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Why are the paper and power light flashing repeatedly???

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This is carriage jam.First, make sure there is no paper jam anywhere in the machine.. look inside, rear, where the paper tray (output) is, etc to see if you find any shreds or torn paper that may have gotten stuck and you didn't see.Look carefully in the zone of Purge unit, using flashlight in the right side on printer.If this not help your printer need service.

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Why is the power light flashing on my HP printer?


Check if has no small piece of paper stuck
Check USB cables (both sides) .Remove heads, first Black then color.
Disconnect USB. Still continues flasshing?
If flashing comtinues, try to uninstall - reinstall the printer.
If still "flashing" without any apparent reason take it to repair.

May 23, 2015 | HP PhotoSmart Office Equipment & Supplies

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Error code (E2) or (E 2 2)


E2 is your printer is out of paper or paper does not feed. E 2.X is an error requiring servicing might have occurred. Turn off the machine, and unplug the power cord of the machine from the power supply. After a while, plug the power cord of the machine back in and turn on the machine. If the same error occurs, then the printer needs servicing or some repairs.

Jan 01, 2012 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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Why doesn't paper feed after "print" instruction? Printer merely makes a mechanical noise and states "paper out" condition.


Hello.

There are lots of reasons why this would happen:

Foreign object (could be very tiny)

Any power lights flashing ?

Paper feed rollers may need cleaning - try (from Canon Support):

1. Ensure that the printer is turned on. If any paper is loaded in the printer, remove it.

2. Select which roller to clean, the auto sheet feeder's or cassette's, by pressing the <Paper Feed> switch on the printer.

3. Hold down the <Resume/Cancel> button; when the Power lamp flashes green three times, release the button. The paper feed roller will rotate as it cleans itself.

4.. Repeat step 3 twice.


5. Load three or more of A4 or letter sized plain paper in the auto sheet feeder or cassette, as selected in step 2.


6. Repeat step 3. The paper that is loaded in the printer will be fed through the printer and ejected.


7. If printing problems persist, repeat step 6 up to three times.

Could be a hardware error and the printer would need servicing - still under warranty ?? If so, return to Canon for repair or replacement.

Hope this helps.

Jul 05, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Paper pic-up


The first thing I would try is to clean the paper feed rollers:

1) Remove the paper and power on the printer
2) Press and hold the <Resume/Cancel> button until the power lamp flashes three (3) times, then release
3) Cleaning will start automatically
4) Wait approx. 30 seconds for cleaning to complete
5) When the power lamp lights, repeat #2 above

I suggest repeating #2 at least 5 times. Then you are ready to see if a single sheet of plain paper will feed.

1) Load a single 8.5 x 11 plain sheet of paper
2) Press and hold <Resume/Cancel> button until power lamp flashes three (3) times, then release
3) The paper should be picked up and fed through the printer.

You may wish to repeat this process as well (#1 and #2 above) to insure the paper is being picked up to your satisfaction.

Dec 21, 2009 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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The middle light keeps flashing 7 times then stops then repeats. the other button to change the paper type. i dont think its a ink issue possibly a paper one.


This mean multiple ink tanks of the same color installed or Ink tank in a wrong position.Check your ink tanks.This ink tanks has a memory chip.Sometimes this chip fails.
If the green light blinks with a orange 7 times this mean the waste ink tank is full.Follow this:
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Nov 04, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4200 InkJet Photo Printer

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Both lights are blinking and will not print


they call that flash codes or error codes. please count
count how many times the lights flash, here is what they mean

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively (ink cartridge installed incorrectly)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 5 times consecutively (Print Head Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 4 times consecutively (Out of Ink Error)


Alarm / Power light flashes orange 3 times consecutively (Paper Jam Error / Cover Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 2 times consecutively (Load Paper / Paper Feed Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 16 times consecutively (This FINE Cartridge has previously been used)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 15 times consecutively (FINE cartridge not recognized)

Sep 20, 2009 | Canon Pixma iP2600 Photo InkJet Printer

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Paper returns only half way then stops


remove the paper from the feeder unplug the power and plug it nback in it should go into initialization

Apr 25, 2009 | HP DeskJet 5740 InkJet Photo Printer

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EPSON STYLUS PHOTO R 200


THE ROLLERS THAT PULL THE PAPER THROUGH SEEMS TO BE MESSED UP. WE HAVE TO REPEATEDLY RE-ADJUST THE PAPER, THE RED LIGHT FLASHES, OVER AND OVER AGAIN BEFORE IT FINALLY PULLS THE PAPER IN TO PRINT. ARE THE ROLLERS SHOT? DO WE NEED A NEW PRINTER?

Jun 30, 2008 | Epson Stylus Photo R200 InkJet Printer

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Check paper light flashes, when paper loaded and no jam present


Might be a pending job gone wild. I would turn off the printer, then go to "Control Panel" and click "Printers". Double click the one you're having problem with, delete all printing documents and re-connect the printer.
You can also try a differnt USB cord or port, otherwise - the machine needs a factory reset.

Oct 22, 2007 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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