HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers [How to Fix]

In this article, we will discuss the meaning of HP printer warning lights on HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 printers and how to clear the warning lights.

Note: The guide below is for HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2376, 2375, 2374, 2337, 2336, 2335, 2138, 2136, 2135, 2134, DeskJet 2333, 2332, 2331, 2330, 2320, 2136, 2134, 2132, 2131, and 2130 All-in-One printers.

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Blinking Ink Alert Lights and Resume Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

When you see both the ink alert lights and the resume light blinking, it means that your printer has suffered a carriage jam. Apart from this HP printer warning light pattern, your computer might display an error message.

To resolve this, do the following solutions.

1. Clear Paper Jam from HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

Paper jams can occur in different areas of your printer. Therefore, we will guide you on how to clear paper jams from the areas where this problem can occur. After clearing the jam in an area, check if the error is resolved. If the error is unresolved, check the next printer area.

Clear Paper Jam from Input Tray of HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

To clear the paper jam from your printer’s input tray, do the following steps:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Cancel” button to clear the jam automatically.

If the jam doesn’t clear, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Gently pull out the jammed paper from your printer’s input tray using both hands.

This will reduce the possibility of the paper getting torn inside the printer.

Step 3: Check for and remove any torn paper pieces from your printer’s input tray.

Step 4: Check the front area of your printer’s input tray, and then raise and hold the input tray shield.

Step 5: With the aid of a flashlight check the input tray for foreign objects or torn paper pieces within the input tray. If you find any, ensure you remove them.

This will prevent further paper jams in the future.

Note: The printer’s input tray shield stops foreign debris and dirt from entering the printer path. It also aids in preventing paper jams. Therefore, don’t remove it from your printer. 

Step 6: Press your printer’s “Resume” button to resume printing the current job.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue is unresolved, check the next area for paper jams.

Clear Paper Jam from Output Tray of HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

To clear the paper jam from your printer’s output tray, do the following steps:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Cancel” button to clear the jam automatically.

If the jam doesn’t clear, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Locate your printer’s output tray.

Step 2: Gently pull out the jammed paper from your printer’s output tray using both hands.

This will reduce the possibility of the paper getting torn inside the printer.

Step 3: Check for and remove any torn paper pieces from your printer’s output tray.

Step 4: With the aid of a flashlight check the input tray for foreign objects or torn paper pieces within the output tray. If you find any, ensure you remove them.

This will prevent further paper jams in the future.

Step 65 Press your printer’s “Resume” button to resume printing the current job.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue is unresolved, check the next area for paper jams.

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Clear Paper Jam from Ink Cartridge Access Area of HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

To clear the paper jam from your printer’s ink cartridge access area, do the following steps:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Cancel” button to clear the jam automatically.

If the jam doesn’t clear, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 3: Grasp your printer’s ink cartridge access door and pull it downwards to open the ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause the carriage to move to the middle area of your printer.

Step 4: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 5: Remove the power cable from your printer while the device is still on.

Warning: Ensure that you remove the printer’s power cable from the outlet before you reach inside your printer to prevent electric shock or injuries.

Step 6: Check if the carriage is in the middle area of your printer; if it is, carefully move it to the extreme right area.

Step 7: Gently pull out the jammed paper from the inside area of your printer.

Step 8: With the aid of a flashlight check the rollers within the ink cartridge access area for torn paper pieces. If you find any, ensure you remove them.

This will prevent further paper jams in the future.

Step 9: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door. 

Step 10: Plug the power cable into your printer.

Step 11: Turn on your printer. 

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue is unresolved, check the next area for paper jams.

Clear Paper Jam from the Underside Area of HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

To clear the paper jam from your printer’s underside area, do the following steps:

Step 1: Press your printer’s “Cancel” button to clear the jam automatically.

If the jam doesn’t clear, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Turn your printer off.

Step 3: Remove the power cable from your printer.

Step 4: Lower the input tray into your printer.

