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  • Barbra Richman
    Barbra Richman May 11, 2010

    Do you mean your printer won't print" If so, what kind of printer is it (make, model, age, etc.)

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If you think the printer is still functional, go to the Control Panel, then Printers and Faxes. Check to see if that printer is designated as the default printer; if not, reset it to default. If it is set properly, highlight and delete the printer.
With the printer on and connected, reboot your PC. Windows should 'find' 'new' hardware and reinstall a fresh copy of the driver for it.
MicroSoft loves having Windows corrupt the drivers now and then so we have something to do . . .      

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Buttons and lights on the printer Two buttons and three lights are located on the front of an HP Deskjet printer.
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Buttons and lights Purpose c00123886.jpg POWER button and light Push the POWER button to turn the printer off and on. When lit, the light shows that the printer is turned on. c00123889.jpg RESUME button and light The light blinks when there is a problem with paper. When the problem is corrected, press the button. c00123892.jpg Print cartridge light The light blinks when there is a problem with a print cartridge. When the problem is corrected and the top cover is closed, the light will stop blinking. Troubleshooting blinking printer lights Blinking lights Reason c00123895.jpg

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If the print cartridges are compatible and correctly installed, they may be defective. Try replacing the print cartridges.

If none of the above suggestions fix the problem, and, if the error message still occurs, it may be a hardware failure. Call the HP Customer Support Center.










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