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Printer i cannot get the printer to print anything. the power light is on and whenever i try to print it does nothing.

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Zebra 105SL The printer was printing labels just fine on Friday. Monday morning it won't print anything. I send a document to it for printing and it just sits there doing nothing. Everything is connected...

Go to "Printers and Faxes" or "Devices and Printers" and try printing a test page by right clicking on the icon and choosing printer properties. This will better define if the problem is something wrong with the printer or connection OR if it is a software issue.

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I have never had a problem with this printer until now. I have installed new black & white as well as colored ink, but the power & paper lights flash, and both of the ink-out lights stay on. The...

Sad to hear that mate. I've still got mine and it works like a dream. I can leave it for years without printing anything and after a few head cleans it still prints like new.

Try and get another one because its that good and replacement ink costs

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Lower light blinks on everytime I try to print anything and nothing prints

Check for any paper jams, I think the orange light mean that there is a error and therefore cant print, check incartriges and other areas inside

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My HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One won't copy or scan any document


Your printer might need some servicing ,u can try out the following steps in order to service the unit .

Clean the electrical contacts on the print cartridges and the print carriage Followthese steps to clean the electrical contacts on the print cartridgesand the print carriage. Do not replace the cartridges until prompted todo so.
  1. With the power turned on, open the product and remove both cartridges.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the product.
  3. Lightly moisten a cotton swab or lint-free cloth (like a coffee filter) with distilled, filtered, or bottled water. CAUTION: Tap water might contain contaminants that can damage the print cartridge.
  4. Whileholding the cartridge by the sides, gently wipe the cartridge contacts.Wipe the contacts with a dry, cotton cloth to dry the contacts andfinish cleaning. Figure 1: Clean the cartridge contacts c00617184.gif 1 - Contacts 2 - Nozzles
    NOTE: Do not touch the cartridge nozzles while cleaning the cartridge.
  5. Lightly moisten another cotton swab or lint-free cloth (like a coffee filter) with distilled, filtered, or bottled water. CAUTION: Tap water might contain contaminants that can damage the print carriage.
  6. Inside the product, clean and dry the electrical contacts of the print carriage with the swab or cloth. Figure 2: Carriage contacts c00246272.gif
  7. Wait five minutes for the contacts to dry.
  8. Plug the power cord into the back of the product and turn it on.
  9. When Insert (right or left) Ink cartridgeappears in the control panel display, insert one of the cartridges.Check for any messages that appear in the display and then insert theremaining cartridge.
  10. Print a self-test page again and check the print speed.
  11. If the self-test page takes significantly longer than 30 seconds, replace the ink cartridges, and repeat the self-test.
If you have replaced the cartridges and the self-test page takes significantly longer than 30 seconds, service your product. If the self-test page prints at an acceptable speed, continue to the next step to begin testing printing software.


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unplug the power cord from the back of the unit without turning off theprinter.
press n hold # key and 6 key together n do not release the keys ,while holdingthem down plug in the power cord back into the unit.
wait for a few seconds as it would make certain noises and turn off , when theunit turns off release the keys .

after a few seconds turn on the printer , wait as it wud go into initialisationmode > might ask to press 1 for language (please follow instructions ) itwould give 2 or 3 allignment sheets.

In case it does not work the unit might need to be replaced . U can call HP Tech Support # 1800 474 6836 to get the replacement options as they provide a good deal .

Thanks n take care.

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Scanwagon won't stop pulling back

try installing this patch ;)
hope it helps .
all the best

Sep 22, 2008 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Nothing working! might want to get fresh drivers, from and re install. might work.

Jun 01, 2008 | Lexmark X5150 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The printer apear to be dead!

Buttons and lights on the printer Two buttons and three lights are located on the front of an HP Deskjet printer.
  • The lights tell when the printer is working or when it needs attention.
  • The buttons help control the printer.
Buttons and lights Purpose c00123886.jpg POWER button and light Push the POWER button to turn the printer off and on. When lit, the light shows that the printer is turned on. c00123889.jpg RESUME button and light The light blinks when there is a problem with paper. When the problem is corrected, press the button. c00123892.jpg Print cartridge light The light blinks when there is a problem with a print cartridge. When the problem is corrected and the top cover is closed, the light will stop blinking. Troubleshooting blinking printer lights Blinking lights Reason c00123895.jpg

All lights are off. The printer is off (asleep).

Press the POWER buttonc00123886.jpg to turn the printer on.

The printer should turn on automatically when a print job is sent to it. c00123898.jpg

The POWER (top) light is on. The printer is idle.

The printer is ready to print a document. c00123900.jpg

The POWER (top) light is blinking. The printer is busy printing.

Allow enough time to print. When a document has many fonts or graphics or uses complex color such as a color photo, it takes longer to begin printing. c00123902.jpg

The PRINT CARTRIDGE (bottom) light is blinking. Possible causes:

  • The front cover is open. Make sure the front cover is completely closed.
  • The print cartridge is missing. Make sure the print cartridge has been installed correctly.
  • The print cartridge is broken or incompatible. Lift the front cover, and wait for the print-cartridge cradle to slide out. Check the part numbers on the print cartridge:

Black: 51645A

Color: C1823D,

If the print cartridges are compatible and correctly installed, they may be defective. Try replacing the print cartridges.

If none of the above suggestions fix the problem, and, if the error message still occurs, it may be a hardware failure. Call the HP Customer Support Center.

Jan 20, 2008 | HP DeskJet 710c InkJet Printer

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Hp psc 750 cariage problem

Look inside the printer for anything that shouldn't be in there... like paper or dust.
Cariage jam is shown whenever the carriage is blocked by something... even the service station (the black container in the right where the cariage sleeps). With the printer cover open try to power up the unit. Look where the cariage stops. Ceck with a flashlight for any obstacles in that area. Olso verify if the service station is moving. It could be broken and the cariage cannot move away from it.

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Problems with printing

Make sure all cables are properly connected and not damaged. Try connecting it to a different port on your computer to make sure the port isn't at fault.

I suppose lights seem to be n"normal" on it? No flashing lights that may indicate problems or anything like that?

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Paper problem

At this point, you my wish to try feeding a slightly thicker piece of paper or light card stock through the printer. If that fails and there is no obvious paper jam then I'm afraid there is nothing else and the printer would need to be serviced or replaced.

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