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Hp 1220c A3 printer not working

When pressing the on button to turn on the printer it quickly flashes green and quickly goes out and stays out never actually staying on making the printer usable.

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  • second2dlast
    second2dlast May 11, 2010

    how long do you press the device to turn it on?
    is in properly plugged to its power source? is it in a proper voltage type?
    try uninstalling the printer, then restart your computer.
    install the hardware once more, then see what happens.
    if this continues, there must be something wrong with its power mechanism.
    another thing, how long have you been using this printer? since when did this problem occur? as one reason may be is that one forgets or actually developed a habit of not turning the printer off before cutting its power source because as a power source initially flows into any device that was not previously turned off, the power acts like a jet stream forcing its way through the device. I learned this lesson too when I often forgot turning my scanner off before, before cutting the power source. This is the same to appliances, don't you agree?

    so if the suggested options won't workout, please bring it to a service center for your first hand solutions.

    all the best!

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Make sure the back covre is securely locked. Printer will not function unless this is completely secured.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

Had the same problem, some where there is a fix on the web, changing out a 1/2 watt resistor fixes it!

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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