Step 5: Close your printer’s output tray extender.

Step 6: Push the output tray into your printer.

Step 7: Turn your HP printer in a way that allows you to access the underside.

Caution: Before you turn the printer, hold the printer’s scanner lid as well as the input tray with your hands to prevent damage to these printer parts.

Step 8: Open the printer’s cleanout door by pulling the tabs on any side of the door.

Step 9: Carefully take out the jammed paper from your printer.

Step 10: Look for and remove torn paper pieces inside the printer’s cleanout area. If the area is dark, get a flashlight to illuminate the area.

This will prevent future paper jams from occurring.

Step 11: Push the cleanout door by carefully pushing it towards your printer until the latches click into their position.

Step 12: Turn over your printer to the normal position.

Step 13: Open your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 14: Look for and remove loose objects that might have dislodged when you turned your printer.

Step 15: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 16: Plug the power cable back into your HP printer.

Step 17: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 18: If necessary, plug the USB cord back into your HP printer.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue is unresolved, do the next solution.

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2. Remove and then Reinstall the Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers

If the ink cartridges are not installed correctly, or they are placed improperly, it can lead to a carriage jam error. Therefore, you need to ensure that the cartridges are properly placed and installed correctly by removing and then reinstalling them.

How to Remove and then Reinstall the Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

To remove and then reinstall the ink cartridges in your printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your printer by pressing its power button if it is turned off.

Step 2: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 3: Grasp your printer’s ink cartridge access door and pull it downwards to open the ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause the carriage to move to the middle area of your printer.

Step 4: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 5: Gently press down the ink cartridges to free them from their slots.

Step 6: Pull out the cartridges one after the other from their slots.

Caution: Ensure that you don’t touch the ink nozzles or copper contacts. If you touch these parts, it could lead to poor electrical connections, ink failure, and clogs.

Step 7: Slide each cartridge back into the appropriate slot at a slightly upward angle.

Step 8: Push the cartridges into their slots and ensure that they are well-seated.

Step 9: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Print a document to check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, you can stop troubleshooting.

If the error is unresolved, do the next solution.

3. Plug HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers Directly into a Wall Outlet

Follow the steps below to plug your printer directly into a wall outlet:

Step 1: Remove the printer’s power cable from your HP printer.

Step 2: Remove the printer’s power cable from its connected power source (surge protectors, power strips, etc.)

Step 3: Connect the printer’s power cable directly to a wall outlet.

Step 4: Plug the power cable into your HP printer.

Step 5: Turn on your HP printer.

Print a document to check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, you can stop troubleshooting.

If the error is unresolved, do the next solution.

4. Reset HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

To reset your HP printer, do the following steps:

Note: Sometimes, there is no actual jam; this is referred to as a false jam. In such a case, a simple reset should resolve the issue.

Step 1: Turn on your HP printer if it is turned off.

Step 2: Remove the power cable from your HP printer.

Step 3: Remove the power cable from the wall outlet.

Step 4: Wait for 60 seconds.

Step 5: Reconnect your power cable to the outlet.

Step 6: Plug the power cable into your printer.

Step 7: Turn on your HP printer.

You can read this article: How to Reset HP Printer [Detailed Guide] to learn about other resets that you can perform on your HP printer.

Print a document to check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, you can stop troubleshooting.

If the error is unresolved, do the next solution.

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5. Service your HP Printer

To service your printer, contact HP Customer Support to fix a repair date for your printer. Folks living in the Asia Pacific are usually told to go to the nearest local service center.

The repair is free for printers under warranty. Also, if the printer cannot be repaired, a replacement will be given free of charge for printers still under warranty.

On the other hand, if your printer is out of warranty, you will pay for the repair and also for the replacement printer.

You can check the warranty status of your printer here.

Blinking Resume Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

This happens when your printer has a paper jam, or there is no paper in the printer. Your printer might also display an error message in addition to this HP printer warning light pattern.

