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Power button flashes, the printer will not print.

All of a sudden the printer has lost communication with my computer and the power button flashes. I can shut it off - but when I press the power button again it still flashes. The scanner works and the copy button makes a noise like it is scanning to memory but then just sits there rather than print. I've tried everything I can think of - unplug, disconnect every connection, take cartridges out and replace them (not with new because I know they are basically new and they printed fine less than 24 hours before this happened), tried to have the printer communicate with the PC in many different ways. Still no printing and power button flashes.......Any suggestions?

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  • saxtoncc Feb 06, 2009

    Sorry all - My printer is a Lexmark - All in One X1150 and the power light is still flashing !

  • saxtoncc Feb 06, 2009

    Yes I know it's old and I can afford a better one it's just that it has always worked so good and I love it so when all of a sudden the light flashes I wonder why. If it is something simple then I can do it and still have the all-in-one I love. Even now I have another printer but since the Lexmark still scans good I will keep it, and use it for that and print with the other Hp I just connected. And thanks for the suggestion of the manual I did look up the problem there too using the same KEYwords and found nothing referring to the power light at all. Kinda dumb huh? Anyway, thanks for trying to help - I just thought someone out there might have known of the same problem.


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Yes solved it - clean the ink cartridge sensors on the right of the printer where the ink cartridge go to be parked - they do a test before printing and they can get caked with ink from previous testing and thus it will most like be the black one has a problem since it does the most printing - you will need get the ink cartriges move to the center - then put hand inside the printer till you reach the right back corner - go below ink cartridge carriage rail and touch the bottom - you should feel the sensor pads there and they move a little bit even wobble some - rub the tip of your fingers over them and bring your hand out if there is a lot of black ink on your finger - clean it - i used just common ordinary facial tissue - a cue tip with rubbing alcohol might need to be used if its really dried and caked on - these sensors can go completly out and need to be replaced
- most of the time they just need cleaning

fix 2 - while you are there go ahead and remove the black cartridge and clean the tip as well

fix 3 some times the contacts need cleaning - they can get ink on them or they can corrode up as well from electrolyses - you probably need tv tuner cleaner you buy from radio shack or what ever a computer tech would recommend

after you do all of that make sure you do a print head alignment check and test - that will ensure every thing is in good working order and no more cleaning is required

most likely it is the ink sensors - fixed my brothers this morning

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Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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I had the same problem. The power button was flashing and the scanner works good.

I had to open the printer and found that inside a spring was broken. The spring operates a lever wich send a signal.

If you like to know how to open the printer let me know.

Kind regards

Ps. Sorry for my bad english writing

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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I have found out that if I give everything a good clean (dust gathers...! ;-( ) then turn the PC off, leave a few minutes then turn on again , it often solves loads of various problems !
Hope that does the trick...

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It would help if you mention what type & model printer it is.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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    Stephen Clouthier Feb 06, 2009

    I feel bad. I have researched his issue for over an hour. There is nothing out there regarding flashing light sequences or light error codes for this printer. I have downloaded the manuals from which is the same family & there is absolutely nothing useful. It also seems this unit is very old (2004 date range) I know we are not all rich but maybe see about a better unit now that technology us better. I suggest before doing so tho you look at the manuals for helpfulness on troubleshooting guides. Sorry again.


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if you put the installation cd in the drive and then if it autostarts close it down, then go to device manager and the properties of the scanner and update driver let pc search automatically and it should reinstall it and then all should be fine i hope , had the same problem on my all in one device

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SOURCE: Scanning error - cannot scan error code 2,155,0 ???

I had the same problem with a new Canon MP970. Printed ok, but couldn't communicate with the scanner - error 2,155,0.
Canon phone support didn't help, and suggested it was a firewall problem. I uninstalled, and re-installed, turning off firewall, virus software, and everything. No luck. Tried several USB cables, no luck.
Then I uninstalled again - as well as a couple of old drivers and software associated with two now deceased printer/scanners.
This time I plugged the (same) USB in and turned on the device, using Windows' own hardware install wizard.
Now it works fine (at least for now... touch wood).
So - the problem might be either conflict with other printer/scanner devices installed, or with Canon's installation software.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Scanner won't communicate with computer

Try this,

Go to Control Panel >> Device Manager, look for the scanner in 'Device Manager' under 'Imaging Devices'
Right click on it and select 'Uninstall' and allow it to be uninstalled.
Remove the USB lead from the scanner.
Re-boot the Computer.
Once windows appears and is ready toi use, re-connect the scanner USB lead.
Windows should re-install the drivers and tell you the scanner is ready to use................hopefully!

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: HP 7590 office jet pro scanner does not communicate


The scanner function is not available when you are connected wireless, you must be connected via USB to your PC for the scanner to function correctly.

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