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Printer will not click off, all the lights are on have to unplug it to turn off have changed both color and black cart.

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  • helen_grace Jul 12, 2010

    lights still will not go out



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So to clarify you are unable to power your printer off ? And you have tried changing the ink cart.?

The underlying cause would be a fault power button on your printer. One thing you can try is to uninstall all your printers software from your pc.

Reinstall the driver and software like you did when you first installed it.

If you have any questions or comments post back and I will assist you further.

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Hi have you tried holding the power button for 10 seconds? this normally turns it off...hope this helps if not repost thanks

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  • helen_grace Jul 12, 2010

    All lights are still on, tryed holding the off button for 10 second nothing the same thing happen when I hook up the USB cable line, so I unpluged the cable line.



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