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Carriage error Hp F2280

The ink cartridge carriage does not move to the centre and the "On" light keeps blinking. I am using the Deskjet F2280 HP. and I have got that trouble since the very first day I bought it! Please help. Thanks so much.

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Same thing happened to me and I took it back to the store, where I bought it from. They replaced it with a new one and told me that it didn't have any software installed, like if you have a motherboard without bios ..

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Http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01430567&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c01430567/loc:6&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3390947

mine one is the defective black cartridge... when i took black one out the power led was blinking.... and asking for a paper... so it print the cartridge alignment sheet i scan it... and colour cartridge not showing any error.... i guess i need a black one

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I don't know what happened, but I just took this carriage and carefully moved it to the center by myself (with that I setup there inks). After that I switched on the printer and the carriage moved to the center. So after that I closed the "door" and it works properly now.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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