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Have changed ink cartridges. both black and colour lights flashing. alarm light on, no.1, then no.3, then E also flashing

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Hi. Is there any error code on the printer? Try troubleshooting steps below:

  1. Enter the service mode SERVICE MODE – pressing buttons Menu, Copy, Scan, Copy, Copy
  2. Choose TEST MODE.
  3. Select 8 PRINTER TEST TEST MODE.
  4. Choose 3, EEPROM CLEAR
  5. Select 0, INK COUNT
  6. Press the Set button.
  7. Click Stop / Reset button (return to item 3), and again press the ON / OFF

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

  • margo4shaw Aug 10, 2010

    no menu button, cant find test mode, however I pressed Reset button, and at least printer is working, but both black ink and colour ink buttons are flashing.

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