To resolve this problem, do the following solutions.

1. Load HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers with Paper

To load your printer with paper, do the following steps:

Step 1: Raise your printer’s input tray.

Step 2: Move the paper width guide to the extreme left.

Step 3: Load your printer’s input tray with A4 or U.S. Letter paper with the paper’s short edge facing forward while the print side faces up.

Step 4: Slide the paper stack down into the tray.

Step 5: Move the paper width guide to rest against the paper stack.

Step 6: Pull out your printer’s output tray.

Step 7: Raise the output tray extender.

Print a document to confirm if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, you can stop troubleshooting.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

2. Clear Paper Jam from your Printer

To clear paper jam from your printer, follow the instructions we shared under the Clear Paper Jam from HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerssection of this article.

After clearing the paper jam, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, you can stop troubleshooting.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

3. Ensure that the Carriage is Moving Freely within HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers

To ensure that the carriage is moving freely, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your printer by pressing its power button if it is turned off.

Step 2: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 3: Grasp your printer’s ink cartridge access door and pull it downwards to open the ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause the carriage to move to the middle area of your printer.

Step 4: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 5: Remove the power cable from your printer.

Step 6: Disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet or power source.

Warning: Ensure that you remove the printer’s power cable from the outlet before you reach inside your printer to prevent electric shock or injuries.

Step 7: Check for and remove foreign objects or paper that might be preventing the carriage from moving freely. You can illuminate the printer area with a flashlight if the area is not well-lit.

Caution: In case the paper gets torn when you try to pull it out from the rollers, inspect the rollers as well as the wheels for the torn paper pieces. Remove the pieces when you find them. This is important to prevent future jams.

Step 8: Slide the carriage within the printer with your hand.

  • If the carriage is on the right, slide it to the left.
  • If the carriage is on the left, slide it to the right.
  • If the carriage is in the middle, slide it to the right.

Step 9: Remove obstructions or loose paper you might find within the carriage path.

Step 10: Gently slide the carriage from one end of the carriage path to the other and back to confirm and ensure that it is moving freely.

Step 11: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door cover.

Step 12: Plug the power cable into your printer.

Step 13: Plug the power cable into the wall outlet or power source.

Step 14: Turn on your printer by pressing its power button.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, you can stop troubleshooting.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

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4. Clean the Paper Rollers via an Automated Tool on HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers

To clean your printer’s paper rollers via an automated tool, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your HP printer if it is turned off.

Step 2: Remove paper from your printer’s input tray.

Step 3: Press down your printer’s “Power” button.

Step 4: Press your printer’s “Cancel” button 3 times.

Step 5: Press your printer’s “Start Copy Color” button 7 times.

Step 6: Release your printer’s “Power” button.

Your printer will begin to make some noise; this should last for about 1 minute.

Step 7: Wait for your printer to become silent before you continue.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, do the next solution.

5. Clean the Ink Smears via an Automated Tool on HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers

To clean the ink smears on your printer via an automated tool, do the steps below:

Note: Cleaning the ink smears on your printer can aid in clearing jams, and also optimize your print quality.

Step 1: Turn on your printer if it is turned off.

Step 2: Load your printer’s input tray with paper.

Step 3: Press down your printer’s “Power” button.

Step 4: Press your printer’s “Cancel” button three times.

Step 5: Press your printer’s “Resume” button eight times.

Step 6: Let go of your printer’s “Power” button.

Your printer will feed a sheet of paper slowly and then make some noises. This might last for about one minute.

Step 7: Wait for your printer to bring out the paper before removing it from the output tray.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, do the next solution.

6. Manually Clean the Paper Feed Rollers Inside HP DeskJet 2300 and 2130 Printers

To clean the paper feed rollers inside your printer manually, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn your HP printer off.

Step 2: Remove the power cable from your HP printer.

Step 3: Remove other cables connected to your printer.

Step 4: Lift your printer’s input tray.

