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Printer not printing

Printer does not print and led with te drop is blinking

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I am having a problem very similar.
I have new ink cartridges and enough paper in my printer.
The red light on the tear drop icon won't stop for a second. I tried everything. I looked inside for any tiny papers- and i found two but that was all- and I can't figure out what the problem is!
I have an Epson Stylus C86.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

Re: printer not printing

I am having the same problem with my Epson C88 printer that another reader has had. The tear-dropped icon is lit red, and the printer will not print -- even after replacing the ink cartridges. They have not responded to my e-mails...

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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I hate Epson. Had problems with Stylus C82 and now my replacement Stylus C86 has given me nothing but trouble.
I've just replaced all four ink cartridges and now when I print I'm only getting blank pages. I uninstalled, reinstalled, and nothing is working. I even called Epson, twice, only to be routed to the Phillipines where neither person was very helpful, in fact, had a hard time understanding their English. So this is what I;m going to do. I'm taking this bloody Stylus C86 outside and smash it with a hammer..then I'm going to buy a HR Printer...and if anybody from Epson reads this...good luck...your products SUCK!!

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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My Brother HL-2140 Went out in a storm. All three lights just keep blinking no matter what I do. Held down on the blue light button a number of time, restarted computer, turned off printer, reloaded ink...

You can find the usre's manual here:
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data
in the memory.
2) If the TONER LED is blinking:
Toner low
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Buy a new toner cartridge and have
it ready for when Toner life end is indicated.
The Toner LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
Drum life end soon
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you get a new drum unit
to replace the current one. See Replacing the drum unit on page 69.
The Drum LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
4) If the RED ERROR LED is blinking:
Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.

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Printer not printing

Replace cart. or clean the print head and absober you will need a printer cleaning kit for this task.

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Blinking teardrop light blinking

Blinking drop light on HP6122 signifies an ink cartridge is out of ink. There are two cartridges -- color (larger of two) and black (smaller of two). Blinking drop light only indicates either, but not which. HP6122 service software and print driver are available from HP website HP6122 service software has a printer maintenance utility which includes ink cartridge monitor. Use the maitenance service utility to determine which (or both) cartridge is out of ink. With cartridge replacement, printer should automatically print test page, then reset and be ready for printing from your computer. To clear printed documents from print que, open the HP6122 print que via control panel > printers > double-click on HP6122 driver to show que > select document tab > select cancel.

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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.

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Paper LED Blinking

Did you see
The Paper LED is flashing.
papereroor2.gif Meaning of LED Indication

Front cover is open:
Close the front cover of the printer.

Back cover is open:
Close the back cover of the printer.

Paper jam:
Clear the paper jam. To see paper jams and how to clear them, click here. If the printer does not start printing, press the Go button.

No paper fed manual feed slot:
Put the paper back in the manual feed slot.

Memory full:
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, click here.

Print overrun:
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, click here.

Clean drum unit:
The corona wire needs to be cleaned. To see how to clean the corona wire, click here.

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There is a red light flashing

From the OKI site, I found this information. My problem is a Flash 2 Blink, which is a problem with the cover or minor error, whatever that means. I can't figure out how to fix it. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

Flash type Ready LED (Green) Manual feed LED (Amber) Error LED (Amber) Meaning Flash 1 -- slow blink X ecblank.gif ecblank.gif The printer is processing data when printing has been suspended. ecblank.gif ecblank.gif ecblank.gif X The image drum required changing or toner is low. Flash 2 -- blink X ecblank.gif ecblank.gif The printer is receiving and processing data during printing or the printer is resetting itself. ecblank.gif ecblank.gif X ecblank.gif The printer is requesting manual paper feed. ecblank.gif ecblank.gif ecblank.gif X There is a printing error, problem with paper or a cover open. ecblank.gif X X X There is a minor error with the printer. Flash 3 -- rapid blink X X X There is a major error with the printer.

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