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Flashing status light

Basically, my documents won't print but the status light is flashing. Anyone know what this means?

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    I think the print server is dead!

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Yes, it could mean one of the following possibilities:

Encountering one of the following conditions:

  • running a self-test
  • not configured.
  • not able to attach to the network.
I am putting money on a bad cable/connection, check your network cable.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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