Step 5: Raise and hold your printer’s input tray shield.

Note: The printer’s input tray shield stops foreign debris and dirt from entering the printer path. It also aids in preventing paper jams. Therefore, don’t remove it from your printer. 

Step 6: Locate the paper pick rollers by looking through the open tray area.

If the area is not well-lit, illuminate it using a flashlight.

Step 7: Get a long cotton swab and dampen it using distilled water.

Step 8: Squeeze excess water from the swab.

Step 9: Press the cotton swab to rest on the rollers.

Step 10: Use your fingers to rotate the rollers in an upward motion. Apply some pressure to ensure the removal of dirt buildup and dust.

Step 11: Return the printer’s input tray shield to its original position.

Step 12: Wait for 10 minutes for the pickup rollers to get dry.

Step 13: Plug the printer’s power cable into your HP printer.

Step 14: Reconnect other necessary cables to your printer. 

Step 15: Turn on your HP printer.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, do the next solution.

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7. Reset your printer

To reset your printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerssection of this article.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, then you need to service your printer.

Fast Blinking Power Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

This is an indication that your printer’s ink cartridge access door is open. Therefore, to fix this issue, ensure that you properly close the ink cartridge access door.

If the problem persists after closing the ink cartridge access door, then you need to service your HP printer.

Blinking or Turned-on Ink Alert Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

When one or both ink alert lights are blinking or turned on, it is caused by one or both of the ink cartridges being empty, incompatible, damaged, missing, incorrect, or faulty.

To fix this problem, do the following tasks:

1. Ensure that the Cartridges are Compatible with HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers

The first thing you need to confirm is that the installed cartridges and your printer are compatible.

Trying to resolve this problem via the tasks we will share below while using non-HP cartridges is not guaranteed. Therefore, you need to confirm that your printer is genuine. You can find out by visiting this webpage.  

You need to also confirm from your printer manual that the cartridge in use is compatible with your printer.

If the cartridges are not compatible with your printer, jump to the Replace Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerstask.

If the cartridges are compatible with your printer, do the next task.

2. Remove, Examine, and then Reinstall the Cartridges into HP DeskJet 2300, and 2130 Printers

To remove, examine, and then reinstall the ink cartridges into your printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your printer by pressing its power button if it is turned off.

Step 2: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 3: Grasp your printer’s ink cartridge access door and pull it downwards to open the ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause the carriage to move to the middle area of your printer.

Step 4: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 5: Gently press down the ink cartridge to free it from its slot.

Step 6: Pull out the cartridge from its slot.

Caution: Ensure that you don’t touch the ink nozzles or copper contacts. If you touch these parts, it could lead to poor electrical connections, ink failure, and clogs.

Step 7: Examine the contacts on the cartridge and confirm that the protective tape is not on the ink nozzles.

Step 8: If necessary, take away the protective tape from the contacts on the cartridge.

Caution: Don’t remove the electrical strip on the cartridge.

Step 9: Hold the cartridge by the sides with the ink nozzles facing the printer.

Step 10: Slide the cartridge back into the appropriate slot at a slightly upward angle.

Step 11: Push the cartridge into its slots and ensure that it is well-seated.

Step 12: If necessary, repeat the above steps for the other cartridge.

Step 13: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Check if the problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the problem persists, do the next task.

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3. Clean the Cartridge Electrical Contacts

Sometimes, dirt on the cartridge contacts can lead to a cartridge error. In such a case, you need to clean the cartridge contacts.

To clean the cartridge’s electrical contacts, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Get these items:

  • Dry foam-rubber swabs, fluff-free fabric, or a soft material that doesn’t leave fibers or come apart (you can use coffee filters).
  • Distilled, bottled, or filtered water. (Don’t use tap water as the contaminants it might contain can damage the cartridges).

Caution: Don’t use alcohol or platen cleaners to clean the contacts on the cartridge to prevent the cartridge from getting damaged.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer by pressing your printer’s power button.

