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Error 5C00 results when trying to print

My printer makes a horrendous ratcheting noise when I turn it on, and when I try to print. Can't see a paper jam. When I try to print the display screen states that an error 5C00 has occurred and try restarting; if this doesn't work (it doesn't) check the manual (I did, no apparent solution therein).
Thanks if you can help....getting tired of replacing printers that cost as much to repair as to replace after ridiculously short service periods (less than two years with light to moderate duty).

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[5C00} & Light Blinking 4 times = Purge Cam Sensor Error. That's mean there is an error occurred in the purge unit. You may either need to replace PURGE UNIT or LOGIC BOARD to solve out this error. Thank you.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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    [5C00} or Light Blinking 4 times = An error occurred in the purge unit. You may need to replace purge unit or logic board.


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See nothing is blocking the cartridge movement, if not get it serviced

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    see nothing is blocking the cartridge movement, if not get it serviced


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