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Light keeps flashing red,amber, green

The printer light keeps flashing red, amber and green and states no paper when there is some in there. I have taken toner out pressed down the go button, replaced toner and still the light is flashing, can anybody help thanks

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If you turn off the printer and turn it back on, do you get any noises, ie motor noises, or does it instantly go to all lights flashing?
If you get no noises this usually indicates a board fault and you should look for a new printer.

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I have the same problem but it gives me some noise when i start it after that the both lights (toner save blinks green ) & ( on line/error blinks red ) and there is paper we the toner is full and no jam paper !! so why it keeps blinking and dont print ??

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