HP DeskJet 2600 Troubleshooting

There is no such printer problem that can’t resolve. Most printer problems are well-known ones, and they can be resolved on your own. Generally, the printer will stop responding to your print, scan, or copy-related job when it is facing some issues with its hardware or software. An error message or code relating to the printer problem might also appear on the screen. You can conclude the cause of your printer problem by understanding the message or code displayed on the screen. This HP DeskJet 2600 troubleshooting article will help you to resolve common printer problems, such as printer not printing, machine not scanning, driver-related issues, etc., in no time. You can also contact our support team if you need real-time assistance in resolving your printer problem.

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HP DeskJet 2600 Won’t Print- Five Simple Fixes To Try

Try these five simple workarounds to resolve the print issue on your printer.

Restart The Printer

  • The printer can’t receive any printer-related request sent from your computer if it is not turned on or in sleep mode.
  • So, first, turn on or wake the printer if it is turned off or in sleep mode.
  • Restart the machine if it is already turned on.

Resolve the Communication Issue

  • In some cases, the communication issue between your printer and the computer can also lead to these kinds of issues.
  • The communication issue mostly occurs if the devices are not connected to the same network.
  • Check to ensure that the devices are on the same network.

Clear The Error

  • As mentioned earlier, the printer will not print or respond to any printer-related request if it is facing an issue.
  • Check the printer and computer screen.
  • If you find an error message or code, clear it and perform the print operation.

Use The Diagnostic Tool

  • The HP printer manufacturer is aware of these kinds of common problems.
  • The manufacturer also recommends diagnostic tools that help you resolve the problem independently.
  • If you are using a Windows computer, install and open the HP Print & Scan Doctor tool. Reach the Finding and Fixing Problems screen by following the on-screen prompts. Click Fix Printing to resolve the print issue on your printer.
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Reinstall Or Update The Printer Driver

  • Sometimes, running an outdated or incompatible printer driver can also stop the printer from performing.
  • Check and reinstall or update the printer driver on your computer.

HP DeskJet 2600 Won’t Scan- Solved

Resolve the HP DeskJet 2600 Scanner Not Working issue by performing the simple methods below.

Load the Original Correctly

  • Check whether the original is placed correctly on your printer.
  • If not, remove and load the original correctly.
  • Ensure that the scanner lid of the printer is closed properly.

Configure the Scan Settings Correctly

  • Misconfigured scan settings might also lead to problems.
  • Check if the scan settings are configured correctly.
  • Ensure that your HP DeskJet 2600 printer is selected correctly on the software screen.

Install the Scanner Driver

  • The printer won’t scan the placed or selected original if you haven’t installed the most compatible and latest scanner driver on your computer.
  • So, check and install the recommended scanner driver on your computer.
  • If you’re using the HP Smart app, ensure that it is up-to-date.

Update the Printer Firmware

  • Not only the printer’s driver but outdated firmware can also lead to many problems, including the scan problem.
  • Update your printer firmware by referring to the instructions provided in the HP DeskJet 2600 firmware update section on this page.
  • Skip to the HP DeskJet 2600 Firmware Update section to learn more about it.

HP DeskJet 2600 Orange Light Blinking

Is the Orange light flashing on your HP DeskJet printer’s Paper, Information & Ink Level icons? If yes, perform the solutions in the order below.

Hard Reset The Printer

  • Switch on your HP DeskJet printer.
  • Gently unplug the printer’s power cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Count for 60 seconds from the second you disconnect the cord.
  • After 60 seconds, reconnect the cord and switch on your printer.
  • Wait for your printer to become idle and silent. If the orange light flashes again, try the solution below.

Update The Printer Firmware

  • In some cases, incompatible firmware versions can also be the cause of this problem.
  • Update the DeskJet 2600 printer firmware if available.

Factory Reset

The factory reset process of the DeskJet 2600 printer can be performed by going with the steps given below.

  • Ensure that the machine is turned on.
  • If necessary, note your printer settings, as they will be restored once the process is complete.
  • Now detach the power cable from the Deskjet 2600 printer’s rear and wait for a minute.
  • Re-attach the cord to the printer and wait until it turns on automatically.
  • If it doesn’t turn on, just push the power button. The printer will turn on, and the reset process will be complete.
  • Hold down the Cancel and Wireless buttons simultaneously for three seconds if you want to only reset your printer’s network settings.

DJ 2600 Driver is Unavailable

Are you receiving the ‘driver is unavailable’ message when trying to perform the print or printer-related operation from your Windows computer to the printer? If yes, try the simple workarounds below to resolve it.

Reinstall The Printer Driver

  • Check if the most compatible and latest HP DeskJet 2600 printer driver is installed on your computer.
  • If not, reinstall the printer driver and then try to print.
  • Try the solution below if the reinstall process doesn’t resolve the Driver is Unavailable error.

Add the Printer Using A TCP/IP Address

  • Try this solution if you have connected the devices using the wireless connection type.
  • Obtain the printer’s IP address.
  • Open the Devices and Printers screen. Choose Add a printer > ‘The printer I want.…’
  • Now, the Add Printer screen with a list of options will open. Choose ‘Add a printer…a TCP/IP…’ on the opened screen.
  • Add your printer by following the on-screen instructions.

Choose Add Printer TCP IP


Install the Printer Using the Windows built-in driver

If the above two solutions fail to clear the Driver is Unavailable error message, use the Windows built-in driver to set up the printer on your computer.

HP Printer Firmware Update

Perform the firmware update on your HP 2600 printer by following the instructions.

  • Ensure that the devices are on the same network.
  • Reach your HP DeskJet 2600 printer’s official support page.
  • Click on the Software, Driver, and Firmware tab.
  • Ensure that your computer OS is selected correctly.
  • Download the firmware update if it is available.
  • Install the downloaded update by following the on-screen instructions. You can also update the printer firmware from its control panel using the HP Smart app.
HP DeskJet 2600 Troubleshooting

End Note

Did this article help you to resolve your printer problems and update the printer firmware? We believe YES! You can feel free to reach us now or anytime if you want real-time support in resolving your printer-related problem or if you want to clear any queries related to the HP DeskJet 2600 printer setup. Our team will give you a proper guide on how to set up the printer for the first time, set up the machine for wireless communication, resolve common problems, and more. Click the toll-free button provided on this page to reach us now.