HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers [How to Fix]

In this article, we will discuss the meaning of HP printer warning lights on HP DeskJet 2600 printers and how to clear the warning lights.

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Blinking Wireless Light and Turned-on or Blinking Wireless Icons – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This happens when the wireless signal of your printer is turned on, but your printer is unable to establish a wireless network connection.

To resolve this issue, do the tasks below:

1. Allow Your Printer to Connect to the Wireless Network – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

Sometimes, your HP printer might need some minutes for it to connect to your wireless network (access point or router). Therefore, when the wireless light is blinking, you need to be patient while the connection is established. After waiting for some minutes, then you can check the status of the wireless light.

If you discover that your printer’s wireless light is turned on and solid, then it means that the connection is established. Therefore, you don’t need to do any other troubleshooting.

If you check and the light continues to blink, do the next task.

2. Troubleshoot your Wireless Connection – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To troubleshoot your wireless connection, do the following:

i. If the network connection is poor, move your HP printer and the device used to send the print job closer to your wireless router. After doing that, check the signal quality if it has improved. You can confirm if the signal quality has improved by visiting a website on your mobile device or computer that is connected to the wireless network. Check the speed of the connection and if it is functioning properly. If the speed is intermittent or slow, restart your router by removing its power cable, and then wait for about 15 seconds before your plug the power cable into your printer.

ii. If the printer is in sleep mode or off, press the button labeled “Start Copy/Resume” on the control panel. This action will wake your printer and send it into a ready state. Note that there are times when the status of your printer might be displayed as “Offline” even when it is ready.

iii. Reconnect your HP printer to your wireless network by doing the following:

  • Move your HP printer close to your router to ensure that it is within the signal range.
  • Restore the Wireless Setup Mode (also known as Wi-Fi Setup Mode).

Click this link: Restore the HP Printer Wi-Fi Setup Mode – HP Printer Setup to Wi-Fi to learn how to restore the Wireless Setup Mode.

  • Press the printer’s “Cancel” button.
  • Press down the “Wireless” and “Cancel” buttons at once for about 5 seconds before releasing it.
  • Once your HP printer restarts, locate and open the HP Smart app on your PC. If you don’t have the app, go to your app store to download it.
  • Once the app is opened, reconnect your HP printer to the network by following the onscreen prompts.

iv. Restart all your devices: Restart your HP printer, PC or mobile device, and router to get rid of the error conditions encountered.

v. Print out a Wireless Network Test Report and then evaluate the report to discover the issues that your Wi-Fi connection might be facing.

To print the Wireless Network Test Report, click on this link: How to Print HP Configuration Page on HP DeskJet 4720, 3700, 3630, and 2600 Printers – HP Configuration Page, and then follow the steps we shared.

vi. Enable Bluetooth on your printer and mobile device to enable the HP Smart app to detect your printer and establish the connection.

vii. Confirm with the manufacturer of your router to confirm that you are not experiencing wireless isolation.

If you check and the light continues to blink, do the next task.

3. Connect your HP Printer to the Wireless Network – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

At this point, you need to connect your HP printer to your wireless network. Consult your printer manual to learn the process of doing this. 

We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Warning [Detailed Guide] to learn about other HP printer warnings that you might encounter when using your HP printer.

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Blinking Empty Ink Level (One or Both), Turned-on Alert Light, and Blinking Resume Light and Error Icon – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This happens when one or both of the ink cartridges have run low on ink or are incompatible with your printer.

To resolve this, you have to check the compatibility of the ink cartridge, and also confirm that the ink level is adequate. If any or both of the cartridges are low on ink or incompatible, then you need to replace the affected cartridge or cartridges.

Below is a detailed guide on how to resolve this problem according to different cartridge types.

Type 1 Cartridges – HP 901, 803-805, 682, 680, 667, 653, 652, 302-305, 123, 92-98, 75, 74, 56-67, 28, 27, 22, and 21 Cartridges

Do the tasks below to resolve the blinking empty ink level (one or both), turned-on alert light, and blinking resume light and error icon on HP printers that use the above-listed cartridges.

