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LQ 590 POS

PRINTS ONE LINE THEN SEEMS TO JAM... STOPS PRINTING AND ALL LIGHTS FLASH UNIT IS FROZEN UNTIL POWER IS TURNED OFF AND THEN BACK ON

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  • PRECISIONLAW Sep 24, 2008

    SRY SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU IT HAS WORKED FOR YRS UP UNTIL THIS HAPPENED OUT OF NOWHERE THE OTHER DAY, ANY IDEAS?

  • paulo_bench Feb 17, 2009

    i have a LQ 590 printer but the problem is when i print only half of the documents was print and then all the light flashes..i already reinstall the driver of LQ 590..can you please help me..

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The driver for your printer is not installed correctly. please reinstall.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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    Laurentiu TUDOR Sep 25, 2008

    exactly, you must reinstall your driver, because you must know where the problem is.
    you have: one computer, one printer and one cable. with such a problem describe upper, you must proceed by eliminate one by one.
    when you reinstall your driver: you eliminate the cable and many potentially problems that may came from computer.
    if reinstall works fine you may focus on your printer, just may defective one.
    also you may have a virus computer or something like this.

    are to many solutions for you. to many causes. you must eliminate one by one.

    tips: if your reinstall driver work fine, it may be a defective printer. solution: must buy a new one.

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Try and get a printer specialist to check it for you or you can come live chat with me and i will direct you..

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