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Blinking Resume Light

Fairly new cartridges printed OK yesterday but won't now. Checked paper,connections,set up. Document status says paused so I right clicked and clicked of paused option,but light still blinking after re powered printer.

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I think the problem is that the printer could not initialized the printer head position. you can open the cover and turn on the printer. check if the motor for feeding paper moves but the roller does not. replace the gear attached to the roller. i hope this will help.

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    3. Disconnect the printer from the power source.
    4. Reconnect the printer to the power source.Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

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