The control panel provides controls for printer functions and shows messages about the printer, print jobs, and supplies status.
|Number||Button or light||Function|
|1||Stop button||Halts the current job, presents a choice to resume or cancel the current print job, clears media from the printer, and clears any continuable errors that are associated with the halted job. If the printer is not printing a job, pressing Stop pauses the printer.|
|2||Menu button||Opens and closes menus.|
|3||Ready light||Indicates that the printer is online or offline. See Control-panel indicator lights.|
|4||Data light||Indicates whether or not the printer is receiving data. See Control-panel indicator lights.|
|5||Attention light||Indicates that a critical error has occurred. See Control-panel indicator lights.|
|6||Back arrow () button||Navigates backward in nested menus.|
|7||Up arrow () button||Navigates menus and text, and increases the values of numerical items in the display.|
|8||Select () button||Makes selections, resumes printing after continuable errors, and overrides a non-HP print cartridge.|
|9||Help () button||Provides detailed information about printer messages or menus.|
|10||Down arrow () button||Navigates menus and text, and decreases the values of numerical items in the display.|
|11||Supplies gauge||Shows the print cartridge-consumption levels. See Display.|
|12||Display||Shows status information, menus, help information, and error messages. See Display.|
The printer communicates through the display and the lights on the lower part of the control panel. The display shows status information, as well as menus, help information, and error messages. The Ready, Data, and Attention lights provide at-a-glance information about the printer state.
You can perform most routine printing tasks from the computer through the printer driver or any software program. Use the control panel to access printer features not supported by the printer driver or software program. Any changes that you make from the computer will override the printer control-panel settings. For information about using the printer driver, see Printer software.
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