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I changed the cartridges yesterday- and the alarm button and black light keepflashing

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  • mhussey Jul 19, 2008

    now they're all flashing.



    Should there be brown tape on the back of the black cartridge?



    It says E-5 but I cant find how to do the alignment



    Thanks

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Hi,
Can you please specify the model of your printer so that you can assisted more perfectly..Thank you!!..Regards!!..

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Jul 19, 2008

    Hi,
    There shld be no tapes on back of the black catridge!!..try the following steps which will help you

    1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding

    the Stop/ Reset button.
    2) When the Power LED is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button.

    3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a

    service mode. (Waiting formenu selection)

    4) When the LED lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the

    function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in

    orange and green, starting with orange.)

    The number of the Reset

    button pressing

    LED Function Remarks

    0 time Green Power off

    1 time Orange Service pattern print

    2 times Green EEPROM print

    3 times Orange EEPROM reset

    4 times Green Waste ink counter reset See waste ink counter reset

    procedures below.

    5 times Orange Destination setting See Destination setting

    procedures below.

    6 times Green Print head deep cleaning

    11 times Orange Button / LCD checking

    12 or more times Returns to a menu selection


    Thank you!!..regards!!.. :)


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Press reset, they should go away. what make and model is this printer?

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Check cello strip on cartridges.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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    Ginko Jul 19, 2008

    First of all post your printer model here, so that we can provide more specific help.
    Try first disconnecting printer power cable (unplug it, turning off is not enough) for five minutes, this will reset the printer.
    Check that all door are closed and that there is no paper fragments inside the printer.
    Go to your printer software menu, under start button, chose tools and do alignment and nozzle check.


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    Ginko Jul 19, 2008

    There should be no tape on top of the cartridges, remove tape strips.

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