Question about HP Photosmart D5160 InkJet Printer
THE EXLAMATION MARK AT THE TOP OF THE PRINTER IS FLASHING AND THERE IS A LINE GOING AROUND THE SCREEN ON THE DISPLAY PANEL, THE PRINTER WILL NOT RESPOND TO ANYTHING, THANKS
Had exactly the same problem - it was the switched activated by closing the lid. The mechanism had becomed jammed, so the red light always came on. I removed the left-hand plastic cover of the printer (looking from the front) - first release the clips underneath, then gently release the rest of the clips (no unscrewing needed). You'll see two sliders at the side of the control panel - push them up - problem goes away. Hurrah :D
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
There is a flag switch located to the left hand side of the top cover that causes this issue
if you look at the left hand lip of the top cover, you should note that it does not meet flush with the top of the control panel, there is a cutout for the lever for the flag switch that appears to not move as smoothly as designed, my guess is a mismounted switched or a misaligned axle for the switch
you can actually access the switch lever itself when the top cover is open, just reach in and wiggle it until it depresses properly, you may have to do this (or at least check it) every time you open the top cover
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Open the cover, disconnect an ink tank and reconnect it, close the cover firmly. works every time
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Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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