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Hi....take it to a tech to check about the system control chip... the control chip would have gone bad... and they will replace u with a new chip..
or else Try manually moving the head carriage back and forth a few times!
Also check, if there isn't some piece of paper lodged inside, if yes try to remove it carefully!..

these are the possible solutions u can try out...
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Hp officejet 4500 will not print from mac ibook g4


HP Officejet 4500 (G510) Series and 4500 (K710) Series All-in-One Printers - The All-in-One Does Not Pick Up or Feed Paper Issue The product does not pick up or feed paper from the paper tray. How to use the solutions in this document To resolve the issue, try each solution in this document in the order presented. c01733891.gif IMPORTANT : Each time you try a solution, try to print a self-test report to determine if the hardware is functioning correctly. To print a self-test report, use the steps in the following table. How to print a self-test report
  1. Load plain, white paper in the paper tray.
  2. Press and hold the Cancel button (c01235250.gif ) on the product control panel.
  3. While holding the Cancel button (c01235250.gif ), press the OK button (c01961874.gif ). The self-test report prints.

NOTE: Refer back to the steps in this table after attempting each solution. Solution one: Reset the All-in-One
  1. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  2. Wait 30 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the product.
  4. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
  5. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution two: Check the paper The condition of the paper or the amount of paper loaded might prevent the rollers from picking it up and feeding it through the product. Use the following steps to check the paper in the input tray.
  1. Remove any wrinkled or damaged paper from the input tray.
  2. Make sure that all the paper is the same size and type.
  3. Tap the stack of paper on a flat surface to align the edges.
  4. Make sure that the stack of paper contains from 10 to 25 sheets of paper.
    NOTE: Do not overload the input tray. Make sure the stack of paper is shorter than the top of the paper width guide.
  5. Insert the stack of paper into the product, and then gently push the paper width guide snugly against the paper. Figure 1: Load paper c01970609.gif 1 - Load paper 2 - Adjust the paper width guide Illustration of loading paper and adjusting the paper width guide
  6. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution three: Check the print settings The paper settings in the print driver must match the paper size and type loaded in the product. Use the following instructions to adjust the paper settings.
  1. In the software program you are printing from, click File .
  2. Click Print , and then click Setup , Properties , or Preferences .
    NOTE: The specific options might vary depending on the software program.
  3. Click the Features tab.
  4. In the Basic Options pane, select More from the Paper sizes drop-down list.
  5. Select the size of paper loaded in the product, and then click OK .
  6. In the Basic Options pane, select More from the Paper type drop-down list.
  7. Select the type of paper that you loaded, and then click OK .
    NOTE: These changes do not change the default print settings. The print settings revert to the default settings the next time you open the program.
  8. Change any other print settings necessary, and then click OK .
  9. Click OK to print.
  10. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution four: Clean the rollers Follow these steps to clean the rear rollers and the pick rollers on the HP product. Step One: Clean the rear rollers
  1. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
  3. Remove the rear access door. Press in the tab on the left side of the door, and then pull the door away from the product. Figure 2: Remove the rear access door c01961876.gif Remove the rear access door
  4. Lightly moisten a lint-free cloth with distilled or bottled water, and then wipe the paper rollers. Rotate the rollers with your fingers to clean all the way around. Figure 3: Clean the rollers c00246512.jpg Graphic: Showing paper rollers
  5. Make sure that the paper feed rollers on the rear access door are clean, free of paper bits, and rotate freely. Figure 4: Access door rollers c01590938.gif Access door rollers
  6. Allow the rollers to dry completely.
  7. Reattach the rear access door. Push the door forward until it snaps into place.
Step two: Clean the pick roller
  1. Remove any paper from the paper tray.
  2. Remove the rear access door. Press in the tab on the left side of the door, and then pull the door away from the product. Figure 5: Remove the rear access door c01961876.gif Remove the rear access door Figure 6: Rear rollers and location of pick roller c01976220.gif Image: Rear rollers and location of pick roller
  3. Lightly moisten a lint-free cloth with distilled or bottled water, and then wipe the pick roller. Rotate the pick roller upward with your fingers to clean all the way around. Figure 7: Pick roller c01975068.gif Image: Pick roller in the product
  4. Make sure that the pick roller and the rollers around it are clean, free of paper bits, and rotate freely.
  5. Allow the pick roller to dry completely.
  6. Reattach the rear access door. Push the door forward until it snaps into place.
  7. Load the tray with plain white paper.
  8. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
  9. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product.
  10. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the top of this document.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , and the test page prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.
  • If the test page does not print , continue with the next solution.
Solution five: Service the All-in-One

Mar 06, 2013 | HP Officejet 4500 All-in-One Printer G510G

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The red and green lights are flashing continously and it won print


The lights continually flashing indicate a paper jam or the printer being out of ink. Check/clear any paper jam and verify the ink cartidge is set correctly.

