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Ink refill and paper refill lights flashing although both are full

Both the ink light and the paper refill light are flashing constantly. Ink is refilled and there is paper in machine

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This is usually a general error and having had five of these printers I'd hazard a guess that the problem is being caused by the white plastic part of the printhead cleaning and parking system (located in the right side of the printer).

If your printhead is unable to reach the parking position (far right) you can be sure this is the cause. To solve it you simply slide the printhead left out of the way and then manipulate the white plastic piece down to the right and then back up into the correct connecting position with the black parking pad part.

If this isn't the problem then it's likely that some kind of other issue such as paper jam, disconnected flat cabling or bad cartridge chips/connection is to blame.

If you have any more intel on symptoms, range of motion, etc... I'll do what I can to help further.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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