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Printer doesn't work at all

I've had my printer for over 2 years , It's been working great so far, recently doesn't print at all. I changed all the cartriges, made cleaning couple of times and still doesnt want to work. what can I do about It? Monika

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    my magenta color is not printing at all but other colors are printing fine

  • Nikoo Dec 09, 2007

    my printer doesn't work

  • joerog55 Dec 16, 2007

    Magenta heads on my Phaser 8400 are pretty clogged. I'm using jet substitution mode with 24 magenta jets substituted out. Other colors are ok but a few jets partially clogged. Black is ok. Cleaning routines (many times) do not work, including the shutdown a few hours and restart and clean process. Also cleaned the maintenance kit blade many times. Any ideas?

  • pei ling Jan 30, 2008

    I can't even even turn on my printer. Checked all the plugs and connections already but it still doesn't work. Printer was working fine for past 1 1/2 years

  • kaatskill1 Apr 25, 2008

    I have a Canon BJC 85 Ink Jet Printer and will not print, but will act like it is printing BUT nothing shows up on paper.Changed the cartage's,still dose not work. worked fine up until a week ago.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    After loading a new yellow cartridge in my C86, suddenly both the ink and paper red lights came on and kept blinking.  I checked that the new cartridge had fully snapped into place, and checked all connections to the printer. A day later, the printer won't turn on at all.  I've had the printer for 2 years and 7 mos.  Is this about as long as they last?

  • Ideograph May 29, 2008

    Having the same problem with the stylus 1270, replaced cartages will all new ones. Printer goes through the motions but no ink is coming out.

    It was working 100% perfectly one day and then it just stopped, if the heads were blocked wouldn’t the print quality degrade over time and not just stop suddenly?

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008


    PRINTER IS H.P. 1310

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    i hate it! look i replaced the ink for my printer and now it doesn't work! what should i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009




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Go to Staples or office max or depot and take your old printer head and replace it. The old head is probably too worn or too dirty cleaning it won't work. Also when you get your new printer head dont use the ink refills. It is cheap ink and will ruin the printer head. It will also void the warranty, it you have any warranty left. Use the ink the printer recommends only.

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If the printer has sat idle for a moth or so without a cleaning cycle, the printhead (not user serviceable on most Epsons) may be severely clogged. Cleaning with alcohol may loosen ink that has thoroughly dried. Epson supplies a special solvent to clean clogged printheads, see for an equivalent product. It's also possible the print head or the electronics have simply packed it in.

Posted on Jan 14, 2007


Try this: Looks like I found the problem: The driver software is apparently not compatible with XP SP2's "Data Execution Prevention" feature. Go to My Computer, right click & select Properties. Choose the Advanced panel. Click the first Settings button, in the Performance Section. Choose the Data Execution Prevention panel. Choose the first radio button, "Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only", not the second one "Turn on DEP for all ...." The first radio button (essential programs only) was what was selected when I got the machine, but I myself had upped the setting to the more restrictive level. Longstride

Posted on Apr 21, 2007

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My printer isnt working any advice x

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

Try this it worked for me!

1) With the printer power OFF, while pressing the Resume button, press the Power button. (Do not release the
power button.)
2) While pressing the Power button, release the Resume button, press the Resume button again twice, and then
release the Resume button and Power button.
3) The green indicator flashes during initialization.
When the indicator stops flashing and remains on, press the Resume button 4 times to clear waste ink message.
(The indicator toggles between orange and green each time the Resume button is pressed.)
4) Next, press the Power button, and the green indicator will light, and the function will be executed.
5) Turn off the printer then back on and error should clear.

hope it works wonders

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

A recent download of the new Explorer program for the internet can confuse your printer. I noticed a sudden problem with printing on demand and went on line for a diagnosis from the company. Remote assistance is great and all was well afterwards. good Luck. PB

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Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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Check to see if there is a broken pin near the print head. On the PT 330 there is a metal part (looks like a U) it puts pressure on the wheel that presses the tape to the print head.

