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Printer won't stay on. ink and paper bottons flash

Printer won't stay on. Hit power button then ink and paper buttons just flash. To get ink and paper buttons to stop flashing have to turn printer off.

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  • jasonheiland Jun 04, 2010

    No paper jams. Can't get ink cartridges out because the carriage won't move seeing as the printer won't stay on. Any other ideas?

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. First, verify that there is actually no paper jam (open all the doors, take out the paper tray, take out the cartridges and visually inspect). Turn printer off and unplug the printer from all cables (power, USB, etc). Try to hold it upside down and gently shake it so that if there is any paper inside it’s removed. If still it’s not resolved then clean the print head. To clean the print head take a hot water towel with the printer unplugged and the cartridges out, clean it till the time you see there is no ink residue on the towel. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 04, 2010

    Please follow these step by step instructions to remove the carriage jam error:


    1) With the Printer power on open the door so that print heads move to the center.
    2) Unplug the printer, kindly make sure to unplug don’t turn it off.
    3) Open the back door.
    4) Look inside the back left side for a small black gear (About the size of a quarter)
    5) Spin the gear with a screw driver (I'm pretty sure I spun it clockwise). Spin it and watch the inside of the printer where the print heads park. You should see a tray move out that has four rubber blue rectangles on it on the right side of the unit (this is where the print heads park when the unit is not printing).
    6) Keep spinning the gear until the plate moves all the way forward.
    7) Grab the plate and try moving it forward more.
    8) Put the back on and close the top.
    9) Turn the unit back on.
    10) Open the top again
    11) Unplug the unit again. (Don't turn off, just unplug!)
    12) Grab the tray, from step 5, and slide it all the way forward and all the way back multiple times.
    13) Make sure that the print heads slide left to right smoothly
    14) Remove ink cart's and clean the contacts with bottled water and a q-tip. LET DRY BEFORE REINSTALLING!!!
    15) Remove print heads and clean contacts with bottled water and q-tip. LET DRY BEFORE REINSTALLING!!!
    16) Clean the inside of the printer with a soft dry cloth, use a slightly damp, with bottled water, lint free cloth (Glasses cleaning cloth works well) and wipe off the rollers in the front and back of the unit. See HP's cruddy support site for details on this step.
    17) Hold down #7 (reprimes the printheads with ink) and plug in the unit



    You can also check this link on how to remove the carriage jam. Please do change the rating if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee



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