this issue? The following sections describe the most common messages that display on the computer in combination with a fast blinking Power light. To resolve the issue, find the message that displays on the computer (from the following choices), and then expand that section for solutions.

Service the printer

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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 at Contact HP to obtain service.

Contacting HP for service in all countries/regions except Asia Pacific.

If you have completed all the preceding steps and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

Determine if your product is in warranty or out of warranty. If you need help determining your product’s warranty status, go to HP’s Warranty Check Tool .

  • If your product is in warranty, Contact HP to obtain service.

  • If your product is out of warranty, Contact HP to find an authorized service provider or to setup service (fees might apply).

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