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HELP! My printers light keeps blinking from green to orange. It will not reset. I tried removing the printer and reinstalling it. The computer says that everything is okay and installed correctly, but nothing happens. Light still blinks. Nothing will print from any promt. No wordpad, wordperfect, print-screen, nothing. Is it something physically wrong with the printer?

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Hi taximom, Is the light alternating back and forth between green and orange (GR OR GR OR GR OR GR)? Or is there a pattern like (GR OR OR OR GR OR OR OR GR) or (GR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR GR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR GR) If it the first case (alternate back and forth) then I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it needs service. (and it's probably not worth fixing) If there is a pattern to the blinking let me know exactly how many times it goes orange and I can tell you what to do from there. The Dude

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