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1. red warning lite on check print cart. 2 Error up on "copies. 3have printed test page for 2. 4 have attempted to reset by turning off. 5 cannot find solution in troubleshooting

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  • ron_pola Jan 05, 2009

    carried out as per instructions problem still exists

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The ink cartridge is not getting good contact. If its a new cartridge the the glue that holds the tape on the bottom some times a little piece will still be on there.the printer should have a prim mode. Make modol would help. PS That will make all the Errors

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Ok what kind of printer do u have? and have you tried to unplug it and plug it back in this also resets it

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This is the link for HP support page
for HP Officejet J3600 (just an example)
You need to type your model and follow the troubleshooting guide
Good Luck
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=buu02180&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&rule=8485&product=3441011

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Please mention the model number of the printer :

Try to clean the cartridge :

Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

And check if the error lights are blinking on the printer..

Good luck...

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    Anand Kumar Jan 06, 2009

    Then try to change the cart in the printer and then check if your getting the same error....Did the printer had paper jam before the lights started blinking ....

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The red light usually signifies that either an ink cartridge is empty, no paper loaded, or there is a paper jam. You can view the manuals here: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=Doc&oid=29081&prodoid=37368464



Thanks.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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    taran_2005 Jan 05, 2009

    U may also check this mnaul bcoz the solution wld be the same even for Hp printer..





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