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Printer won't print

My Epson stylus 460 has stopped printinting. When switched on, the print head moves and then goes back to its rest position and stops. All 4 lights in front start flashing and do not go off until printer is switched off. The paper does not even move. There is no paper jam.

What's the problem and how do i get my printer to work again.


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You may have to realign the paper feed sensor. I knocked mine off and got the same results. Just push it back into place.

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