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It would have helped really had you given us some idea of what happens when you send a document to print; the fact there are many scenarios. However try the procedure below:-
“All lights blinking and printer not responding” is
indicative of serious ink cartridge issue. Usually when this happens the
printer fails to goes through the motions of the printing process, kind of
stands still with indicator lights just blinking away. This could be as a
result of either of these scenarios. i.Ink cartridge
has developed incompatibility or is incompatible
The Solution is to try an older/another cartridge (doesn’t matter if ink
is finished. You must replace cartridge one at a time). If lights stop blinking
it confirms that your cartridge has become incompatible or developed
incompatibility. Also if your printer is the type that can work with only one
cartridge, remove one after the other (closing back the lid/cover) to determine
which in the set (black or color) has become incompatible. At the instance the
incompatible one is removed and you close the lid, the blinking will stop (for
printers that can print with one ink cartridge only). Just replace the
incompatible one and start printing again. In most cases the issue is always
with one cartridge. But if both are affected, you have to replace both. Because
of this type of problem, always keep used cartridges somewhere safe; they come
in handy for this type of troubleshooting. ii.The Cartridge
electronic panel is dirty
The electronic panel on the cartridge that makes contact with the
cartridge carrier inside the printer is dirty and needs cleaning. This electronic panel is front part of the
cartridge with copper “dots”.
Solution is to try to clean this panel with a piece of folded tissue paper
soaked in a bit of methylated spirit. Also try to clean the area in the
cartridge carrier/holder that makes contact with the cartridge’s electronic
panel (Usually this is more difficult). If you cannot reach it with your
fingers, use a stick or something with tissue wrapped around it. Allow to dry
well and return the cartridges, close the cover. The blinking should stop if
the electronic panel is the issue. Once the blinking stops the printer will
It's possible that you may also need to replace the color ink cartridge. If this is not the case, then the message you're receiving could be due to any of a number of factors:
1) Make sure that you've removed the sticker and transparent tape from the new cartridge before installing it. 2) Make sure that the new cartridge is snapped in securely, and that the lid over it is snapped close. 3) Make sure that the black cartridge is on the left and the color one is on the right (silly as this may seem, it can actually cause problems). 4) If all of these are done and you still get the same message, you might try powering off and back on. 5) If it still doesn't recognize the ink, you might have a clogged print nozzle. To clean the print nozzles, click Start Menu > Programs > Dell Printers > Dell Photo AIO Printer 922 > Dell Printer Solution Center. On the "Maintenance" tab, click "Clean to fix horizontal streaks" - then click "Print."
I hope this helps you - please let me know if you still have problems, or if I can be of any other assistance.
Try unplugging the power cord, and replugging it after one minute has passed. (Turning the switch on and off does not work). If nothing changes, then rerun the CD used to install the printer. Both of these techniques reprogram the electronics, to a certain extent.
You might also visit the manufacturer's website, to see what solutions are being offered for printer problems. They usually have a number to call, in case you need to talk to a technician.
The toner forms small lumps and get stuck on the doctor blade of the cartridge. Where there are the lumps it blocks the toner from getting on the roller. Removing the doctor blade and cleaning it with a soft cloth and alcohol can solve your problem.
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