Step 3: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 4: Grasp your printer’s ink cartridge access door and pull it downwards to open the ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause the carriage to move to the middle area of your printer.

Step 5: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 6: Remove the power cable from your printer.

Step 7: Remove the USB cable from your printer.

Step 8: Gently press down the ink cartridge to free it from its slot.

Step 9: Pull out the cartridge from its slot.

Caution: Clean the cartridges one after the other. Ensure that you don’t leave the cartridge outside your printer for longer than 30 minutes.

Step 10: Hold the cartridge by the sides.

Step 11: Check for debris and ink buildup on the electrical contacts.

Step 12: With the aid of a dry rubber swab or fluff-free fabric, clean the electrical contacts thoroughly until there is no debris or ink on them.

Caution: Ensure that you only clean the contacts. Avoid smearing debris or ink on other parts of the cartridge.

Step 13: Moisten a clean rubber swab or fluff-free fabric with distilled water.

Step 14: Squeeze the swab to remove excess water.

Step 15: Wipe only the copper-colored electrical contacts with the moistened swab or fabric.

Step 16: Wait for 10 minutes so that the cartridge can get dry.

Step 17: Get another rubber swab and moisten it with distilled water.    

Step 18: Squeeze the swab to remove excess water.

Step 19: Clean the electrical contacts inside the carriage that is within your printer with the moistened swab.

Step 20: Clean the carriage contacts.

Step 21: Wait for 10 minutes so that the cartridge can get dry. Alternatively, you can dry it with a new rubber swab.

Step 22: Hold the cartridge by the sides with the ink nozzles facing the printer.

Step 23: Slide the cartridge back into the appropriate slot at a slightly upward angle.

Step 24: Push the cartridge into its slots and ensure that it is well-seated.

Step 25: If necessary, repeat the above steps for the other cartridge.

Step 26: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 27: Plug the power cable into your printer.

Step 28: Plug the USB cable into your printer.

Step 29: If your printer doesn’t automatically turn on, turn it on by pressing the power button.

Check if the problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the problem persists, do the next task.

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4. Remove and then Reinstall the Cartridges again

To remove and then reinstall the cartridges again, follow the steps we shared under the How to Remove and then Reinstall the Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerssection of this article.

After reinstalling the cartridges again, check if the problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the problem persists, do the next task.

5. Clean the Contacts on the Cartridges again

To clean the contacts on the cartridge again, follow the steps we shared under the “Clean the Cartridge Electrical Contacts” subsection of this article.

After cleaning the contacts on the cartridges again, check if the problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the problem persists, do the next task.

6. Reset your printer

To reset your printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerssection of this article.

After resetting your printer, check if the problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the problem persists, do the next task.

7. Replace Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

You need to check which ink alert light is blinking or turned on and then replace the corresponding ink cartridge.

How to Replace Ink Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers 

To replace the cartridge in your printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your HP printer.

Step 2: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 3: Grasp your printer’s ink cartridge access door and pull it downwards to open the ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause the carriage to move to the middle area of your printer.

Step 4: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 5: Gently press down the ink cartridge to free it from its slot.

Step 6: Pull out the cartridge from its slot.

Step 7: Take out the new cartridge from the packaging.

Step 8: Remove the protective plastic tape from the cartridge.

Caution: Don’t attempt to take away the copper electrical strip. Ensure that you don’t touch the ink nozzles or copper contacts. Do not change the contact’s protective tape. If you touch these parts, it could lead to poor electrical connections, ink failure, and clogs.

Step 9: Hold the new cartridge by the sides with the ink nozzles facing the printer.

Step 10: Slide the cartridge back into the appropriate slot at a slightly upward angle.

  • The right slot is for the black cartridge.
  • The left slot is for the tri-color cartridge.

Step 11: Push the cartridge into its slots and ensure that it is well-seated.

Step 12: If necessary, repeat the above steps for the other cartridge.

