Have a mac g4 running os 9.1 need printer
There are a couple of mechanical things that can cause the printer light to flash. Now, this is by no means the technical explanation of these items but... they may help.
Okay, the first item is the lid sensor. If the lid gets stuck this sensor will cause the resume light to blink. To do this, lift the lid on the printer, locate the sensor (black plastic arm
located on the right side of the right lid hinge), and move the sensorup and down to unstick it. Close the lid and the light should stop
If the above does not resolve the problem, then it may be the paper sensor on the unit. To locate the paper sensor you must remove the entire paper tray. To remove the paper tray, grab and pinch the two prongs underneath the paper tray. The paper tray should come loose and easily be removed from the printer. Now, on the right hand side of the printer, about 4 inches up you will see a free standing black arm. Try moving this arm back and forth to free it up. Then reinstall the paper tray.
If neither of these items work, then try cleaning the printer contacts on the printer cartridge and in the printer carriage (where cartridge sits). When cleaning the contacts on the cartridge, use a clean, dry, soft cloth. Only wipe one time
from the top to the bottom (nozzle end) of the flex circuit.
Do not wipe the nozzles. The reason for this is that the contacts are coated with a lubricant that can potentially be removed if water is used. Removing the lubricant can potentially damage the cartridge or the printer.
If the cleaning does not resolve the problem, then try a TWO NEW cartridges.
If all of the above steps do not resolve the problem, you will want to contact Hp for service.
Jul 25, 2009 |
Apple iMac G3 Desktop