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Stuck on "initilizing"

The printer jamed and I removed the paper. Once I closed the front cover the display reads "Initilizing". It is stuck in this process.

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  • neillabelle Dec 02, 2008

    I checked there is no paper jam. All the ink cartridges where replace several days ago and hundreds of prints ago. The paper tray is full. Any ideas?????

  • Alexander Akoi
    Alexander Akoi Oct 29, 2012

    ok thank u. i'm going to open it to check for any piece of paper and get back to you later.



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There are 3 things that will prevent it from going "ready"; they are

1. a paper jam (did you retrieve all of the page out of the printer?), all it take is a small piece of paper in the wrong spot and that will do it.

2. No paper in the paper tray.

3. The ink or toner cartridge is not seated properly or just plain missing. A color laserjet has 4 cartridges.

Good Luck!!!

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

  • Richard Lilja
    Richard Lilja Dec 02, 2008

    What error codes appear in the printer's lcd screen? What does the printer driver say when you open the printer on your computer?

    Unplug the printer, wait 10 seconds and turn it back on, does it clear itself?
    More info is needed before I can help further with more details!

    Experience still says a paper jam is still there.

  • John Campagna Nov 17, 2012

    Thank you it was a small piece of paper



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