Step 13: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

This action will cause your printer to automatically print an alignment page.

Step 14: Lift your printer’s scanner lid.

Step 15: Take the alignment page that was printed after the cartridge was installed and place it on the scanner glass with the print side facing down.

Check the engraved guides surrounding the scanner glass for assistance on how to load the alignment page.

Step 16: Close your printer’s scanner lid.

Step 17: Press your printer’s “Start Copy Color” or “Start Copy Black” button.

Your printer will align the installed cartridge.

Note: If your printer doesn’t print the alignment page automatically, print it manually using the Printer Utility for mac OS X or macOS users of the HP Printer Assistant Software for Windows users.

Check if the problem is resolved.

If the problem is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the problem persists, then you need to service your printer.

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Blinking Resume Light and Turned-on Ink Alert Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

When the resume light blinks and one or both of the ink alert lights are on, it is an indication that one or both of the installed ink cartridges has low ink.

To resolve this issue, you need to check the control panel to determine which ink alert light is blinking and then replace the corresponding low ink cartridge.

To replace the low ink cartridge, follow the steps we shared under the How to Replace Ink Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerssection of this article.

If the issue is not fixed after replacing the low ink cartridge or cartridges (as the case might be), then you need to service your printer.

Blinking Resume, Power, and Both Ink Alert Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

When you see the power light, resume light, and both ink alert lights blinking, it means that your printer has entered an error state.

To fix this error, do the following solutions:

1. Remove and then Reconnect the USB Cord

To remove and then reconnect the USB cord, do the following steps:

Step 1: Remove the USB cord from your printer.

Step 2: Remove the USB cord from your computer.

Step 3: Wait for 5 seconds.

Step 4: Plug the USB cord into your printer.

Ensure that it is properly plugged in.

Step 5: Plug the USB cord into your computer.

Ensure that it is properly plugged in.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error is unresolved, do the solution below.

2. Reset your printer

To reset your printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printerssection of this article.

After resetting your printer, check if the problem is resolved.

If the error is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the error is unresolved, do the solution below.

3. Plug your printer Straight into a Wall Outlet

To plug your printer straight into a wall outlet, follow the steps we shared under the Plug HP DeskJet 2300 and 2130 Printers Directly into a Wall Outletsubsection of this article.

After plugging your printer directly into a wall outlet, check if the problem is resolved.

If the error is resolved, then you can stop troubleshooting.

If the error is unresolved, then you need to service your printer.

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All Control Panel Lights are Turned off – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2300, 2130 Printers

This happens when your printer is off and refuses to respond/turn on. To fix this problem, do the following solutions:

1. Ensure that your printer is Properly Plugged in

To ensure that your printer is properly plugged in, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Check the back of your printer and ensure that the power cable is properly plugged into your printer. If it isn’t, plug it in properly.

Step 2: Check and confirm that the power cable is properly plugged into the power supply. If it isn’t, plug it in properly.

Step 3: Check and confirm that the power cable is properly plugged into the electrical wall outlet. If it isn’t, plug it in properly.

Step 4: Turn on your HP printer by pressing its power button.

If it turns on, then the problem has been resolved. Therefore, you can stop troubleshooting.

However, it if fails to turn on, do the solution below.

2. Ensure that the Wall Outlet Works

To ensure that the wall outlet works, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Remove the printer’s power cable from the wall outlet.

Step 2: Plug a different appliance into the wall outlet.

If the appliance doesn’t turn on, then it means that the outlet is not working. In such a case, you need to connect your HP printer to a different but working outlet.

On the other hand, if the appliance turns on, then the outlet is working. Therefore, continue with the solution below.

3. Use Another Compatible Power Cord

Get another power cord that is compatible with your HP printer and then plug it into your printer and into the electrical outlet and then check if the power issue is resolved.

If your HP printer turns on, then the initial power cord might be faulty. In that case, you need to replace the cord.

However, if your HP printer fails to turn on, then you need to service your HP printer.