01-19-2018 10:50 AM
Brand new laserjet printer. When idle, the power button on the front flashes very brightly. It is annoying and a waste of electricity. Is there a way to stop the blinking other than having to actually turn off the printer?
01-19-2018 11:16 AM - last edited on 03-21-2019 03:35 PM by rick-s
The flashing power light signifies the printer is in sleep mode. No way to disable that setting. Might just put a piece of black tape or cover the light if you want.
01-28-2018 10:48 AM
I have the model Laserjet MFP M477fd2 and we have a model 476 at work. The older version does not blink on standby. It just seems to be a new addition that is a waste of resources. I will just have to turn it off all the time.
02-24-2018 06:07 AM
Why is HP still ignoring this. There were already many threads on this forum where people complained about the fact that there is no option to make the Standby Led just stay off instead of blinking all the time.
I own a MFP M477 since quite some time now and the blinking never stops to anoy me. My solution for now was to always switch off the Printer when I am not using it, all because of this anoying blinking LED.
One solution many times proposed is to put some Black Tape on the LED. I refuse to do that it would be so much simpler turning off the blinking led by software.
Please Please Please HP stop ignoring these demands from your users and do something about it.
08-09-2018 01:25 AM
09-20-2018 08:18 AM - edited 10-05-2019 03:01 AM
What a sting in the tail. All that research and design and they go and flash a light at us *C*-*O*-*N*-*S*-*T*-*A*-*N*-*T*-*L*-*Y*, that's right *C*-*O*-*N*-*S*-*T*-*A*-*N*-*T*-*L*-*Y*. (Did I mention that it flashes *C*-*O*-*N*-*S*-*T*-*A*-*N*-*T*-*L*-*Y* ?) If not, then I have to tell you that it flashes, you've guessed it, *C*-*O*-*N*-*S*-*T*-*A*-*N*-*T*-*L*-*Y*. Torture! *
Update: Okay, in fairness, I've found quite a decent (and not unsightly) workaround for the 'Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw', and maybe for other HP printers with this annoying affliction. Open the front door and cover the 'inner button' with a precisely cut piece of "Magi Mags" tape. The thickness of this tape ensures total blacking out of the flashing light, without any negative consequences. Note: the tape is in no way visible or on show because it's inside, i.e. behind, the front door cover.
05-29-2019 10:25 PM
I have the HP LASERJET PRO M278 printer in a room off the bedroom and the annoying light blinks all night. It is a waste of electricity blinking all day long. I'm sure a software update can fix this flaw. I have always bought HP printers because of their quality but this is a big disappointment. I would never had purchased this printer if I knew it had this problem. The reason I wanted this was to use it wirelessly but it defeats the purpose when I have to run upstairs and turn it on every time I want to print.