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BJC-85 portable printer

Printer will not function.
When recycled from off position, printer will appear normal w/ green operating light on.
Once a document has been selected, paper will be qued into printer and then it stops, green light flashes and error light is illuminated.

A recycling of the on-off again allows the paper to be discharged.
Cartridge is fine, no paper jams.
I don't have old troubleshooting guide and now don't know how to proceed. Any idead?

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  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    Printer will not function.
    When recycled from off position, printer will appear w/ green light blinking.
    Once a document has been selected, paper will be qued but printer stops, green light flashes and error light is illuminated.

    A recycling of the on-off again and still no movement of the paper
    Cartridge is fine
    I don't have old troubleshooting guide and now don't know how to proceed.

  • Bettyann Oct 12, 2008

    Printer works with black cartridge but I have the same problem when I change to color & black. Green light flashes continuely after I turn off and then on again. Could the color carrier be damaged? would replacing it help? Where and how do I get one?

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