Black, Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta Supplies Status gauges
A ? appears instead of the consumption level when the level is not known. This can occur in the following
Incorrectly placed cartridges
Cartridges with an error
Some non-HP cartridges
The supplies gauge appears whenever the printer shows the Ready state with no warnings. It will also
appear when the printer shows a warning or error message concerning a print cartridge or multiple
supplies. If a supply is empty, the gauge will flash.
Understanding Printer Status
The printer has four buttons and two lights to indicate and control the printer status.
Cancel Job button
When the Ready light is blinking, pressing
When a Supplies Status gauge is blinking and the Attention light is on (indicating that a non-HP
supply has been installed), pressing
printing after the supply is empty, damage to the printer can occur. See
Generally, the Attention light blinks when the printer is out of paper, when a jam has occurred, or when
other problems that need attention occur.
The Attention light is on and one of the Supplies Status gauges is blinking the first time a non-HP supply
The Ready light is on when the printer is ready to print (experiencing no errors that prevent printing) and
blinks when it is receiving data to be printed.
Ready light and Select button
When the Ready light is on and the Attention light is blinking, pressing
print job after you load print media for a manual feed, or clears some errors.
When the Ready light is blinking, the front door has been opened and then closed. Press
(Select) to return the printer to the Ready state. If you do not press
to the Ready state on its own.
You might not receive any indication when a non-HP supply is empty. If you continue
Job) cancels the current job.
(Select) allows you to continue printing.
(Select) continues the
(Select), the printer returns
Control panel features