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Printer will not print

I have been trying to get the printer to print but it keeps flashing with six orange flashes followed by one green flash on the LED. THe print head does not return to the far right hand side but stops in the middle which is the position where the ink cartridges can be replaced. It will not even do deep head cleaning or any other functions. I have tried powering on and off but to no avail. The printer shows a status of ready but when print is selected it fails to print. The cocver is closed and the microswitch that the cover operates appears to be operating correctly. Thrte are new ink cartridges in the print head so this is not the fault and these are all correctly seated.

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  • Ronald Pepper
    Ronald Pepper Nov 11, 2007

    my problem is exactly the same. the only difference is that I changed one cartridge and refilled the others. The printer worked fine for a few high graphic pages then stopped with the same 6 orange one green code. exactly as the previous guy stated "I have been trying to get the printer to print but it keeps flashing
    with six orange flashes followed by one green flash on the LED. THe
    print head does not return to the far right hand side but stops in the
    middle which is the position where the ink cartridges can be replaced.

    It will not even do deep head cleaning or any other functions.

    I
    have tried powering on and off but to no avail. The printer shows a
    status of ready but when print is selected it fails to print. The
    cocver is closed and the microswitch that the cover operates appears to
    be operating correctly. Thrte are new ink cartridges in the print head
    so this is not the fault and these are all correctly seated."

  • gcmelzi Nov 30, 2007

    Exactly same printer and same problem since ten days: six amber lights followed by one green, and then the same sequence again and again and no answer at any command, even with new cartridges.
    Remove and cleaup of cartridges box doesn't get any result.

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This worked perfectly for my printer:

Waste Ink Counter Reset

Power off printer and covers closed
Hold down the Resume button then press and hold POWER, the Green Indicator will light. While holding down POWER , release RESUME
Double click (2 clicks) RESUME then release BOTH POWER and RESUME and wait still the printer stops blinking.
When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times. The indicator should be ORANGE.
Press Power to set data

I got the solution from the Internet at the following link:
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/15620

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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