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Turns on by itself

When my computer and printer are turned off , the printer turns on by itself and shows on the front a green light and a red exclamation mark below it . to turn it off i have to pull the plug then it stays off for a time and does it again . thank you

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Re: turns on by itself

You did not mention which type of printer you have. there might be a timer on your printer that turns it on automatically, check your user manual to see if it has that option

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Re: turns on by itself

HP has a pretty good on-line troubleshooting guide for their printers. Below is a link that will out-line how to trouble shoot your particular printer and what all the lights and indicators mean. If you are not able to resolve your issue through this, then you may be able to have a live chat session with an HP tech who can help resolve your issue.

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