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Problem getting hp deskjet 6540 inkjet printer to print

Hi,my my inkjet 6540 has flashing light at the top and when i check on computer it shows printing in status but nothing happens it will then come up with a error printing message and shows status error was printing the odd thing now it seems to have stopped all together.when you swith the computer back on you may get the odd sheet of something you were trying to print or part of a sheet

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  • karenlakin Aug 08, 2008

    thanks for help saves me buying a new printer

  • aat78581 Sep 17, 2008

    the blinking light goes on as if it's going to print, it even starts to feed the paper but then it stops. The print job is in the q but doesn't go any further.

    In addition, in the last couple of weeks I keep getting ink cartridge not install properly but they are. Not it will not print anything in color. I've checked the cartridges and they are ok.

  • gpowers329 Sep 29, 2008

    flashing power light and flashing orange down arrow. when pushing flashing orange down arrow the ink cartridge doesn't move to right.



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Shut down the printer and computer both then on only the pc and cancel allthe pending documents from it then again shut down your pc check allthe wires connected properly then on both printer and will work properly.feel free for further assistance.

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You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format from HP DeskJet 6540 website by clicking this link.

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My power light is flashing on my HP Deskjet 6540 printer what do I do?

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Jun 25, 2009 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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from Windows Desktop, click Start, settings, printers, locate and right click on the icon for your printer. Go to Properties, Advanced, then print processor, make sure that the options WinPrint, and Raw are selected, then click ok back out, try printing again.

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