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The pause light on my lq2180 is permanently on

I have checked sensor on the right side of the printer and the problem still pesists

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Check the paper sensors in the paper path, and the printhead home sensor. Paper path sensors (one or more) will be present somewhere around the platen & tractor feed areas. Printhead home will be over on the left side in the printhead movement area.

Logic board defects could likely cause this same issue, diagnosis here could be more difficult.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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Hi

My friend we have LQ2180 in our office, there i a lever in the right side of the printer that indicates when you print your document. Adjust to upward to print the document from rear tractor and to print from the front push the lever downward. Maybe you accidentally, push down the lever.

Any problem, just message me. Regards.

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