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Both lights on the printer are flashing and the printer ribbon will not line up

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Check page 10 in the manual at this link:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/bpd09384.pdf

If the "Resume" & "Power" buttons & lights are the ones you refer to, then here is a page explaining how to resolve this issue:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=71895&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=71895&objectID=c00681585

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