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Printer will not print 2 flasing areas: the start button and MC icon

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Is the print head moving at all?

Turn power off and see if you can gently move the printhead carriage or turn the carriage belt pulley on the left. If it moves freely without the carriage moving. Thats your problem.

There is a rubber mounted belt connector under the printhead carriage that often breaks when the slide is too dry from lack of lubrication.

I called hp to get the part. No part available. so I repaired the part with epoxy. Not an easy fix.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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one print out & red is blink

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Printer was working, but is not now. All cables are hooked up properly and have been disconnected and reconnected. I have several documents in the memory to be printed, but the printer will not respond. ...


Here are four things you can try; may not have to perfom all:

Check to see if your printer is off-Line

1.Open the Printers, Printer and Faxes, or Device and Printers folder.

To do this:

Windows XP users; Click on Start > Settings > Printers an Faxes or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes.

Windows Vista users; Click on Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

Windows 7 users; Click on Start > Device and Printers.

2.Right-click on the printer object (icon), and select Use Printer Online.

3.Microsoft Windows 7 users will double-click on icon, select printer and then de-select Use Printer Offline.


Printer Paused

The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.

Explanation:This is typically an end user error. Hint: Dragging the mouse cursor over the print queue icon in the notification area will reveal (1,2,3) document(s) pending for (User name).

What to do:

•Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue.
•Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
•Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

-If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.

-If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.


Delete print jobs from the print queue

Access the print queue.

Delete all print jobs

• Click on Printer in the toolbar and then click on Cancel All Documents,
or
• Right-click in the print queue and select Cancel All Documents from the pop-up menu.

You can also delete individual print jobs

1.Highlight the individual job in the print queue by clicking on it.

2.Right-click on the highlighted job and select Cancel from the pop-up menu.

IMPORTANT! If a job is stuck in the print queue and cannot be deleted or canceled using the above steps, there may be an issue with the printer spooler that controls the printing options in Windows. If you observe this symptom, it may be necessary to stop and restart the print spooler; then retrun to delete print jobs.


How to Stop and Restart the Print Spooler

Problem:

Unable to cancel print jobs; Unable to print; Print queue is unresponsive; Locked print queue; Unable to print; Cannot cancel print job; Printer driver not responding

Solution:

The print spooler controls print options within Windows. A problem with the print spooler can affect printer driver performance and Windows print queue responsiveness. Stop and Start the print spooler to see if observed symptoms subside or remain.

Method 1: Using Administrative Tools

Step Action

1 Click on the Windows logo start button.

2 Click on Control Panel on the right-hand side of the start menu contents.

3 Click on Maintenance.
4 Click on Administrative Tools.

5 Click on Services. NOTE: You may have to provide an administrator profile and password.
6 Scroll through the list and look for Print Spooler.

7
The following two options are available to stop and start the print spooler:

•Click once on Print Spooler to highlight it, and then click on the Stop or Start links in the right-hand window pane,
or
•Double-click on Print Spooler, and click on the Stop button followed by the Start button.

8 Observe the status column in the Services window to verify that the print spooler is stopped or started as applicable.


Trust this helps to resolve your problem. Please vote.

Dec 29, 2010 | Lexmark X5495 Printer

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WHEN I WONT TO PRENT MY PRENTER TOLD ME THAER IS NO SOFTWER MY PRODUCT : oPTRA t 610 WHEN I WONT PRENT I TURN OFF & ON oR OBEN THAE DOOR


Default Printer Issue
The wrong printer is set as the default. See the image below for an illustration.
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What to do
Open the Printers or Printer and Faxes folder and locate the correct printer icon. To do this:


    1. -In Windows XP, click Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes).
      -In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

    2. Right-click on the printer icon, and click Set as Default Printer. A check mark displayed above the printer icon now identifies it as your default printer.

    3. Try printing again.

Topic 3: Printer is "Offline"
The printer is set to Offline and the printer icon appears washed-out. See the image below for an illustration.
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What to do
Open the Printers or Printer and Faxes folder and locate the correct printer icon. To do this:

  1. -In Windows XP, click Start > Settings > Printer and Faxes (or Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes).
    -In Windows Vista, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Printers.

