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Xerox 5500N I have a Xerox 5500N printer that when turned on, it will go through the self tests and the Xerox splash screen will display and it will say "warming up". It will do this about a minute, then it will rerun the self tests and do it again continuously. I can turn it off for all day and it will do it again when turned. I have changed the fuser with a known good fuser from another printer with the same results. I figure it is a board, but which one?

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If you're setting up the printer or changing the toner or ink cartridge for the first time, double-check the instructions to make sure that you installed the cartridge correctly and, for new printers, that you have removed all the pieces of cardboard or plastic packing material. 
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Check to see whether paper is feeding from the paper tray. If it's not leaving the tray at all, try feeding a page manually (if that's an option) or using a different paper tray. Sometimes a problem with the tray can be traced to a broken spring or a piece of plastic. 
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If paper is feeding from the tray but jamming in the printer, examine where the jam is occurring and then inspect the printer carefully to see if you can find what is causing the problem. A piece of paper, for instance, might be blocking the paper path. 
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If paper is feeding through the printer but coming out blank, check to see whether the printer is out of toner or ink. A defective toner or ink cartridge could be the problem.

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