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The alarm button is flashing and I am getting a message check printer. Not sure what to do.

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"Check printer error" occurs if the printer is not functioning properly.

Solution 1.
Reset the printer to clear the memory.

  • On the operator panel, press and hold the button for one second. (The display will go blank.)
Note: It may be necessary to unplug the power cord if pressing the ON/OFF button does not shut off the printer.
  • Wait approximately ten seconds and then press the button again.
  • Wait until the device has completed its cycling process before using it again.
Solution 2.
Reset the print head to correct print issues or clear print error.
  • Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the button. (The paper output tray will open.)
The alarm button is flashing - jas247_60.gif
*MP800R shown

  • Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

Note: When the scanning unit (printer cover) is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the scanning unit (printer cover), and open it again.
  • Open the inner cover.
  • Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.
Caution: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. Make sure to remove the ink tanks one by one.
  • Raise the print head lock lever.
  • Tilt the print head slightly towards the front of the machine and lift out gently.
Caution: Do not touch the print head nozzles , electrical contacts , or ink supply ports . Doing so may cause printing problems.

  • Place the print head in the print head holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
  • Insert ink tanks into the print head.
  • Press the mark on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.
  • Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamThe alarm button is flashing - jas247_64.gif
The ink tanks are installed properly.
The ink tanks are not installed properly.

Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).
Note: The next printing begins, the print head cleaning will begin automatically.

I hope that this 2 solutions will resolve your printer problem.
Thank you for using FixYa.
Keep me posted.


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