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PRINTER WONT DO ANYTHING

MY PRINTER WILL NOT PRINT AND THE MAINTENANCE LIGHT IS FLASHING 5 TIMES THEN STOPS THEN AGAIN AND SO ON

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  • mlb49 Dec 19, 2008

    hi - i have the same problem. 5 amber flashes. ip4300 won't print and pop-up message says it's "operator error"

    Early symptoms: warning that ink cartridges were low, so i printed in B&W. Printer sat for about a month with no printing - and then the "operator error" messages started. Looking at the ink cartridges the yellow, cyan and magenta were all blinking. The warning light was flashing 5 times - indicating a damaged print head.

    I purchased all new ink, and then did all the suggested solutions: cleaned the print head, but neither the resume button, nor the paper feed buttons work. Could not clean print head, could not deep clean print head using the printer.

    I don't think it's the printer head - it hasn't even printed a ****'s worth of paper - but it's beyone warantee period. Anyone know any tricks to help me print again?

    Many thanks -Mary

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Take the printhead out and run it under hot water.

Don't worry about getting the copper colored metal wet.

Set it to dry and reinstall into printer.

This has worked for me and others in the past.

Seeing as this error calls for a new printhead you have nothing to lose.


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