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Arrow light and Power light keep blinking

The green power light and the orange downward arrow light keep blinking.

When I push the orange downward arrow, the cartridge slides to the left,
then back to the right, then stops.

Then the blinking starts again.

How do I fix this?

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  • missymiss424 Jan 02, 2009

    The arrow key and power button keep blinking, very frusterating when unsolvable. Wont print

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Take out all the cartridges and the papers..
unplugg the power cable from the printer..
manually slide the carriage from left to right and vice versa and roll the rollers in upward direction from the back after opening the back door..
if doesnt slide or roll..press & hold the power button for 60 seconds and then try again..
clean the inner area of the cartridge slot and the copper contacts of the cartridge with a soft lint-free cloth..
close the back door...
dont put the cartridges..
connect the power cable and power on the printer...
Lights will blink..
Insert one cartridge in the respective slot and close the cartridge door and check if any light blinks..
then remove the cartridge and insert another one and check the same thing..
If light blinks..it will mean the respective cartridge is not good and replace it--

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • jimatmn Aug 25, 2010

    solved my problem when printing stopped suddenly while printing individual pages, error message was "data error cylic redundancy check"

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