A couple of days ago our printer stopped working. All the lights are flashing, i.e. the on/off light, the paper feed light, and the toner light.
If we turn the printer off then back on and reboot the PC it makes no difference, the lights still flash.
Also, if I lift the hood of the printer, the toners don't move (normally they move in a "self test" style?).
I hope you can find a solution to our problem.
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Re: Printer stopped printing, all lights flashing
Sounds like a bad cartridge. 45's, 15's 23's & 78's seem to do that. Replace the cartridge, but try wiping the copper strips on the cartridge and where they fit into the printer as well with some alcohol on a paper towel. if , not, put the old ones back in. if it still does it, it might be simply dying.
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the flashing amber status light is normal indicating data going from computer to printer.the flashing paper light indicates a paper jam or out of paper. A sensor maybe not working properly or sticking. If your model number ends in a D check
when i turn the printer on the light flashes amber several times, then green then repeats flashing amber, and back to green etc. turning it off and back on made no difference. last time it worked normally after being off for a couple of days, but now it is doing that again.
Amber light flashes 7 times, then green for a couple of seconds, then amber 7 times etc.
In addition to providing information about current tasks, the lights on the front panel can also indicate error conditions, as described in the table below: If the On light, Check Print Cartridge light, Check Paper light, and Start Copy, Black and Start Copy, Color lights are all flashing, do the following: 1 Verify that the front-panel overlay is attached to the HPPSC. 2 Turn your HPPSC off and on by disconnecting the power cord and reconnecting.
All ights blinking: An error caused the HPPSC to stop functioning. 1 Turn the HPPSC off and then on. 2 Restart your computer. 3 If the problem is not corrected, unplug the HPPSC and plug it in again. If the problem persists, contact HP.
You will see 3 led lights on the printer. They will blink continously if:
if the print cartridge status light is flashing
-- check if the top cover is open, Close the top cover. -- there may be a problem with a print cartridge 1. Verify that the correct print cartridges are installed. 2. Check if a print cartridge is low on ink or improperly installed.
if the resume light is flashing
-- the printer may be out of paper 1. Place paper in the In tray. 2. Press the Resume button on the front of
-- the printer may be ready to print the second side of a two-sided document 1. Follow the onscreen instructions for printing the second side. 2. Press the Resume button.
if the power light is flashing
-- the printer is preparing to print -- The light stops flashing when the printer has received all data.
if all lights are flashing
-- the printer may need to be restarted 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer, then press the Power button to restart the printer.Proceed to step 2 if the lights continue to flash. 2. Press the Power button to turn off the printer. 3. Disconnect the printer from the power source. 4. Reconnect the printer to the power source.Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
There are 2 different types of flashing patterns with those two lights on the printer.
Resume light and power light BLINKING ALTERNATELY
Problem: Paper is jammed in the printer.
Resume blinking SIMULTANEOUSLY with power light
The print cartridge carriage is stuck.
1. Open the top of the printer.
2. Remove anything that is blocking the carriage path.
3. Turn the printer off.
4. Turn the printer on.
There is something wrong with the printer. (I didn't write it, I am
pulling this from actual HP tech documents, so don't blame me on this
Turn the printer off.
Turn the printer on.
If the printer will not turn off, unplug the power cable from the electrical outlet or wall outlet.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
Wait about 30 seconds.
Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
Plug the power cord to the back of the printer.
Information gathered: Basically the printer carrier has stalled.
Lexmark documentation states that you should turn off your printer and wait a few seconds and turn the printer back on.
Restarting the spooler will sometimes do the trick as well.
Go to start, run
type: <cmd> without <>
Command prompt will open up.
Type: net stop spooler
The spooler will say it stopped successfully.
Type net start spooler
The spooler will say it started successfully.
Hope this helps!