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Red light on my hp photosmart 7850 keeps flashing

Hi there light on my hp photosmart 7850 keeps flashing .i just got the ink filled 3 days ago and its loaded up with paper

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Re: red light on my hp photosmart 7850 keeps flashing

Same problem red light flashing and a picture of a little box with an arrow pointing right in the screen??? what the hell does that mean?

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Re: red light on my hp photosmart 7850 keeps flashing

Hi guys, spent about 2 hours on the phone with HP Germany without a result. They told me it is something in the printer itself and its not possible to resolve. My printer is still printing but not automatically. I can send files to the printer but have to push the OK and left arrow button on the printer at the same time to release the print. Be carefull though, at the end of the printed document, the printer will also print a test page. You can avoid wasting toner and paper by pushing end X (delete button on the printer). Doing that it will only feed an empty page. Not a nice solution but at least I can still use the printer although not in automatic mode.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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