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Lexmark x1240; on/off button continually blinking; went to preferences and did everything instructed to do, nothing worked

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  • dino758 Mar 24, 2011

    I have followed your instructions twice AND THE ON/OFF BOTTON IS STILL BLINKING THE SAME.......


  • dino758 Mar 24, 2011

    I followed the instructions from the previous expert and it did not fix my problem.

    My lexmark x1240 printer on/off button is blinking continouslly and will not print. I have used the troubleshooting methods and they did not work. Can you HELP??

  • dino758 Mar 27, 2011

    on/off light no longer blinking!! I found that my color cartridge was damaged, replaced it with a new and that solved my problem...




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Did you printer jammed when printing? If yes, check for paper jams in the paper tray, from the cartridge compartment and from the access door (back of the printer if accessible or can be open) and clean the paper jammed.

If the problem is regard ink cartridge, remove and rub the ink head into a plain paper until ink flows. Then try to print again.

If ink cartridge error problem, try to install and reinstall it again.

Try also hard reset the printer.
1.Shut down the computer.
2.Open the top cover of the printer and remove the print cartridges.
3.Close the top cover of the printer.
4.Press the power button on the printer to turn the printer off.
5.Disconnect the communications, (USB or Parallel), cable from the back of the printer.
6.Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer for one minute.
7.Reconnect the communications cable to the printer.
8.Reconnect the power cable to the printer.
9.Press the printer power button to turn the printer on.
10.Open the top cover and reinsert the print cartridges.
11.Close the top cover and print the calibration page.
12.Restart the computer.

Please post more comment if you need more help. Regards.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

  • Benjamin Jr Singson Mar 30, 2011

    Please try this solution.

    Remove the USB cable into the printer and leave the printer on.
    Remove all the cartridges.
    Close the cartridge door and wait for the INSERT INK MESSAGE to appear.
    Disconnect the power cable and from the power source supply. Wait for a couple of minutes.
    Reconnect power cord and turn on the printer.
    Return all the ink cartridges and close the door. Wait for the calibration process.
    Print the test page to check if it working.
    Reconnect the USB cable and try to print again.

    Post comment if you need more help. Regards


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Disconnect the unit from the computer, remove the power as well. Let it sit for 1 minute then power the unit back on. Don't connect to the computer. Does it still blink the same?

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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    RescueTechLA Mar 24, 2011

    Try this:

    1. Turn the printer's "Power" off
    2. Press and hold the "Paper Feed" (gray) button.
    3. While holding the "Paper Feed" button down turn the "Power" button on and hold both buttons until the power light comes on 5-7 seconds.
    4. Release both "Power" and "Paper Feed" buttons.
    5. The printer should feed a sheet of paper in and print a test page.
    The self-test should at least print out a set of either black or color bars, if not both (if you have a printer with both color and black installed simultaneously).

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 24, 2011

    Try this version instead.

    1. Power the printer off.
    2. Press and hold the "Paper Feed" button.
    3. While still holding the "Paper Feed" button, press and release the "Power" button. Continue holding the "Paper Feed" button.
    4. When the printer starts pulling paper, release the "Paper Feed" button. It should print a test page at this point.
    5. Power the printer off, as this test is continuous.



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