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I gave HP some negative feedback on their failure to provide an error code lookup on their support page for this printer. In the meantime, did you hear any unusual noises from the printer the last time it ran, or do you hear any when you turn it on? If you do, try to locate where in the printer they come from, and inspect the components there for cracked plastic gears; loose springs, etc.
Also (this is a shotgun solution), locate the clear plastic ribbon behind the ink cartridge carrier. This has very fine vertical stripes marked on it; it's used for optically tracking the position of the carrier. Dampen a cotton swab with isopropyl alcohol (used to make rubbing alcohol) and gently wipe this ribbon along its entire length using vertical strokes. Pay special attention to the right end of the ribbon; this is where ink spray is most likely to get on the ribbon, ink here can cause a cartridge homing error.
Another possibility is an excessive buildup of waste ink in the cartridge parking area. Open the printer as you would if were going to change the ink cartridges so they are away from this area, then unplug the power cord on the printer (you'll need to do this to clean the right side of the optical ribbon anyway). This may give you access to clean out the ink from the cartridge storage section, but you may have to partially disassemble the printer to really get at it. This will be a messy job, so have plenty of rags or paper towels on hand, and isopropyl alcohol as well for solvent. On some printers, there is a waste ink tank with an absorbent pad under this area; when it gets full the printer shuts down with an error. Usually (depends on model) this is a major pain to get out, but it cleans up with soap and water and can be put back in when it's dry. There may be a secret code required to reset the ink tank error when this is done.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Machine shows "Paper Jam" error
There is a paper senser present in the paper lifting area. That part of your printer is not working properly. Replace that part and then try
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
SOURCE: power button wiring
A quick google determined your emachines model w2040 is equipped with FIC motherboard AM37. Download the manual from
You'll find the pinout info for your wiring on page 13.
Most motherboards also have the pinouts silkscreened onto the board itself.
Posted on May 10, 2008
SOURCE: HP Workstation xw4400 Beep Codes
Unplug all the computer from the wall outlet and then..open the CPU (computer system) Try to remove the memory and then clean and insert in again and then test
Hope this an initial help,
tell me what so ever happen.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
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