HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a Printers [How to Fix]

In this article, we will discuss the meaning of HP printer warning lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers and how to clear the warning lights.

HP Laserjet Pro P1109w Monochrome Printer, (CE662A)

Blinking Wireless Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a Printers

When the wireless light is blinking, it is an indication that the wireless network is either configuring, your printer is unable to find the wireless signal, or the printer is unable to connect to the wireless network.

How to Clear Blinking Wireless Light

To clear the blinking wireless light on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers, do the following:

1. Allow Your Printer to Connect to the Wireless Network

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. Check if the Wireless Network has Issues

Check the following as they might be the reason why your HP printer is not connecting:

i. The wireless network is inactive, or the signal strength is low.  

To confirm that the network is active, check if your access point or router is turned on. Also, check the signal strength and confirm that it is strong.

You can move your printer closer to your router or access point to increase the signal strength. It is recommended that your printer and your router should not be farther away than 3 feet to 5 feet (1.0 to 1.5 meters).

ii. Your printer is in standby or sleep mode.

You need to check your printer and wake it from sleep mode if it is not in ready mode. We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Sleep Mode [How To, Issues & Solutions] to learn more about HP printer sleep mode. 

iii. Your computer firewall is preventing your printer from connecting to your computer and network.

In this case, you need to temporarily disable your firewall, and then check if the connection is established and the wireless light has stopped blinking.

If the light becomes solid, then the firewall is responsible for the warning light. Therefore, you have to use the printer without enabling the firewall. However, make sure that you enable it when you are done with your printer.

If your printer’s wireless light continues to blink after disabling the firewall, then the firewall is not responsible for the blinking light. Therefore, you need to enable the firewall immediately.

iv. The signal of your wireless network is being interfered with by a device that is emitting radio signals (for example a cordless telephone or microwave).

If you have such devices close to your printer or router, you need to move them away.

v. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is preventing your printer from your wireless network and computer.

After correcting each item listed above, check if the wireless light has stopped blinking.

If the wireless light becomes steady, then you don’t need to do any other troubleshooting.

However, if the light continues to blink, do the next task.

3. Connect your HP Printer to the Wireless Network

 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. 

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Blinking Attention Light

The attention light will continue to blink when HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers enter an error state as a result of the top cover not being properly closed, missing cartridge, jammed paper, or incorrect paper loading.

We will discuss several blinking attention light scenarios on these printers and how to resolve the error.

1. Blinking attention light and possibly missing toner cartridge

When this situation occurs, it is an indication that the toner cartridge is not correctly installed or is missing.

To fix this problem, you need to do the following tasks:

i. Inspect the toner cartridge area.

ii. Replace the cartridge

iii. Service your printer.

Keep reading to learn how to do these tasks.

1. How to Inspect Toner Cartridge Area on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers

To inspect the toner cartridge area on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer’s top cover.

Step 2: Check the cartridge.

If the cartridge is absent, install the toner cartridge.

If the cartridge is installed, it might not be correctly installed. Therefore, you need to take out the toner cartridge from your printer and then reinstall it.

After doing the above, check if the attention light is still blinking, and do the next task.

2. How to Replace the Toner Cartridge on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers

To replace the toner cartridge on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers, do the following steps:

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

Step 2: Take out the old cartridge from your HP printer.

Step 3: Take out the new cartridge from its package.

Step 4: Put the old cartridge in the box and send it back for recycling.

Caution: Ensure that you don’t touch the roller surface or shutter of the cartridge as this might damage the toner cartridge. Therefore, you have to hold the cartridge at both ends.

Step 5: Hold the new cartridge at both ends and then shake it gently from side to side to spread the toner with the cartridge.

Step 6: Locate and bend the left side tab on the cartridge to break it loose.

Step 7: Pull out the tab to remove the tape from the cartridge.

Step 8: Put the tape and the tap back into the packaging box and send it back for recycling.

Step 9: Place the cartridge in your HP printer.

Step 10: Close your printer’s cartridge access door.

Caution: Do not use hot water to wash clothing that the toner has stained. Instead, clean the toner using a dry lint-free fabric, and then wash the clothing with cold water.

After replacing the cartridge, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, service your HP printer.

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2. Blinking attention light and the top cover is open

When this happens, it means that your printer’s top cover isn’t completely closed or it is open. To solve this error, close the printer’s top cover completely. 

3. Blinking attention light and missing paper or improper paper loading

When this happens, it means that there is no paper loaded in the printer’s input tray. To solve this error, load the input tray with paper. When loading the paper, ensure that the print side is facing up.

4. Blinking attention light and possibly jammed paper

When this happens, it means that there is paper jammed in your printer. To solve this error, you need to clear the paper jam.

We recommend that you read the following articles to learn how to resolve paper jam issues in your HP printer:

HP Paper Jam Error Codes [How to Fix]

HP Printer ADF Jam [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam in Tray 1 [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam in Tray 2 [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam in Tray 3 [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam [Issues & Solutions]

Solid Attention & Ready Lights

When the attention and ready lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1109w, P1109, P1108, P1106, P1102w, P1102s, M12w, and M12a printers become solid, it indicates that the printer has entered a fatal error state.

To resolve the problem, do the following tasks:

1. Reset your HP Printer

To reset your HP printer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Turn on your HP printer.

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

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

Step 4: Wait for about 60 seconds.

Step 5: Plug the power cable into an outlet.

Note: HP recommends that you plug your HP printer into an outlet rather than other power sources.

Step 6: Plug the power cable into your HP printer.

After resetting your printer, check if the problem is resolved, and do the next task.

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.

2. Service your HP Printer

If resetting and connecting your HP printer directly to an electrical outlet does not resolve the problem, you need to service your printer.

To service your HP printer, contact HP Customer Support and fix a repair date for your printer. If you live in the Asia Pacific, you will be redirected to a service center close to you. 

Printers that are still under warranty will be repaired for free. However, if your printer is no longer under warranty, you will pay the repair fees.

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.

HP LaserJet Pro M501dn Monochrome Printer with built-in Ethernet & 2-sided printing (J8H61A)

All the Printer Lights are turned off

If this happens, it means that the power supply has encountered a problem. To resolve this problem, do the tasks below:

1. Turn your HP Printer on

Locate your printer’s power button and then press it to turn on your printer.

If your printer fails to turn on, do the next task.

2. Confirm that your HP Printer is properly plugged in

Check the power cord and confirm that it is properly plugged into your printer. If it is, you need to check and ensure that the power cord is connected to the wall outlet.

Once you are certain that the power cord is properly connected to your printer and the outlet, press the power button to turn on your printer.

If the printer fails to respond, do the next task.

3. Connect the Printer to an Electrical Wall Outlet

If your HP printer is plugged into a power strip, extension cable, or surge protector, you need to unplug it and plug it directly into an electrical wall outlet.

After doing that, turn on your HP printer.

If your printer fails to respond, do the next task.

4. Confirm that the Outlet Works

To confirm that the outlet works, do the following steps:

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

Step 2: Plug any other device into the wall outlet.

If the device turns on, then it means that the outlet is working.

If the device doesn’t turn on, then it means that the outlet isn’t working.

If the outlet isn’t working, plug your HP printer into another working outlet.

On the other hand, if the outlet is working, but your HP printer fails to turn on, do the next task.

5. Use another Power Cord from Another printer

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

If your HP printer turns on, 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 by contacting HP Customer Support.