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Hp2200D Won't print - "jam" light comes on - but no jam


Have you cleaned the feed roller? If it's dirty it'll spin but won't pick up any paper. Look at the paper after a "jam." Can you see any black roller marks on it? That's a sure sign of a dirty roller. If you suspect a dirty roller, clean it with a little alcohol on a cloth.

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When i turn my printer on the light flashes green once and then orange 5 times. cannot get past this stage - any ideas?


Here are all the flashing explanations:

Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error

Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Three flashes: Paper jam

If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

See Paper Jams

Four flashes: Empty ink tank

If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. After printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it may cause damage to your printer.

Refer to your Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to replace an ink tank.

Five flashes: No print head installed/Defective print head

Install the print head. Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed.

If reinstalling the print head does not solve the problem, replace it with a new one. Contact the Customer Care Center.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care Center.

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Flashing on/off light on hp deskjet 3520 printer


Introduction The printer lights indicate the printer status. These lights can be on, off, or blinking (flashing), depending on the status of the printer. The sections below describe the most common combinations of blinking lights, how to fix the issue, and how the issue is caused. NOTE: The light patterns included in this document are described as blinking or flashing lights. For the purpose of this document, "flashing" means the same as "blinking." Blinking lights Printer lights can can blink for more than one reason, so the solution can vary. These solutions need not be performed in a specific order, but solutions for the most common issues are presented first. Blinking lights are often accompanied by an error message on the computer screen, which might help determine the solution. Issue: Power light is blinking

c00374282.gif Solution

Close the cover.

Cause

Printer cover is open. Solution

Insert appropriate media in the In tray.

Cause

The printer is out of paper. Solution

  • Change the printer's print mode setting.
  • Change the printer's paper type selection.
  • Use a different brand of label media.


Cause

The printer has difficulty picking up label media. Solution

Follow each of these steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Remove the paper from both paper trays.
  2. Press the power button once. Wait a moment for the paper jam to clear.
  3. If printing labels, verify that a label did not become detached while passing through the printer. If the paper jam was not resolved, continue on to the next steps.
  4. Remove the rear access door.
  5. Remove the paper jam through the opening at the back of the printer.
  6. Replace the rear access door.
  7. Reload the paper into the paper In tray.
  8. Print the document.


Cause

There is a paper jam. Solution

Follow each of these steps until the problem is resolved:

  1. Remove and then reinsert the print cartridge(s) into the printer.
  2. Clean the print cartridges automatically using the Clean Cartridges option in the Printer Assistant.
  3. Manually clean the print cartridges and print cartridge cradles:
    • Open the printer cover and wait until the carriage moves to the center.
    • Press the Power button to turn off the printer.
    • Disconnect power cord from the back of the printer.
    • Remove the print cartridges and place them on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
    • Lightly moisten a cotton swab with distilled water.
    • Clean the face and edges of the print cartridges with the swab. Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts.
    • Wipe the underside of the print cartridge cradle walls using a clean, moistened swab.
    • Reinsert the print cartridges.
    • Close the printer cover.
    • Connect the power cord to the back of the printer.
    • Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
  4. Calibrate the print cartridges.
  5. If the light is still flashing, replace the print cartridges.


Cause

There is a problem with a print cartridge. Solution

  1. Print a printer self-test by holding the power button down with a pencil and opening and closing the top cover four times.
  2. Check the nozzle self-test pattern in the self-test print out. If one or more of the solid rectangular areas are missing, an electrical contact problem may be present.
  3. Remove and then reinsert the print cartridge(s) into the printer.
  4. Print the document.
  5. If the problem persists, follow the steps listed above for cleaning the print cartridges and print cartridge cradle.
  6. Try printing again. If the problem continues, replace the print cartridges.


Cause

The print cartridge has partial loss of electrical interface with the carriage connections.

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Paper tray is full and the paper light keeps flashing.


First check the machine for paper jams. If not, remove the paper from the paper tray and reinstall it. Then try to print from the MP tray.If this works, check paper size settings on the printer driver, or the small black arm which hangs down next to the paper pick up roller, and is the paper sensor.

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Try send one paper manually, then it will pick up paper from the try automatically.

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There is probably a paper jam in the tray feed path. The other situation is that the tray paper pick up roller has become hardened/polished, or the paper tray paper is greasy. First step, take the paper from the tray, and fan it out, so each sheet is separated from the next. try it with jut a dozen or so sheets, change the paper.

Thoroughly check the paper feed path.

If not working, then check/clean the rollers.

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