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HP 1600 Printer Error

When I turn on my printer I get a NO MECH readout on the display. It won't print. Any idea what I should do? I need my printer ASAP!!

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I have the same problem - getting the "NO MECH code" error message when powering up the printer. I have reloaded the software several times. This problem occurred after changing ink cartridges. The print head carraige doesn't operate (move) at all unless I move it manually. Any suggestions?



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I found the fix on HP website all you have to do is hold the setup
buttom and plug in the power plug at the same time this will get rid of the :no mech code:


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-------solution 1---------
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Hidden tech menu For resetting and repair, FIX UIAUX
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