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7760 Photosmart Red Flashing Light

When turned on after the green light comes on for a second, the light starts to "quick" flash red. And then nothing will work or print. Nothing comes on the screen. So why is the light flashing? Why is my printer not working?

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  • europa_hemi Oct 27, 2008

    When you press the power button the green light comes on, flashes 5-6 times and then it turns red, flickers rapidly and cannot be turned off (by the power button). Nothing comes up on the flip-up display. I have replaced the power supply but no change. I have reset the clutch as per instructions found on-line, bu no change. The ink cartridge carriage slides freely. Thanks in advance ~

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    Red light flashing nothing else will happen. Tried unplugging and shutting everything down

  • lowend Dec 07, 2008

    When you press the power button the green light comes on, flashes 5-6 times and then it turns red, flickers rapidly and cannot be turned off (by the power button). Nothing comes up on the flip-up display. I have replaced the power supply but no change.

  • europa_hemi May 11, 2010

    Update: both power supplies tested out good, so the problem is internal to the printer itself.

  • europa_hemi May 11, 2010

    I have tried every combination of unplugging, shutting down, reconnecting, powering up, PC connected, PC not connected, connected to the rear port, connected to the front port, different power supplies, different wall outlets, etc. etc. Nothing causes it to behave any differently.



    I have seen other electrical devices behave this way when there is a ground fault: is there any ground test or compoenent level test I could do to check for this ?



    Thanks again ~

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