1. Check the Numbers of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

You need to check and confirm that the number of the installed ink cartridges is compatible with your HP printer and region/country. To carry out this check, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge access door.

Step 2: Wait for the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 3: Check the labels on the cartridges.

i. Instant Ink Enrolled Printers – If you enrolled your HP printer or your printer has been designed to function using the instant ink service, your printer is required to use instant ink cartridges. Such cartridges have “Instant Ink” written on the label. Also, the model numbers of these cartridges are unlike regular cartridges in the sense that they are larger. If this message is displayed: “Cartridge cannot be used until printer is enrolled,” then you need to visit HP Instant Ink Support or get help from HP’s Virtual Agent.

ii. Instant Ink Non-Enrolled Printers – For such printers, you need to confirm that the installed cartridges are compatible with your HP printer. You can use the HP Store confirm by doing the following:

  • Visit the HP online store.
  • Choose your country/region before choosing your language.
  • Click on “Ink & toner”.
  • Do the on-screen instructions to locate and then order your HP printer ink cartridges.

Step 4: Replace the incompatible cartridges.

Note: You need an Original HP cartridge if you own an HP+ printer.

If you confirm that your cartridges are compatible and the error is unresolved, do the next task.

2. Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

Follow the instructions below that apply to the operating system of your computer connected to your HP printer to check the estimated ink levels of the installed ink cartridges.

How to Check the Ink Levels of Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printers on Windows

To check the estimated ink levels of your printer on Windows, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your printer.

Step 2: Run a search on Windows for the name of your HP printer model.

Step 3: Click on your printer’s name from the search results.

The HP Printer Assistant will open, and the estimated ink levels will be displayed on the home screen.

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How to Check the Ink Levels of Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printers on Mac

To check the estimated ink levels of your printer on Mac, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn on your printer.

Step 2: Click on the “Apple” logo/menu.

Step 3: Click on “System Preferences.”

Step 4: Click on “Printers & Scanners” or “Print & Scan” depending on the operating system version of your Mac.

Step 5: Click on your printer’s name when the Printers & Scanners or Print & Scan window opens.

Step 6: Click on “Options & Supplies.”

Step 7: Click on “Supply Levels.”

The estimated ink levels will be displayed.

From the displayed ink levels, determine the ink cartridge that is low on ink and replace them by following the instructions in the next task. 

3. Replace the Low Ink Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To replace the low cartridge, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Get a replacement ink cartridge.

  •  The printer is enrolled in Instant Ink: The subscription service provides you with a replacement cartridge when you run low on ink. If you have an Instant Ink cartridge available before the replacement is sent, you can install it into your HP printer. If you don’t have a replacement cartridge, contact HP Instant Ink Support and request a replacement cartridge.
  • The printer is NOT enrolled in Instant Ink: Get a replacement cartridge if your printer is not enrolled in Instant Ink from a reputable store or the HP Store.

Step 2: If your printer is not on, press the power to turn it on.

Step 3: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 4: Put your hands inside your printer and grasp the cartridge access door handle.

Step 5: Lower your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

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

Step 6: Wait for your printer to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 7: Gently press down the low ink cartridge to free it from its slow.

Step 8: Pull out the ink cartridge from its slot.

Step 9: Take out the new replacement cartridge from its packaging.

Note: Ensure that touch only the black plastic areas on the cartridge.

Step 10: Remove the protective plastic tape from the new cartridge.

Caution: 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 11: Grasp the replacement cartridge by the sides and face the contacts toward your printer.

Step 12: Install the replacement ink cartridge into the correct slot.

Note: The left slot is for the color cartridge and the right slot is for the black cartridge.

Step 13: Push the cartridge into its slot and confirm that it is properly seated.

Step 14: If the other cartridge is low on ink, repeat the above steps for the other affected cartridge.

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

After replacing the low ink cartridge or cartridges, you need to align the cartridges. Learn how to do so in the next task below.

