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ALERT LED light - Blinking Amber - Nothing prints, printer not recognized

The LINK LED blinks green (I guess that's OK). The ALERT LED is blinking amber (upgrading BIOS??). Nothing prints from our office PCs. Thanks for advice!

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Re: ALERT LED light - Blinking Amber - Nothing prints,...

The blinking amber light means there is a hardware problem. Got that from Netgear's website because we have a similar problem here. I don't know if it means hardware problem in the print server or in the printer. We put the print server on a UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply and that problem seems to be gone. We are in an old factory and the wiring is not so reliable. Maybe you could try this same fix.

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