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HP 6940 with flashing down arrow?

Hi,
I have flashing down arrow on printer and when I push it the paper feeds out two sheets with nothing on it. The book says to check the back for jam and remove it and push (resume ) arrow to restart print job. I have turned off and still get flashing arrow when turn it back on.
Thanks for any help that you can give me, or put me in the ball park

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Rich


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. Switch off the printer and disconnect the power supply. Allow any residual charge inside the all-in-one printer to dissipate before putting your hands or any metal tools inside the chassis.

2.
Pin down the exact location of the jam. The 3 hot spots for a jam are before a sheet completely leaves the paper tray, anywhere between the feed tray and print carriage or between the print carriage and output tray.

3.
Take off the front paper tray if the sheet jammed while still in the front area of the printer. If here, you should be able to see most of the paper.

4.
Pull the sheet with both hands and steady pressure. Do not tug as you might rip the paper, leaving a piece deeper inside the machine.

5.
Open the back panel to reach paper jammed between the feed-tray area and print carriage. Carefully remove the jammed paper.

6.
Use the carriage access door to get at a jam further inside the printer. You may need to remove the print carriage to get to the jam.

7.
Replace all parts and return any access panels to their closed and locked positions. Plug your printer back in and flip the power switch.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: HP 6940 will not print

Turn the printer off
Open the back door and
gently turn the paper roller upward until it clicks. Make sure the door is securely closed. Wait a few more minutes then turn the print back on. I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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SOURCE: My HP Deskjet 6940 printer won't print

the printer needs servicing.the steel rod on which the cartridge carriage moves sometime oiling that steel rod makes it proper other wise the whole printer needs to be opened and the cleaning and servicing needs to be done.

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SOURCE: My Deskjet 5740 has Resume light blinking, all

Sounds like it is expecting a different size paper than you have in it. In the item that you are trying to print confirm the page size. If it is a document that you download or someone sent you it could be in a different page size. To cancel it you will likely have to go into the printer settings and delete it from there then power off the printer and power it back on, this should clear the job. Windows will keep trying to print the job until it is successful or deleted. To see the print jobs double click on the printer icon then just highlight and delete it.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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SOURCE: hp 6940 printer has flashing

Check the Encoder Strip (metallic) that runs the length of the printer in the back of the carriage. If it is loose the carriage will not line up correctly in the printer and cause the lights to flash. On the inside right of the printer behind where the carriage sets when you change the ink look to see if the metallic encoder strip has come off the hook. If so simply reattach it to the little metal hook and the printer should start working again.
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Open the back panel to reach paper jammed between the feed-tray area and print carriage. Carefully remove the jammed paper.

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Use the carriage access door to get at a jam further inside the printer. You may need to remove the print carriage to get to the jam.

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