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HPF340 My printer is fairly new, I replaced the cartridge and still an E light and red lights flash on it. The jobs on the printing screen just keep stopping as well

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I would say the most likely cause of the issue is either that the printer is no longer functioning or that it is experiencing power issues. Make sure that the printer is plugged in directly to the wall and not into a surge protector or a power strip. The printer does not share power well and pulls it in large amounts - when it can't get it it throws little power fits and sometimes will not turn on at all.

Leave the printer on and then unplug and wait for 30 seconds and then plug in directly to the wall if it isn't already. Try a copy and see if that works.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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I guess it FixYa didn't accept my (very long, but totally correct) solution that I took the time to type. Because I refused to "sign in".
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