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Hp 3820 not printing

My hp 3820 not printing...its just blinking power led but not printing..

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    The ink is happy and it will pull paper through if you turn it off and back on.
    The it will feed a piece of paper through. It's getting info. from the computer because it will do it's little dance before it prints, but then it will not pull the paper through to print.

  • woliver001 Dec 11, 2008

    My 3820 printed several sheets, then refused any more. Quality of the printed sheets was fine. Now it has these claws that sprung up that grab and crumple any sheet that it sends through. It will send paper through without trying to print on them. The first page crumples, second page goes over the first paper and the third page will go halfway through and stops - half in the paper tray, half over sheet two. Then it has a good time blinking! It appears that the claws are permanently in the way.

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Ink buildup in the internal service station causes the small poorly designed pusher cogs on two drive gears to snap off and the printer is instantly converted to junk.
HP was giving new printers out for this problem till Jan 06 or so as they realized it was a poor design.
I fixed one with parts from an electronically damaged unit, but usually the blinking lights and "won't print no matter what" problem are sheared gears. Parts are not available. Some people made metal gears (the only answer) on a very short run basis in Europe several years ago because people LOVE this printer.
Once you know the problem, it's simple to keep it from happening with some maintenance, but once they shear, it's over.
There was some kind of paper-clip fix that was solving the problem even with sheared gears, but I was never able to understand exactly how it was done. Needed a pic or two.
Otherwise a great printer, huge cartridges last a long time, great quality on photos too.
I have to keep mine running to have a happy wife.

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LOOK FOR paper in paper path ,check ink cartridges,

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