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4. Align the Installed Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To align the installed cartridge, do the following steps:

Step 1: Lift your printer’s scanner lid.

Step 2: 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 3: Close your printer’s scanner lid.

Step 4: Press your printer’s “Start Copy Color” or “Start Copy Black” button.

Your printer will align the installed cartridge.                

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

Type 2 Cartridges – HP 962-969, 951-959, 950, 933, and 932 Cartridges

Do the tasks below to resolve the blinking empty ink level (one or both), turned-on alert light, and blinking resume light and error icon on HP printers that use the above-listed cartridges.

1. Check the Numbers of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To check the numbers of the ink cartridges, follow the instructions we shared under the Check the Numbers of the Ink Cartridgessection of this article.

2. Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To check the ink levels of the ink cartridges, follow the instructions we shared under the Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After doing the above, do the next task.

3. Replace the Low Ink Cartridge – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To replace the low ink cartridge, follow the steps we shared under the Replace the Low Ink Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After doing the above, do the next task.

4. Align the Installed Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To align the installed ink cartridges, follow the steps we shared under the Align the Installed Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

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Do the tasks below to resolve the blinking empty ink level (one or both), turned-on alert light, and blinking resume light and error icon on HP printers that use the above-listed cartridges.

1. Check the Numbers of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

You need to check and confirm that the number of the installed ink cartridges is compatible with your HP printer and region/country. To carry out this check, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge access door.

Step 2: Wait for the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 3: Check the labels on the cartridges.

i. Instant Ink Enrolled Printers – If you enrolled your HP printer or your printer has been designed to function using the instant ink service, your printer is required to use instant ink cartridges. Such cartridges have “Instant Ink” written on the label. Also, the model numbers of these cartridges are unlike regular cartridges in the sense that they are larger. If this message is displayed: “Cartridge cannot be used until printer is enrolled,” then you need to visit HP Instant Ink Support or get help from HP’s Virtual Agent.

ii. Instant Ink Non-Enrolled Printers – For such printers, you need to confirm that the installed cartridges are compatible with your HP printer. You can use the HP Store confirm by doing the following:

  • Visit the HP online store.
  • Choose your country/region before choosing your language.
  • Click on “Ink & toner”.
  • Do the on-screen instructions to locate and then order your HP printer ink cartridges.

Step 4: Replace the incompatible cartridges.

Note: You need an Original HP cartridge if you own an HP+ printer.

Step 5: Ensure that the label on the cartridge and corresponding carriage slot match.

Step 6: Ensure that ink cartridges are seated firmly.

Press down any sticking-out cartridge to snap it into its place.

Step 7: If the ink cartridge refuses to snap into its place, bend the tab gently away from the ink cartridge (the bend shouldn’t exceed 0.5 inches (1.27mm)). After doing that, try to press it down into its place.

Step 9: Close the printer’s cartridge access door.

Step 10: Follow the instructions on the screen to align your HP printer. 

Check if the error is resolved.

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

If you didn’t replace the incompatible cartridges, do the next task.

2. Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To check the ink levels of the ink cartridges, follow the instructions we shared under the Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After doing the above, do the next task.

3. Replace the Low Ink Cartridge – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To replace the low ink cartridge, follow the steps we shared under the Replace the Low Ink Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After doing the above, do the next task.

4. Align the Installed Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To align the installed ink cartridges, follow the steps we shared under the Align the Installed Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

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Do the tasks below to resolve the blinking empty ink level (one or both), turned-on alert light, and blinking resume light and error icon on HP printers that use the above-listed cartridges.

1. Check the Numbers of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To check the numbers of the ink cartridges, follow the instructions we shared under the Check the Numbers of the Ink Cartridgessection of this article.

2. Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To check the ink levels of the ink cartridges, follow the instructions we shared under the Check the Ink Levels of the Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After doing the above, do the next task.

3. Replace the Low Ink Cartridge – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To replace the low ink cartridge, follow the steps we shared under the Replace the Low Ink Cartridge in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After doing the above, do the next task.

