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Data light and Cartridge light stays on

I have just bought used printer and have downloaded the software for XP. Now, data and cartridge lights stays on and it doesn't print.

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  • ivy6 Jul 17, 2008

    I have cleaned the cartridges and the cartridge error light still stays on??

    And doesn't want to print.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    I am having the same problem and I have not used it in a while. Cleaned all contacts 3 or 4 times

  • kellyrr87 Oct 07, 2008

    i have the same problem, i turn it on and sometimes it will "rewind the paper" so that it is out of the machine, and it always has the data and cart. orange lights turn on. if i press cancel the ready light blinks green but wont print

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As hundew wrote, the "mark encoder" is not detected. Cartridge and Data lights are on.The ready light also. If you cancel it, Load media will appear.
In my case the optical sensor on the carriage was never over this encoder as the roll moved forward and back so it could never see it(probably a faulty default position). Therfore I tried to push the encoder a
litle bit away from the roll with a screwdriver that the optic.sensor can better see it.
And its working now. :)
You can also try to move the carriage with the hand in a right position over the marker as the printer is seeking for it.

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If ready is also on it indicates that the "mark encoder" is not detected.The mark encoder is the white plastic piece on the left end of the large black roller that the paper feeds around.If the encoder is very dirty,then cleaning may help.If cleaning does not work the solution is to replace the carriage.Good luck.

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You are missing one more light, Ready, Load media or Align media? It makes a differance

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Clean off cartridge contacts on printer carriage where carts sit and contacts on cartridges-if they sit for long periods of time they clog up.
you will probably need new cartridge{s}
start with black and go from there.
we use alcohol.

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I have hp designjet 450c plotter which is in use by me for over a year now, but the data and the cartridge lights stay on and does'nt print since the beginning of this week

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