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Dell A920 Problem

When I switch the printer on or off, or start up the PC, it seems to get stuck at start up. The heads move, and there is the cur-clunk-clunk noise, like it does when you first turn it on, but it can do this for 4 or 5 minutes continuously. Unplugging the power makes no difference. The printer icon on the task bar shows a red cross through it when this is happening. Once this stops it prints normally.

I have uninstalled it, reinstalled everything, tried plugging into a different USB port, but it is still the same.

I am running Windows XP, SP2, with all the relevant updates.



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