4. Align the Installed Ink Cartridges – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To align the installed ink cartridges, follow the steps we shared under the Align the Installed Ink Cartridges in HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

Blinking Empty Ink Level (One or Both), Turned-on or Blinking Alert Light, and Blinking Error Icon – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This happens when one or both of the ink cartridges have run low on ink or are incompatible with your printer.

To resolve this, follow the instructions we shared under the Blinking Empty Ink Level (One or Both), Turned-on Alert Light, and Blinking Resume Light and Error Iconsection of this article.

E1 or E2 is Displayed, and Blinking Resume Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

When you see this, it means that the size of the loaded paper doesn’t match the selected paper size in the paper size settings.

To resolve this issue, do the following solutions.

1. Load HP DeskJet 2600 Printers with the Correct Paper Size – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

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

Step 1: Take out any loaded paper from your printer’s input tray.

Step 2: Adjust the paper width guides to the extreme left.

Step 3: Load the printer’s input tray with the paper stack that is the correct size.

Step 3: Adjust the paper width guides to the rest against the stack of paper.

Ensure that the guides don’t squeeze the paper in the process.

Step 4: Lower your printer’s output tray.

Step 5: Pull out your printer’s output tray extender.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

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2. Change the Paper Size in Print Settings – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

Follow the instructions below to change the paper size in print settings depending on the operating system you are using.

How to Change the Paper Size in Windows Print Settings – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To change the paper size in Windows print settings, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open the program you want to print from.

Step 2: Click on “File.”

Step 3: Click on “Print.”

This action will open the Print window.

Step 4: Open the dialog box for “Properties.”

This option might be labeled as “Properties,” “Printer Setup,” “Printer,” “Preferences,” or “Options” depending on the program you are using.

Step 5: Click on the tab labeled “Paper/Quality.”

Step 6: Click on “Paper Source”.

Step 7: Confirm that you selected the correct input tray.

Step 8: Click on “Advanced.”

Step 8: Choose the correct paper size from the drop-down menu for “Paper Size.”

Ensure that the paper size you select is the same as the size of the loaded paper.

Note: If you can’t find the exact size from the paper size list, choose one that is almost the same size as the loaded paper.

Step 9: Click on “OK.”

This action will apply the new settings.

Step 9: Click on “OK.”

This action will finalize your settings.

Step 10: Click on “Print.”

Check if the error has been resolved.

If it is unresolved, then you need to service your HP printer.

How to Change the Paper Size in Mac Print Settings – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To change the paper size in Mac print settings, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open the document you want to print.

Step 2: Click on “File.”

Step 3: Click on “Print.”

Step 4: Ensure that you select your printer.

Step 5: Click on “Show Details.”

Step 6: Choose the “Media & Quality” or “Paper Type/Quality” menu.

Step 7: Click on “Source” or “Feed From.”

Step 8: Confirm that the selected paper input tray is correct. If it is not, change it.   

Step 9: Check the settings for paper size.

  • Click on the “Paper Size” option if it is displayed.
  • If the “Paper Size” option is not displayed, click on “Cancel,” click on “File,” and then choose “Page Setup.”

Step 10: Ensure that the paper size you select is the same as the size of the loaded paper.

Note: If you can’t find the exact size from the paper size list, choose one that is almost the same size as the loaded paper.

Step 11: Click on “OK.”

Check if the error has been resolved.

If it is unresolved, then you need to service your HP printer.

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E3 is Displayed, and Blinking Ink Alert and Resume Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This indicates that a carriage jam has occurred. To resolve this error, do the following solutions.

1. Check the Carriage Path for Obstructions – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To check the carriage path for obstructions, follow the steps below:

Step 1: If your printer’s “Cancel” button is turned on, press the button and then wait for your printer to become silent.

Step 2: Turn off your printer.

Step 3: Remove the printer’s power cable from your HP printer.

Step 4: Open your printer’s carriage access door.

Step 5: Ensure that the carriage can move freely by carefully sliding it from side to side.

