Question about Dell A920 InkJet Printer
I can't get my Dell A920 to print, at all. Also the green light keeps flashing, seems to be constant, than at times it seems to flash 1,2,3 (pauses) 1,2,3. And lastly I get the message saying that the computer can't communicate with the printer. I have read all there is to read with regards to the trouble shooting tips. I dont have the owners manual but am certain the problem can be fixed maybe by holding the power button or some thing of the sort. I have a very important paper to hand in soon and am in serious need of help. Thanks for any assistance. BTW...did i mention that it's a very important paper....due the 19th....please help...lol, thx:)
Hi. The flashing code signifies that there is a fault with the connection between the ink cartridge and the printer - usually because either the tape is still on the cartridge or maybe some glue from the tape still on the contacts. In my case, I think the cartridge was simply knackered, so I threw it away and opened yet another ink cartridge. It now works fine.
If you want to test yours, simply take out both ink cartridges, and re-insert them one at a time. If you've put a working cartridge in the flashing will stop; if you've put the dodgy one in it'll still flash. Just replace the dodgy one.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Throw this piece of **** "free" printer away and buy on that doesn't require you to use tape to hold the black ink cartridge in. This A920 Dell printer sucks period. Spend $50 and buy the cheapest one from BestBuy, it is miles better than this one.
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
Try removing usb connection from pc into another usb port and let windows find the printer and install the driver again. Delete all current documents relating to the printer and then delete the initial printer to stop confusion as to which one to use.
Posted on Dec 14, 2006
I also had this problem and had the same symptom as posted above, with
the pattern of blinking as follows: o oo o oo o oo o oo
There is probably a common diagnostic routine that runs and blinks various patterns for various problems - known only to Dell.
When I opened the hood the printer cartridges did move to the center. I removed both black ink and color ink. NOTE: The blinking stopped and the light was steady - interesting. Seems that the blinking indicates some problem sensed in the ink cartridge(s).
I cleaned the cartridges (Both were genuine Dell products purchased at Staples). Re-installed black. Light stayed on steady. Cool. Re-installed color. Light started its blinking. Bingo!
I chanced to have another color cartridge on hand and installed that one - the light stayed steady and now I can print!
So apparently a "BAD" ink cartridge was causing this problem, with no decent error message to inform the user. Bad DELL, Bad, Bad, Bad.
Posted on Jan 14, 2012
Hey guyz, i have the same Dell AIO A920 printer, but when im trying to print something, then this little window comes up, then on it, it says then name of the thing im trying to print, but when im trying to print it, it says on the top of the little window that its "PAUSED"! plz help me..im desperate!!
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
I'm having the same problem but I don't think it's the USB cable or port...
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
For those of you who have the Dell A920 and are using Windows XP, try this link and follow instructions:
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
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