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Dx4800 general error

I have a "general error" on this printer. All lights flashing and no access to the cartridges (carrier remains at right) I cannot see any foreign bodies in the printer

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    dmh1881 Feb 09, 2012

    Thanks Jeffrey.
    Been there, done that. Sadly, no progress.
    I shall repeat it all later today, just in case.

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If the Ink light (fon3_66.gif) is flashing that means one or more of your ink cartridge is low on ink, and if it's steady it means one or more is out of ink. For Epson printers, there are lots of ways to identify whether your printer is out or low on ink. For today let's just stick with the printer itself.\
Remember: A flashing fon3_66.gif means LOW ON INK, and a steady fon3_66.gifmeans OUT OF INK.
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2. Press the Ink button. Now remember flashing means LOW and steady means OUT of ink.
If the Ink light is flashing, and you pressed the Ink button the carrier or ink hold will move under a small arrow just right above the carrier to point to you which ink cartridge is low on ink. pressing it again will point to another if you have multiple cartridges that are running low, if not it moves directly to the ink cartridge replacement area were you can pop the carrier's lid open to access the inks.
If the Ink light is steady, and you pressed the Ink button the carrier or ink hold will move under a small arrow just right above the carrier to point to you which ink cartridge is out of ink. pressing it again will point to another if you have multiple cartridges that are out of ink, if not it moves directly to the ink cartridge replacement area were you can pop the carrier's lid open to access the inks.

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To check if you have a cartridge carrier stall, follow steps below:
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Sources: - Lights Flashing on the Printer - How to Perform the Hardware Test on the Lexmark X74/X75

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  1. First count the number of times the light on the front of your printer flashes.
  2. Then refer to the table below for information about the error condition and recommended recovery procedures.

    Number of Flashes Error Condition Error Recovery 2 Carrier Stall:
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    2. Open the front cover.
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    6. Remove the black cartridge and then reinsert the color cartridge.
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