Step 6: Check the carriage path for obstructions such as dislodged labels, crumpled paper, and any other foreign objects. If you find any, remove them.

Step 7: Ensure the carriage latch is closed if your printer is designed with one.

Step 8: Move the carriage from side to side if it is not fixed in position, to confirm that it is moving freely and that there are no obstructions in its path.

Caution: If the carriage is stuck or locked, do not move it forcefully. This action can damage your printer.

Step 9: Close your printer’s door.

Step 10: Plug the power cable into your HP printer.

Step 11: Turn on your HP printer.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is unresolved, do the next solution.

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2. Reset your HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To reset your printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Remove the rechargeable battery from your printer if it uses one.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer if it is turned off.

Step 3: Remove the printer’s power cable from your HP printer.

Step 4: Unplug your printer’s power cable from the electrical wall outlet or power source.

Step 5: Wait for 60 seconds.

Step 6: Plug the printer’s power cable into an electrical wall outlet.

Note: HP recommends that you plug your printer into an outlet instead of a power strip or surge protector.

Step 7: Plug the power cable into your HP printer.

Step 8: Turn on your HP printer.

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

After resetting the printer, check if the error is resolved.

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

E4 is Displayed, and Blinking Resume Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This indicates that a paper jam has occurred. To resolve this error, do the following solutions.

1. Clear Paper Jam from HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

Paper can get jammed in different areas of your printer. Therefore, we will guide you on how to clear the paper jam from these different areas. If an area does not have a paper jam or the issue is not resolved after clearing the jam in an area, you can check the next area.

How to Clear Paper Jam from the Input Tray of HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To clear the paper jam from your printer’s input tray, follow the steps below:

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

If the error is resolved after doing this, stop troubleshooting.

However, if the error is unresolved, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Lift and then hold your printer’s input tray shield.

Caution: Don’t remove the tray shield during this cleaning process as the shield prevents debris and other foreign materials from entering the printer’s paper path. This protection prevents the occurrence of paper jams.

Step 3: Check for jammed paper and paper pieces inside the input tray. If you can’t see details within the input tray area because it is poorly lit, illuminate the area with the aid of a flashlight. 

Step 4: Slowly pull out the jammed paper from the input tray using both hands.

Step 5: Remove paper pieces that you might find in the input tray area.

Step 6: Ensure that no foreign object is lodged within the paper path.

Step 7: Load new paper into your printer’s input tray.

Step 8: Press your printer’s “Resume” button to resume printing the current job.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, check the next area for paper jams.

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How to Clear Paper Jam from the Output Tray of HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To clear the paper jam from your printer’s output tray, follow the steps below:

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

If the error is resolved after doing this, stop troubleshooting.

However, if the error is unresolved, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Check for jammed paper and paper pieces from the output tray. If you can’t see details within the output tray area because it is poorly lit, illuminate the area with the aid of a flashlight. 

Step 3: Slowly pull out the jammed paper from the output tray using both hands.

Step 4: Remove paper pieces that you might find in the output tray area.

Step 5: Press your printer’s “Resume” button to resume printing the current job.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, check the next area for paper jams.

How to Clear Paper Jam from the Ink Cartridge Access Area of HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

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

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

If the error is resolved after doing this, stop troubleshooting.

However, if the error is unresolved, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Turn off your printer.

Step 3: Remove the power cable from your printer.

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 4: Open your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 5: Move the carriage to the right if it is in the middle area of your printer.

Step 6: Carefully pull out the jammed paper from the inside area of your printer.

Step 7: Check for and remove paper pieces that might be within the printer. You can illuminate the inside area of your printer with a flashlight if it is not well-lit.

Step 8: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 9: Plug the power cable into your printer.

Step 10: Turn on your printer.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, check the next area for paper jams.

How to Clear Paper Jam from the Underside Area of HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To clear the paper jam from underneath your printer, follow the steps below:

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

If the error is resolved after doing this, stop troubleshooting.

However, if the error is unresolved, continue with the steps below to clear the paper jam manually.

Step 2: Turn off your printer.

