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All lights keep blinking!tried unplugging and reinstalling.Dead?

One day the lights started blinking, both the black/color light and check paper light. Unplugged the printer, bought new ink cartridges, tried to reinstall the software. What can I do before I give up on this frustrating machine?

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  • Milind Shetti
    Milind Shetti May 11, 2010

    Hi,
    If the Resume
    light continues to blink and the print cartridge cradle does not move to the right side of the printer, try these solutions:




    • Remove
      and reinstall the print cartridges. Verify that the print cartridges
      are in the print cartridge cradle before pushing them forward into
      position.


    • Verify that no obstruction prevents the print cartridge cradle from moving freely on the rod.


    • Verify that the vinyl tape has been removed from each of the print cartridges.


    If the problem persists, contact HP Customer Care.

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If the Resume all lights keep blinking!tried unplugging and rein - c00121686.jpg light continues to blink and the print cartridge cradle does not move to the right side of the printer, try these solutions:

  • Remove and reinstall the print cartridges. Verify that the print cartridges are in the print cartridge cradle before pushing them forward into position.
  • Verify that no obstruction prevents the print cartridge cradle from moving freely on the rod.
  • Verify that the vinyl tape has been removed from each of the print cartridges.
If the problem persists, contact HP Customer Care.

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