HP 6980 series User Manual: Printer Lights Are On Or Flashing

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Print cartridge carriage is stalled message
these steps
Paper detected does not match paper size or type selected message
If you receive an error message about a paper mismatch, it indicates that the paper size
or type selected in the software program or in the
paper in the In tray. Follow
Printing in ink-backup mode message
When the printer detects that only one print cartridge is installed, ink-backup mode is
initiated. This printing mode lets you print with a single print cartridge, but it slows the
printer and affects the quality of printouts.
If you receive the ink-backup mode message and two print cartridges are installed in the
printer, verify that the protective piece of plastic tape has been removed from each print
cartridge. When plastic tape covers the print cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect
that the print cartridge is installed.
Out-of-paper message
Follow the appropriate steps for the condition that exists.
If the In tray contains paper
Verify the following:
A sufficient amount of paper is in the In tray (at least ten sheets).
The In tray is not overly full.
The paper stack is touching the back of the In tray.
Slide the paper guides firmly against the edge of the paper.
Press the Resume button to continue printing.
If the In tray is empty
Load paper in the tray.
Press the Resume button to continue printing.

Printer lights are on or flashing

The printer lights indicate the printer status.
Wireless Status light is flashing
For information about the Wireless Status light, see the
Power light is flashing
The light stops flashing when the printer has received all data.
The printer is preparing to print.
Resume light is flashing
If the Resume light is flashing, check the following conditions:
if the printer stalls while you are printing a document.
these instructions
printer software
to resolve the problem.
Wireless Status light
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