Step 3: Remove the power cable from your printer.

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 4: Lower the input tray into your printer.

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

Step 6: Close your printer’s exterior door.

Step 7: Turn your HP printer in a way that its underside becomes accessible.

Caution: Ensure that you protect the printer’s scanner lid and input tray with your hand before you turn the printer. This is necessary to prevent damage to the lid and tray.

Step 8: Open the cleanout door by pulling the tabs on both sides.

Step 9: Slowly pull the jammed paper from your printer using both hands.

Step 10: Close your printer’s cleanout door by carefully pushing it towards your printer until the latches click into their position.

Step 11: Turn over your printer to the normal position.

Step 12: Open your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 13: Check inside for loose objects within your printer. If you find any, remove them.

Step 14: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door.

Step 15: Plug the power cable back into your HP printer.

Step 16: 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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2. Ensure that the Carriage is Moving Freely in HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

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

Step 1: Turn on your printer by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Open your printer’s ink cartridge access cover.

Step 3: Wait for the carriage to become silent and idle before you proceed.

Step 4: Remove the power cable from your printer.

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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Remove obstructions or loose paper you might find within the carriage path.

Step 8: 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 9: Close your printer’s ink cartridge access door cover.

Step 10: Plug the power cable into your printer.

Step 11: Turn on your printer by pressing its power button.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the error persists, do the next solution.

3. Clean the Paper Rollers via an Automated Tool on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

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

Step 1: Turn on your HP printer.

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

Step 3: Press down the 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. 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.

4. Clean the Ink Smears via an Automated Tool on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 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.

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.

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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5. Manually Clean the Paper Rollers Inside HP DeskJet 2600 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To clean the paper 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.

Warning: Ensure that you remove the power cable from your HP printer before placing your hand inside your printer to prevent electric shock or injuries.

Step 3: Lift your printer’s input tray.

Step 4: Raise and hold your printer’s input tray shield.

Step 5: 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 6: Get a long cotton swab and dampen it using distilled water.

Step 7: Squeeze excess water from the swab.

Step 8: Press the cotton swab to rest on the rollers.

Step 9: Use your fingers to rotate the rollers in an upward motion. Apply some pressure to ensure the removal of dirt buildup and dust.

Step 10: Return the printer’s input tray shield to its original position.

Step 11: Wait for about 10 minutes for the pickup rollers to get dry.

Step 12: Plug the printer’s power cable into your HP printer.

Step 13: 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.

6. Reset your printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To reset your printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset your HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After resetting the printer, check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

E5 is Displayed, and All the Control Panel Lights are Blinking – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This happens when your printer’s scanner malfunctions when the copy function is used via the printer’s control panel. While this error prevents you from scanning, printing is still possible.

To resolve this error, simply reset your printer. To reset your printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset your HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After resetting the printer, check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

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E6 is Displayed – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This is an indication that your printer has entered an error state.

To resolve this error, simply reset your printer. To reset your printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset your HP DeskJet 2600 Printerssection of this article.

After resetting the printer, check if the error is resolved.

If the error is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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

All the Printer Lights are turned off and the printer fails to Respond – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

This happens when your printer is either turned off, or the power supply has an issue.

To resolve this issue, follow the instructions below.

Ensure that Power is Supplied to your Printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP DeskJet 2600 Printers

To ensure that power is supplied to your printer, do the tasks below in the given order.

1. Ensure that the power cable is properly connected to your printer and the connected power source (power strip, surge protector, extension cord, etc.) or wall outlet.

After confirming this, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue persists, do the next task.

2. Remove the power cord from other power sources such as extension cords, surge protectors, and power strips, and plug it into a wall outlet.

After doing the above, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

If the issue persists, do the next task.

3. Disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet, and then plug another device into the outlet to confirm that it works.

If it doesn’t work, then you need to use another outlet as the current one might be damaged.

If it works, do the next task.

4. If another printer power cable is available and is compatible with your printer, test your printer using this power cord.

Check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue is resolved, stop troubleshooting.

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