  2. Right-click on the printer icon, and select Use Printer Online.

  3. Try printing again.

Topic 4: Printer is not Ready
The printer is in an "Intervention Requested" state (e.g. paper jam, paper out) but no Windows print error notification message is displayed.
Explanation
The print job cleared the print queue. This means the print queue icon has disappeared from the notification area ('systray') of the task bar. The printer is holding the job, however, until the the printer is returned to a ready state.
What to do
Check the printer LCD, or operator panel menu, to verify that the printer is in a ready state. If not, return it to the required status.
Topic 5: Printer is Paused
The printer or print queue is paused and the print queue icon remains in the notification area ('systray') of the task bar.
Explanation
This is typically an end user error. Dragging the mouse cursor over the print queue icon in the notification area will reveal (1,2,3) document(s) pending for (User name).
What to do

    1. Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue. (This may also appear as a small printer icon in the lower-right notification area of the task bar.)
    2. Click on Printer in the upper left-hand corner of the menu bar.
    3. Is there a check mark next to Pause Printing?

      -If yes, click on Pause Printing to turn off this Windows feature.
      -If no, confirm that there is a check mark next to Set As Default Printer and make sure Use Printer Offline is not selected.

Topic 10: Windows Print Spooler Issue
A problem with the Windows print spooler is preventing successful printing.
What to try
Stop and start the Windows print spooler. To do this:

  • -In Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, click on Print Spooler, click on Stop the service, and then click on Start the service.

  • -In Windows Vista, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box, and then click services.msc in the Programs list. Right-click on Print Spooler, and then click Stop. Finally, right-click on Print Spooler again, and then click Start.

Remove the first print job from the print queue. To do this:

  1. Double-click on the print queue icon to open the print queue. (This may also appear as a small printer icon in the lower-right notification area of the task bar.)

  2. Click on the first job listed so that it is highlighted.

  3. Click on Document in the top menu bar.

  4. Click on Cancel.

  5. Click Yes when you see: "Are you sure you want to cancel the selected jobs?"

Click here for illustration.
Topic 11: Other Issues
Other possible causes of a print job not printing include:

  • -USB connection problem if locally connected only.

  • -Firewall issues preventing communication.

  • -Workplace virtual private networks (VPNs) preventing communication. VPN tunneling may be required to ensure successful communication. Enabling this feature may require network administrator approval and assistance.

  • -Document formatting.

  • -Driver settings.

  • -Application-specific issues relating to the application's Printer Setup.

Topic 12: Last Resort
If you have tried all of the above suggestions to no avail, try the following:
  1. Reboot your computer and try printing again.
  2. Turn the printer off and on, and then try to print again.
  3. Install a different printer driver, e.g. PCL, PostScript, HBP, or XPS driver.

Dec 14, 2010 | Lexmark Optra T610 Laser Printer

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Blinking green light< will not print. staus says it is offline


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Open the Start menu and click on the "Printers and Faxes" icon. This will open a window with a list of the printers currently set up on your computer.
· Step 2
Double-click on the icon of the printer you want to change to online. A pop-up window detailing all current print jobs will open.
· Step 3
Go to Printer in the menu bar of the pop-up window and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online.
Mac Instructions · Step 1
Open System Preferences by clicking on the icon in the Dock.
· Step 2
Go to the Print & Fax control panel under the Hardware category.
· Step 3
Select the printer you want to take online from the list on the left side of the screen. Then click on the "Open Print Queue" button.
· Step 4
Click on the "Resume Printer" button at the top of the queue window to change the printer from offline to online.

Aug 02, 2010 | HP DeskJet 3650 InkJet Printer

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HP laserJet printer 4100 is locked in idle or offline won't print


hi

· Step 1
Open the Start menu and click on the "Printers and Faxes" icon. This will open a window with a list of the printers currently set up on your computer.
· Step 2
Double-click on the icon of the printer you want to change to online. A pop-up window detailing all current print jobs will open.
· Step 3
Go to Printer in the menu bar of the pop-up window and uncheck "Use Printer Offline." This action will change the printer from offline to online.
Mac Instructions · Step 1
Open System Preferences by clicking on the icon in the Dock.
· Step 2
Go to the Print & Fax control panel under the Hardware category.
· Step 3
Select the printer you want to take online from the list on the left side of the screen. Then click on the "Open Print Queue" button.
· Step 4
Click on the "Resume Printer" button at the top of the queue window to change the printer from offline to online.

Jul 16, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Why does my printer notrecognize the ink?


follow the mentioned procedure:
1. click start manu
2.open fax and printer
3.double click the effected printer icon
4.there will be show some print order, delet all the print order, then restart your printer.
solution-2
if you use continuous inking system, push out all the ink cartiges from the chamber. then clean the conected area and set the cartige again perfectly.

Feb 05, 2010 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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On my Test Pattern 2 the blue/light blue and green/yeallow have steeks in it. The documents that I print have streaks going across the page. I've cleaned everythign I can clean. The printer has 6,251...


