HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer [How to Fix]

In this article, we will discuss the meaning of HP printer warning lights on HP LaserJet P2035 series printer and how to clear the warning lights.

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Blinking Attention, Ready, and Go Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This happens during the printer’s initialization or startup, reconfiguration initialization, or when a job is canceled. During any of these processes, you can’t do anything except wait for the process to be complete so that your printer can go into the Ready state.

Solid Ready Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

Your printer’s ready light will be solid when it isn’t processing any print job. In this state, your HP printer is ready to receive any print job that is sent to it.

If you want to print a configuration page to test your printer, press down the printer’s “Go” button for about 5 seconds.

You can read this article: HP Configuration Page [How To/Issues & Solutions] to learn how to print a configuration page on a wide range of HP printer models.

Blinking Ready Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

When you see this on your printer, then it means that data is being processed or received by your HP printer. You don’t have to do anything except if you want to cancel the print job. To cancel a print job on the HP LaserJet P2035 Series printer, press the printer’s “Cancel” button.

Blinking Attention Light and Solid Ready Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This indicates that your HP printer has encountered any of the following a continuable or manual feed error caused by any of the following:

  • General continuable error
  • Personality/Job-related error
  • Memory configuration error
  • Manual feed

To resolve this problem, and ensure that your printer resumes printing, press your printer’s “Go” button.

If the above action works, your HP printer will enter the processing data state; the print job will also be completed.

However, if the action fails, then your HP printer will go back to the continuable error state. When that happens, you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

Blinking Attention Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

The blinking attention light on your HP LaserJet P2035 series printer is an indication that the cartridge door of your device is open. Therefore, to stop the light from blinking, you need to close the cartridge door.

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.

Solid Attention, Go, and Ready Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This happens when your printer has encountered a fatal error. To fix the problem, do the steps below:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer.

Step 2: Wait for about 10 seconds.

Step 3: Turn on your HP printer.

Check if the error is resolved.

If the printer is still in the error state, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

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Solid Ready and Toner Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This condition occurs when the toner in the cartridge installed in your printer is low. Although you can still print with your printer, it is advisable to get a replacement cartridge ready. When the print quality becomes unacceptable, you can then replace the old toner cartridge with the new one.

Blinking Toner Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

The toner light on your HP LaserJet P2035 series printer will blink when the toner cartridge is missing or not correctly installed in the printer.  If you didn’t install the cartridge, then you have to do so.

However, if you installed the cartridge and you still see the blinking toner light, then it means that the cartridge wasn’t installed correctly. Therefore, you need to take out the cartridge from your printer and then reinstall it.

If you still see the blinking toner light after reinstalling the cartridge, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

Blinking Jam Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This is an indication that there is a jam in your HP printer. Therefore, to resolve the problem, you need to clear the jam.

Since the jam can happen in different parts of the printer, we will guide you on how to clear the jams in these different parts.

How to Clear Jams in Cartridge Area & Paper path of HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To clear the jam in the cartridge area and paper path of your HP LaserJet P2035 Series printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer.

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

Step 3: Push the cartridge door button to open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 4: Take out the cartridge from your printer.

Caution: To ensure that the cartridge doesn’t get damaged, avoid exposing it to light. Cover the cartridge with a sheet of paper.

Step 5: If you can see the jammed paper, use both hands to gently pull it out of your printer.

Step 6: Reinstall the cartridge into your printer.

Step 7: Close the printer’s cartridge door.

Step 8: If you didn’t find any jammed paper inside the cartridge door, open the printer’s jam-release door (This door is in the printer’s rear area).

Step 9: If you can see the jammed paper, use both hands to gently pull it out of your printer.

Step 10: Close your printer’s jam-release door.

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How to Clear Jams in Tray 1 of HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To clear the jam in Tray 1 of your HP LaserJet P2035 Series printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer.

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

Step 3: Push the cartridge door button to open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 4: Take out the cartridge from your printer.

Caution: To ensure that the cartridge doesn’t get damaged, avoid exposing it to light. Cover the cartridge with a sheet of paper.

Step 5: Lift the roller cover of Tray 1.

Step 6: If you can see the jammed paper, use both hands to gently pull it out of your printer.

Step 7: Reinstall the cartridge into your printer.

Step 8: Close the printer’s cartridge door.

How to Clear Jams in Tray 2 of HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To clear the jam in the Tray 2 of your HP LaserJet P2035 Series printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer.

