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Hp photosmart 3180 had a paper jam. I cleared the paper jam but now the lights are off and I can't get them back on, the only light flashing is the on and off button and that won't go on or off just flashes

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Remove the cartridges from the printer.then OFF the printer .then unplug the power cord of the printer from electric scource.then wait for one minute.then again connect the printer power cord.then ON the pinter .then before inserting the cartridges clean the brown colour dotted circuit of both printer and cartridge with a tissue paper.and then insert the should work after this.

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