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Since removing and replacing the casing to my hp 460 printer- the orange and green lights are continuously flashing and the printer will not engage to start printing. there are no paper jams and the ink cartridges are new and inserted correctly. The green light is the power light and the orange light is the paper out light. Please help

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There is a switch at the bottom of the paper feeder. Check if the switch has been properly set. It will stop the blinking of the paper out.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • roshanali Nov 08, 2010

    I can't seem to locate the switch, am I looking for a simple flick switch?
    Sorry, not a hundred percent on this- the paper feeder at the front or on top?
    Thank you in advance

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