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Printer has been working this morning, went to print another document and the paper light came on - has plenty of paper. Checked all three openings and see no problem. turned off and unplugged both power & data cable. Same problem, goes to green & then right to steady red paper light.

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Try using one paper at a time first, If it starts taking, then add other paper, The paper sensor may be faulty

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Power went off when I tried to print


Would be helpful to know which operating system you are using and whether there where any warning light flashing. For starters review the following solutions.
Printer Does Not Start or Stops During Print Jobs

Inner Cover was open when you started printing.

Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. The printer resumes printing.

Inner Cover was opened while printing is in progress.

Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.

A page of print data being sent at the time of the error will be erased, so print that page again.

The printer has been printing continuously over a long period.

If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head may overheat. To protect the Print Head, the printer may stop printing at a line break for a period of time and then resume printing.

In this case, interrupt your print session at a convenient time and turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.

Additionally, if the printer has been printing graphics or photos with intense colors continuously over a period of time, the printer may stop printing to protect the Print Head. In this case, printing will not resume automatically. Turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.

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The Print Head and the surrounding area can become extremely hot inside the printer. Never touch the Print Head or nearby components.

Out of paper.

Make sure that paper is loaded in the selected paper source.

Reload paper if no paper is found in the selected paper source (Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette).

If the same paper is loaded in the other paper source, you can switch the paper source with the Paper Feed Switch or the printer driver to continue printing.

If both paper sources have run out of paper, confirm the selected paper source and load paper there.

Printing documents with plenty of photographs or illustrations.

When the POWER lamp is flashing green, the printer or the computer is processing data. Printing large data such as photos or graphics takes time for the printer and the computer to process, during which the printer may appear to have stopped operating.

In addition, when printing data that uses a large amount of ink continuously on plain paper, the printer may pause temporarily. In either case, wait until the process is complete.

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If you are printing a document with a large printing area or printing multiple copies of a document, printing may pause to allow the ink to dry.

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if both red lights are flashing alternately your printer has been locked this is due to full waste ink pads. you need to have them replaced either at your local service centre or do it yourself then you need a scss reset utility to reset your printer you can get a free one of these on the net
If your lights are flashing continuously look to see if you have any outstanding documents in your print queue and delete them

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MP tray is not the cassette it this flap that pulls down above it.

The machine will revert to asking to place paper in its MP tray when the information it is receiving about the document from whatever program tell it that the size is not the same as what the cassette is set to...

so, check page size in of document in word program or whatever you are using

also check paper type and size settings match those you just checked in the printers properties under printers in control panel.

If you put a piece of paper in the MANUAL BYPASS TRAY bot the cassette it will print on that.

To get evverything back to normal, turn off printer, delete jobs in print que, change paper size of document in word/excell/etc is set same as paper type in printer, print again.. all should be good...

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lean head-eject ink ruler & clean point of contact betwin cartridges and head-ink unit.

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My hp printer wont print a document and when i go to print it says it has 45 documents waiting. there is plenty ink and paper in the printer.


go to start>>control panel>> administrative tools>> services
search for "print spool" and any other listing related to the printer. stop the process by high light the service, right click on the mouse and stop.
open up the printer form start>>printer & faxes.
deleted all the print job that are in the queue.
go back to the service section above. and restart the services.

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I had the same problem on 4 Brother HL-5250's, I checked the whole printer, and couldn't find a paper jam, yet the red printer light wouldn't shut off. I finally followed the instructions on Brother's website for removing a paper jam, and the solution for all 4 printers was paper stuck in the fuser cover. See below on how to open the fuser cover.

Pull the tabs at the left and right hand sides toward you to open the fuser cover (1).
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  2. Hint
  3. There are 2 kinds of covers at the rear of the printer. Please make sure to open both the back cover (step 7) and the fuser cover (step8).
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    Paper LED Blinking


    Did you see http://www.fixya.com/support/r310860-lights_indicate
    The Paper LED is flashing.
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    Front cover is open:
    Close the front cover of the printer.

    Back cover is open:
    Close the back cover of the printer.

    Paper jam:
    Clear the paper jam. To see paper jams and how to clear them, click here. If the printer does not start printing, press the Go button.

    No paper fed manual feed slot:
    Put the paper back in the manual feed slot.

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    The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, click here.

    Print overrun:
    A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. To solve this problem, click here.

    Clean drum unit:
    The corona wire needs to be cleaned. To see how to clean the corona wire, click here.

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    Hi there check that the printer properties have not been changed.

    • Click Start
    • Select Printers and Faxes
    • Right hand click on printer icon
    • Select Printing preferences
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    • OK and exit and test
    If the above doesn't work try the following

    • Open MS Word
    • Open the document that you are having problems with
    • Click File
    • Select Page Setup
    • Check that Paper Size is correct
    • OK close and test.
    This is normally a driver issue as the paper tray on the printer doesn't know what size paper is in it until you tell it from the driver.

    Hope this works for you
    Thanks J

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    Brother HL-5250DN printer paper light won't go off


    I had the same problem on 4 Brother HL-5250's, I checked the whole printer, and couldn't find a paper jam, yet the red printer light wouldn't shut off. I finally followed the instructions on Brother's website for removing a paper jam, and the solution for all 4 printers was paper stuck in the fuser cover. See below on how to open the fuser cover.

    Pull the tabs at the left and right hand sides toward you to open the fuser cover (1).
    1. a5250_u_g062.gif
    2. Hint
    3. There are 2 kinds of covers at the rear of the printer. Please make sure to open both the back cover (step 7) and the fuser cover (step8).
    Here's the link from HP, on how to open the Fuser Cover.
    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/eu/eu_ot/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000026/faq000026_007.html?reg=eu&c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hl5250dn_all

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