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hi, you have to remove/or replace the ink absorber pads, or perhaps wash them out. the printer then needs a reset.ie hold in power button to turn off, then hold in power button and keep holding in until printer starts and then turns off. that should reset it(clear any registered faults). it should now start ok.
Bar code read error: The printer does not detect the presence of the ribbon bar code sensor
1. Power down the printer. Remove the ribbon and wipe the two lenses of the ribbon bar code sensor with a lint-free cloth or cotton swab.
2. Install the ribbon and power on the printer. If the message appears again, replace the ribbon.
3. Power on the printer. If the message appears again, power down the printer and remove the paper path or top cover to gain access to the card cage. Make sure the cable from the ribbon bar code sensor to connector J122 on the controller board is undamaged and has a good connection to J122.
4. Power on the printer. If the message appears again, power down the printer and replace the ribbon bar code sensor.
5. Power on the printer. If the message appears again, power down the printer and replace the controller board. Record the message and return it with the defective board.
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here. try to reset your printer. this will clear annoying error displayed on your printer
1. Remove all cables 2. Unplug the printer power. 3. Press and Hold down # and 6 on the keyboard. 4. Plug the power cord back in. 5. Then release the buttons....after successful boot operation, try to print.
If that did not work.. you can also try this. 1. Press/Hold down the HELP and OK button..then unplug printer..release the button 2
Press/Hold down the HELP and OK button again..then plug the printer back in. Just Press and hold down the button while you wait for the printer to turn on (it could take a minute) 3 Now release the buttons and power it back on. 4 Error message will be displayed “improper shut down” 5 Press OK to reset the printer 6. Press both HELP and OK button again to start the resetting procedure of the printer.
Now try printing again...
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Strange because I have the same issue, and I've had this printer for over 3 years but the problem just started about a month ago.
I reset the printer by:
1) Unplug power to the printer
2) Hold #6 on the keyboard
3) Plug power cord back in while holding #6
Eventually (10 seconds?) the printer will shut down. Once it does, release #6 and power up the printer again.
Warning: This reset all the configuration settings.
This works for me, but there is still an issue because I have to repeat this every time I turn off/on the printer.
Having taken the printer apart to check all connections, etc, I put it all back together but the problem persisted. I eventually solved it by holding down the On/Resume button and then plugging in the power lead. The printer started, I was able to shut it down normally, remove the power lead, then start it up again in the usual way ie. without having to hold down the On/Resume button before plugging in the power lead. I can only assume that some sort of "glitch" occurred when it was originally turned off.
Shut down your operating system (in windows, start, shutdown...) If while the computer is off the printer continues to print then power down the printer. You should be able to hold down the power button if it doesn't power off right away. If that doesnt work you can pull the power plug on it as a last resort. Leave it disconnected, boot into windows, go into control panel (start, control panel) go to printers, double click on the printer in question and verify there are no print jobs attempting to print. Let me know what you find =).
I had the same problem with all lights flashing nothing working, happened after a panic power shut down. As with peter after the paper button was released, printer lit up like a christmas tree again. I played around with the button combinations and found that holding down the ink button instead of the flashing paper button cleared the problem. Great tip guys saved me a lot of money. cheers me dears clive.