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CR error light on my MD 5000

At this point, I'm not able to print anymore.
The printer draws the same CR error light very time.
Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

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  • Juanita Bacon Jul 12, 2008

    The printer gears up and prints the Windows logo in a blue color and then the orange error light starts blinking. It will not print anything else.

  • cokekid Jul 30, 2008

    as soon as I power up the printer, the error light comes on, and if I go to the properties and print a test page it tells me that there is a error in the CR motor??

  • fcollingwood
    fcollingwood May 11, 2010

    Some more info?

    Could you give a detailed explanation of what you are doing at the time, what the printer does, and what the status monitor (Bottom left hand corner of you monitor) says?

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Hi all : I had been plagued for so long a while sometime ago by the "CR Error" message from my MD1000...please, try to read below what I've sent to Mr. Collingwood on what caused it and the procedure my son took to solve the problem...
http://www.hobbyfanatics.com/index.php?act=Msg&CODE=03&VID=sent&MSID=48744

From another Forums' pages just to make sure you'd see it:
http://ipmsphilippines.proboards32.com/index.cgi?action=pmview&view=2&id=31080

Good luck...Best regards

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