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Dfx 8500 I have dfx 8500 printer, when i send a print job or even do a selftest page , first the printer starts to brink the paper out and ribbon LED and beeps 5 times then it prints very slowly while the LED continues to brink.what could be the problem?

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Re: Dfx 8500

Epson has an interactive troubleshooting guide on their support site. From the link above, choose your model printer. You will then be brought to the main page of your printer. Then, click on the "interactive help program" link under the Troubleshooting Guide section. Through this, you will be able to find an article describing what all the indicator lights mean and how to possibly resolve the issues.

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