Posted on Jan 22, 2007

Go to your nearest dealer and ask them bout ur printer

Posted on Jan 14, 2007

I hve a neww epson all in one printer and had to have someone set it up for me. The had trounlebut decided it was not compatible to my me computer. we He finally got it to work by slowing the printer up but it does not work now. I put in neww cartridges but it comes up with a communiation error when I try to print It will not print at all

Posted on Jan 14, 2007

Printer won`t rint. Paper goes through but comes out blank. The window shows that there is enough ink. It worked on pages 1 and 2 of an e- mail and then wouldn`t print page 3.

Posted on Jan 14, 2007

  • Rob Osterlund
    Rob Osterlund Oct 04, 2011

    I have the refillable cartridges in my printer and it stopped printing. I pulled out the cartridges and opened the caps. There was a significant vacuum release. Put the caps back in and replaced and the printer worked perfectly! Wonder how many perfectly good printers have been thrown because of this problem!


Nothing wrong with using ink refills as long as the consumer uses proper dye based or pigmented ink.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007

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    Rob Osterlund Oct 04, 2011

    Make sure to pop the ink refillables open from time to time as a vacuum can develop as the ink is used. (the printer may not be able to pull the ink out any longer)


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My printer is a little over a year old. It takes up to 1 1/2 minutes to print one page. Also, it prints 2 copies of any document faxed directly from the computer. Thanks for your help. Trelby

Posted on Jan 10, 2007

Open the dp unit and clean the dp unit.. carefully take out the drum unit & check if the inner clips touch the drum.. this can be done by checking the continuity of the drum with a mulitmeter.. if there is no continuity then open the gear end & spread the inner metal such that it touches the drum..

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In the mannal it says contact cannon service repersentive they will send you a new one which u can then replace it will then work

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Gentlemen I have canon Ds 810 photo printer and show 5B000 ERROR DE IMPRESORA The waste ink absorber is getting full. how can i repair this? Thanks

Posted on Oct 15, 2006

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-5440CN Printer Problem

If this only happens when you are copying.

1. Your scanner glass is dirty. Open the lid, use windex to clean the flatbed. Look on the left side. You should see a strip of glass, with the scanner sitting under it. This strip is used when the document feed is being used. Make sure it is clean. Most common problem is getting a little whiteout or the sticky residue from scotch tape on this glass, which causes lines down your copies.

Clean it with alcohol which will dissolve the sticky stuff and the whiteout.

If this does not solve the problem, the CCD scanner in your machine might be going bad.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Toner light

The HL-2070N gets jammed in a toner end-of-life error condition. Perform the following to clear (I have 120 in the field so I know it works!):

With paper loaded, new toner in,

  1. Open front door
  2. Turn off printer
  3. While holding down the GO button, turn printer back on
  4. When all four LEDs light up release GO button. All LEDs will turn off
  5. Press the GO button 2 times. The 3 LEDs (toner, drum, paper) will light up solid
  6. Press the GO button 5 times
  7. Paper light will be blinking
  8. At this point the toner end-of-life condition has been reset. Close front door.
BTW, I got this from Brother Support. Also, just a reminder, timing is important here so don't pause between button presses.

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SOURCE: Brother MFC 5840 won't print red. ink is full. printer head clean

If the regular cleaning does not work, you can try the power purge. Perform it by doing the following:

  • Press Menu, 2, 8, 6, 4 quickly (within about 1-2 seconds from the menu-press, all five buttons should been placed, in order).
  • The display and some buttons should start flashing, and it should say "Maintenance".
  • Press 7, 6.
  • It should say "CLEANING ALL", press right arrow key until you get "CLEANING MAGENTA" or similar.
  • Press 3, it should now change to POWER_P or P_PURGE. Press Mono/Black Start.
  • The display should say "Cleaning", when it's done, it will say Maintenance again.
  • Press 99 and you will leave Maintenance mode, you can now try and see if magenta works again.
If it doesn't work, you'd probably need chemicals to clean the ink tubes. But, this power purge should work.

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