HP LaserJet 1200 Printer series - Printer light patterns

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Printer light patterns

Control panel light message

Light status Condition of the printer



The printer is ready to print.

No action is necessary. To print a
configuration page, press and release the Go
button on the printer control panel.


The printer is receiving or
processing data.

Wait for the job to print.

Manual feed or out of memory

The printer is in manual feed
mode or out of memory. You can
continue printing.

Make sure that you have loaded the correct
media. To continue printing, press and
release the Go button.

The software controls manual feed. If you do
not want to be in manual feed mode, change
the setting from your printer properties. See

Printer properties (driver)

for more


The page being printed might be too complex
for the printer’s memory capacity.

To continue printing, press and release
the Go button.

Lower the resolution. See


print quality settings

for more


Add more memory. See

Memory (DIMM)

for more information.

Symbol for “light off”

Symbol for “light blinking”

Symbol for “light on”

Light status legend

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Door open, media out, no toner
cartridge, or media jam

The printer is in an error state
that requires operator
intervention or help.

Check the following:

The toner door is completely closed.

Media is loaded. See

Loading media into

the input trays

for instructions.

The toner cartridge is correctly installed
in the printer. See

Changing the toner


for instructions.

There is a media jam. See


printer media jams

for instructions.

The left side panel is completely closed.

Printer initialization/Cancel
Job/Cleaning Mode

A printer initialization is taking
place. If all lights blink for 1/2 of
a second or longer in a

the printing is initializing

all previously sent print jobs
are being purged

a cleaning page is being

No action is necessary.

Fatal error

All lights are on.

Turn the printer off and then back on.

Unplug the printer for 5 minutes, and
then plug it back in.

If the printer still has an error, contact
HP Support. See

Service and support


Accessory error

All lights are blinking.

Remove the DIMMs and replace if
necessary. See

Memory (DIMM)



Contact HP Support. See

Service and



Control panel light message (continued)

Light status Condition of the printer


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