Question about HP Deskjet 6980 InkJet Photo Printer
New printer cartridge (339 HP6980) light still flashes printer will not start tried 3 cartridges
Clean the contacts of cartridge carrier (the place you put cartridges in ) with a wet towel
Posted on May 01, 2010
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The flashing light could
indicate either a communication problem between one of your cartridges and the
printer, a short in one of the cartridges, paper jam or the cartridge carrier
has stalled. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem:
1. Remove the sheets of
paper from the feeder. Make sure there are no foreign objects or debris in the
2. Open the printer
cover and remove both the cartridges.
3. While the cover is
open, ensure there are no paper jams and the cartridge carrier is free from
4. Close the printer
5. Re-brick your printer. Pull out the power supply, black box where
the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after
6. When the printer
turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.
7. Close the printer
cover and check the light status.
8. If light on printer
is normal, open the printer cover and reinsert the other cartridge. Check the
9. Replace whichever
cartridge is causing the light to flash with a new cartridge. You can also try
to insert a different known working cartridge to determine if the other is
10. Load some paper. Try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.
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