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

Step 3: Open the Tray 2.

Step 4: If you can see the jammed paper, use both hands to gently pull it out of your printer.

Step 5: Close the Tray 2.

Step 6: If you didn’t find any jammed paper in Tray 2, open the printer’s cartridge door, take out the cartridge, and then pull the upper media guide downwards. Use both hands to gently pull the paper out of your printer. 

Step 7: Reinstall the cartridge into your printer.

Step 8: Close the printer’s cartridge door.

How to Clear Jams in the Output Bin of HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To clear the jam in the output bin of your HP LaserJet P2035 Series printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer.

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

Caution: To prevent damage to your printer, do not try to remove a paper jam by pulling out the paper from the top output bin.

Step 3: Open the printer’s jam-release door.

Step 4: If you can see the jammed paper, use both hands to gently pull it out of your printer.

Step 5: Close the printer’s jam-release door.

We recommend that you read the following articles for further information on how to resolve paper jams and other printer jam issues:

HP Paper Jam Error Codes [How to Fix]

HP Printer ADF Jam [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam [Issues & Solutions]

If you still encounter the blinking jam light after clearing the jam, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance. 

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Causes of Jams in HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

The following are the causes of jams in the HP LaserJet P2035 Series printer:

1. The paper doesn’t meet HP specifications – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

Not all print media types can be used on certain HP printers. This is why some paper always gets jammed when used in certain printers. Therefore, you must always use paper that matches the specifications of your HP printer.

2. Incorrect cartridge installation – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

An incorrectly installed cartridge can also lead to a jam. In this case, all you need to do is to take out the cartridge and then reinstall it correctly.

3. Previously used paper – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

If you have copied or printed on the paper already and try to use it again, it might lead to a jam. Therefore, the use of such print media should be avoided.

4. Incorrectly loaded tray – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

When the tray of your printer is loaded with excess paper, it might lead to a paper jam. Therefore, when loading the tray with paper, do not put excess paper. Always ensure that the stack of paper doesn’t exceed the maximum height as indicated in the tray.

5. Skewed paper – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This usually occurs when the tray guides aren’t fixed to straighten the loaded paper stack. Therefore, you need to align the tray guides to hold the paper in place to prevent the paper from bending.

6. Sticking or binding paper – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

When this happens, take out the paper stack, flex it, and then rotate it upside down or flip it to the other side. After doing that, load the paper stack into the printer’s tray.

Note: Don’t fan the paper as this can cause the production of static electricity that will cause the paper to get stuck to one another.

7. Paper is taken out before it gets into the printer’s output bin – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

Reset your HP printer. Always wait for the printer to send the printed page into the printer’s output bin before taking it out. 

8. Paper was taken before the printer completed the printing on the second side during duplex printing – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

If this happens, reset your HP printer, and then print the job again. Always wait for the printer to send the printed page into the printer’s output bin before taking it out.

9. Poor paper condition – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To avoid the jam, change the paper.

10. Tray’s internal rollers aren’t picking up the loaded paper – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To fix this issue, take away the first sheet of paper in the stack as it might be heavier than the specifications required for the rollers to pick it.    

 We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Not Picking Up Paper [Solved] to learn other solutions to fix the problem when your HP printer fails to pick up paper.

11. Jagged or rough edges of the paper – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

To avoid the jam, change the paper.   

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12. Embossed or Perforated paper – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

Embossed or perforated papers are difficult to separate. Therefore, you need to feed the printer with single sheets to avoid the jam.

13. Expired useful life of printer supplies – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

If you get a message informing you that certain supplies of your printer have reached the end of their life and need to be replaced, continuing to print with such supplies might lead to a jam in your printer. You need to replace those supplies.

14. Incorrect paper storage – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

When you fail to store your paper correctly in the specified controlled environment, the paper quality might be affected. Therefore, to avoid the jam, you need to change the paper.

Blinking Paper Jam Out Light and Solid Jam Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

When this happens, it means that there is no more paper in the input tray. Therefore, you need to load paper into the tray to enable the printer to resume printing.

Blinking Paper Jam Out Light and Solid Jam and Go Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet P2035 Series Printer

This occurs when the paper you loaded into the input tray isn’t supported by your HP printer. To fix this problem, load the printer with supported print media.

Alternatively, you can press the printer’s “Go” button. This action will override the printer’s condition and allow you to print.