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Why is there a flashing orange light on the front of my printer ? and where it used to print it does'nt now ?

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What model of HP is it? If you know the model I can tell you what the light is. Usually it means low or no toner or a power supply issue.

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Switch off the printer and unplug the printer cable from both ends ( printer and computer ) wait for 5 seconds plug the printer cable back, switch the printer back on try printing, you can try printing hardware test page from printer to check the printer.

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