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My hp deskjet 1280 printer is not coming on

Morning, i was using my hp deskjet 1280 printer last night and a paper got jammed, i succeded in removing the paper with care but when i tried to put the printer back on, it refused to come on, what happens is that when you switch on the sorce of power and switch it back on and press the printer on botton, the indicator for on comes on but immediately goes off again, however the ink indicator shows light when i press it or hold down the button, what can i do to solve this, urgent

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  • spela Apr 10, 2008

    I have the same problem with my printer. But the bigest problem is that even after reinstaling the s/w it does not respond. The lights(the buttons)respond in the same non working way as they did before i reinstaled the s/w.
    It is as if the printer was completely dead.
    What to do?

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008


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  • Alex Kibadac Jun 02, 2008

    Know our office printer has the same problem.
    And we ejct the paper after we turn off the printer
    What must we do?



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Maybe the back door (for removing paper jams) is not closed.
Rotating door knob needs to be pushed to the end - even if it seems to be hard, there is some more space to the end. Printer won't work if the back door is open.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008


Its rear panel sensors problem of the printer remove it and then closed
after that the problem is not solved
dont turn of the main switch push rear panel up when it closed push printers on off button

Posted on May 29, 2008


The printer donot switch on

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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Well..sometimes when a paper jam occurs, it shuts the whole system down..

you may wish to remove the s/w for that printer through control panel

go here for updates drivers

re install the s/w

run test page, calibrate and clean cycles.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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