SolutionFollow the given steps in the order presented to resolve the issue: Step one: Retry the print jobThe problem may occur only rarely. If you have not seen it in other printouts, try again. Step two: Increase the print quality modeIf reprinting did not help, try increasing the print quality mode.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected, and then click Properties .
  3. Select the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Print Quality area, choose the next higher quality setting. If the current setting is Draft, choose Normal. If the current setting is Normal, choose Best.
Step three: Print in grayscale (black area streaking only) If the streaks are in a black area of a black and white printout, change to grayscale printing.
NOTE: This step does not apply to color printouts.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected and click Properties .
  3. Click the Color tab, and select Print Grayscale and High Quality .
Step four: Clean the printheadsIf the print quality is still bad, clean the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Settings , Print Settings , and then select Printer Toolbox .
  4. Click the Service Tab .
  5. Click Clean Printhead , and then click Clean .
Step five: Align the printheads If the print quality is still bad, align the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox , and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Align Printheads . The Align Printheads window opens. Click Align .
  4. The printer prints an alignment page. The lines in the patterns should appear to be straight. Click OK when the page finishes printing.
Step six: Calibrate the linefeed If the print quality is still bad, calibrate the linefeed:
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Calibrate Advanced Linefeed . The Advanced Linefeed Calibration window opens. Click OK .
Step seven: Replace one or both printheads If the print quality is still bad after performing all the above steps, one or both of the printheads will have to be replaced. Print a PQ Diagnostic page to see which printhead should be replaced.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Press 1 and * simultaneously.
  4. Look at the color blocks labeled Test Pattern 2. Some or all of them could show white horizontal streaks. If none of the blocks are streaked, the printheads are okay.
    • If the Black block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Cyan block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Magenta block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Red block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Green block has lines – replace the KY printhead.

Dec 21, 2009 | HP OfficeJet Pro L7580 InkJet Printer

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Power light flashing and red light on button 2 will not print


Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. There are two step-by-step procedures to resolve the issue—

Procedure 1

  1. Turn off the printer and ensure that the print head is at its home location and locked in place as normal;
  2. Power off the printer at the wall or by removing the power cable for at least 20 seconds;
  3. While you restore power to the printer at the wall socket or by reinserting the cable, if the lights come back on straight away, the printer’s power switch was ‘on’ - switch it off and return to step 1;
  4. Hold down the paper-feed button and the button with the ink-drops next to it, and then turn on the printer, still holding the buttons down;
  5. When the paper-out LED flashes, release the buttons;
  6. Press and hold the Cleaning button, until several lights flash - this will take a few seconds then release the button;
  7. The printer will now attempt to reset, including resetting the EPROM memory and running a short (about 10 seconds) cleaning cycle.

Procedure 2

  1. Turn off the printer and ensure that the print head is at it’s home location and locked in place as normal;
  2. Hold down the paper feed button only;
  3. Turn on the printer;
  4. As the paper feed light starts flashing, release the button;
  5. Immediately hold down the ink-drops button for some 10-20 seconds or until the printer springs into life;
  6. Allow printer to complete its processing then turn it off for a few seconds and turn it again on.

By following the above any one of the step-by-step procedure, the printer will start printing normally.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

Oct 03, 2009 | Epson Stylus 680 InkJet Color Printer

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HP C3150 error flashing....not printing!


You may have got a bad ink cartridge, I would try changing it again to see if that helps!!

Jun 19, 2008 | HP Photosmart C3150 Printer

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IJ650 Printer


Make sure you have properly loaded the paper into the printer. If there is an error message on your screen, follow the instructions on it. If still nothing works try the following: > Check the printer cable. Is it securely plugged into the printer and your computer? > Check the printer status: a From the Start menu, click Settings Printers. b From the Printers folder, double-click the icon for your printer. c From the Printer menu, make sure: > Default Printer is selected. > Pause Printing is not selected. > If you have connected your printer to a device such as a scanner or fax machine, disconnect the printer from that device and connect the printer directly to your computer. > Check the printer port: a From the File menu of a software application, click Print or Printer Setup. b In the Where area, make sure your printer port is set to USB. > Make sure you have not installed multiple copies of the printer software: a From the Start menu, click Settings Printers. b In the Printers folder, make sure there is only one icon for your printer. c If you have two printer icons for the same printer, try printing a test page from each icon. Right-click the icon, select Properties, and then click the Print Test Page ? button. If the test page prints from one icon and not the other, delete the icon for the printer that does not print. If there is still a problem, uninstall and then reinstall the printer software: 1 From the Start menu, click: Programs >Compaq IJ650 >Uninstall Compaq IJ650. 2 Follow the instructions on your screen. 3 To reinstall the printer software, go here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=217392&lang=en& Good luck!

Apr 09, 2006 | Compaq Inkjet IJ650 Printer

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