Question about HP DeskJet 3520 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Flashing on/off light on hp deskjet 3520 printer

The on/off green light flashes constantly on my hp deskjet 3520 printer & my computer recognizes the printer but it won't print anything. I've reinstalled the printer software, unplugged the usb cord, turned the printer on and off and the light is still flashing. Is there anything I can do to fix the problem so I can use the printer?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Introduction The printer lights indicate the printer status. These lights can be on, off, or blinking (flashing), depending on the status of the printer. The sections below describe the most common combinations of blinking lights, how to fix the issue, and how the issue is caused. NOTE: The light patterns included in this document are described as blinking or flashing lights. For the purpose of this document, "flashing" means the same as "blinking." Blinking lights Printer lights can can blink for more than one reason, so the solution can vary. These solutions need not be performed in a specific order, but solutions for the most common issues are presented first. Blinking lights are often accompanied by an error message on the computer screen, which might help determine the solution. Issue: Power light is blinking

flashing on/off light on hp deskjet 3520 printer - c00374282.gif Solution

Close the cover.

Cause

Printer cover is open. Solution

Insert appropriate media in the In tray.

Cause

The printer is out of paper. Solution

  • Change the printer's print mode setting.
  • Change the printer's paper type selection.
  • Use a different brand of label media.


Cause

The printer has difficulty picking up label media. Solution

Follow each of these steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Remove the paper from both paper trays.
  2. Press the power button once. Wait a moment for the paper jam to clear.
  3. If printing labels, verify that a label did not become detached while passing through the printer. If the paper jam was not resolved, continue on to the next steps.
  4. Remove the rear access door.
  5. Remove the paper jam through the opening at the back of the printer.
  6. Replace the rear access door.
  7. Reload the paper into the paper In tray.
  8. Print the document.


Cause

There is a paper jam. Solution

Follow each of these steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Remove and then reinsert the print cartridge(s) into the printer.
  2. Clean the print cartridges automatically using the Clean Cartridges option in the Printer Assistant.
  3. Manually clean the print cartridges and print cartridge cradles:
    • Open the printer cover and wait until the carriage moves to the center.
    • Press the Power button to turn off the printer.
    • Disconnect power cord from the back of the printer.
    • Remove the print cartridges and place them on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
    • Lightly moisten a cotton swab with distilled water.
    • Clean the face and edges of the print cartridges with the swab. Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts.
    • Wipe the underside of the print cartridge cradle walls using a clean, moistened swab.
    • Reinsert the print cartridges.
    • Close the printer cover.
    • Connect the power cord to the back of the printer.
    • Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
  4. Calibrate the print cartridges.
  5. If the light is still flashing, replace the print cartridges.


Cause

There is a problem with a print cartridge. Solution

  1. Print a printer self-test by holding the power button down with a pencil and opening and closing the top cover four times.
  2. Check the nozzle self-test pattern in the self-test print out. If one or more of the solid rectangular areas are missing, an electrical contact problem may be present.
  3. Remove and then reinsert the print cartridge(s) into the printer.
  4. Print the document.
  5. If the problem persists, follow the steps listed above for cleaning the print cartridges and print cartridge cradle.
  6. Try printing again. If the problem continues, replace the print cartridges.


Cause

The print cartridge has partial loss of electrical interface with the carriage connections.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I HAVE A D4260 DESKJET PRINTER THE RESUME LIGHT IS CONSTANTLY FLASHING IT HAS PAPER BUT WONT PRINT A THING HEEELLLPPP!!!!


if light is constantly flashing, printer is not print.
printer on and all papers out in printer and light is always on than paper in and print.

Mar 01, 2010 | HP Deskjet D4260 Printer

3 Answers

HP 920c Deskjet feeds blank paper constantly. Will not print. Just shoots paper out.


deskjet 920c will not print, green light flashes and blank paper comes out. Printer will print test page perfectly.

Nov 07, 2009 | HP DeskJet 920c InkJet Printer

1 Answer

E will not clear, and there is a constant flashing red light in front of the photo icon


One of the cartridges may be electrical defective and the printer not recognize it.try to replace the cartridges.

Sep 28, 2009 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

2 Answers

Driver for HP Deskjet 3520


try to click at this link....use windows 2000

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=305968&lang=en&

May 26, 2009 | HP DeskJet 3520 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

On/off light keeps flashing green and will not print.


Hi,

Your problem can be caused by a couple of things.....paper jam, printer cover open,etc...

But have no fear below is a link to figure out what is causing this problem and the solution to fix it....

Blinking Lights

Apr 27, 2009 | HP DeskJet 3520 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Deskjet 2360 is offline with files pending. doesn't print


if your printer constantly blinking it means something wrong inside your printer, do you changes the ink cartridge sometimes it couse trouble to your printer if one of the cartridges is deffictive, Can you check the power adapter of your printer check the three terminal with analog or digital multi tester. the center one is negative ither both side have a positive 16 volts and positive 32 volts if the reading is decrease replace the power adapter with new one, if still no happen your logic board of your printer have a problem in this time its better to buy the one printer

Apr 04, 2009 | HP Deskjet 2360 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Reset button constantly flashing and wont reset!


Hi Cressy

1.Power off the printer, then Unplug the power cable from back of printer and from wall outlet.

2.Press and hold ON button for 30 seconds

3.Now plugin and check the printer

Thanks
Riz

Jan 06, 2009 | HP DeskJet 970cxi InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP DeskJet 3520 InkJet Printer Logo

2,253 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Printers & Copiers Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96333 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7987 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a HP Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...