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Front Panel Display is Blank - only small black squares

I can't get my HP PSC 2210 All-In-One InkJet Printer-Fax-Scanner-Copier to work. The front panel display screen stays blank, just small black squares and does not light up when in the on or off mode and of course, the small black squares dissappear when I unplug the power cord. When I plug the power in and turn it on, the copier light comes on and the cartridge starts to move out about an inch or two and makes a noise like it wants to print for a few second and then the cartridge moves back in to the left and the noise stops. This is very hard to troubleshoot, because the screen shows the black squares no matter which buttons I push. Thanks Mayzie

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Re: Front Panel Display is Blank - only small black...

Actually... I fixed mine more or less using just a kitchen knife.
I pried loose the plexiglass cover for the 2-line display by carefully sliding in a knife just under it.
It is stuck on with double sided scotch tape along the rim, and two plastic anchors in the bottom areas.
With that little cover removed I pushed and prodded the exposed display which made the text readable at times.
It turned out that if I pushed in the knife slightly at top of the display, and angled the knife to push the display unit 'forwards' it would start to make contact, and become readable.
I may have to open it up better some day to re-seat the display, but for now that worked.

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

Re: Front Panel Display is Blank - only small black...

The front panel display initializing and then disapear and then the functional buttoms begin to flash. nothing happen again. when i press the on buttom the same thing reocurre

Posted on Jan 09, 2007

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