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P 5210 problem

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Have a problem with P 5210. Display shows: "Testing Hardware. Please wait" , printer doesn't work ofcourse .


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Have you tried reducing the machine to the basic unit and restarting it (take out any options and just reset the memory sticks). If it restarts, with a minimal configuration (like troubleshooting a PC) then just add things back, one by one until you find the culprit.

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