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All lights flashing

I had not used the printer in a few months.  Now I moved it and powered it up and ALL lights are flashing.  Anyone know how to reset this, of is the printer toast.  The nearest service center is 50+ miles away.

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  • ahlenius Aug 12, 2008

    The info that I found was that the PCB is the problem.


    I'll open it up one of these days ans see if something is obviously wrong.

  • burgessg30 Apr 09, 2009

    I turned on my printer one morning and found that all lights were flashing and the printer would not print. I tried turning it on and off several times. Finally read the troubleshooting guide -- said to take it in for service. The fuser was burned out and had to be replaced. Fortunately I still had two weeks left on the warranty.

  • Jim Bob Sep 18, 2012

    It is a pitty this unit does not have an LCD display. Usually if all four lights are flasshing it means an E50 / Fuser error. I installed another fuser and the error message remained. doing the "GO" button 6 times trick cleared things up.

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Some permutation of the above worked for me...
I think what I did:
with printer on, I opened front cover and pressed GO 6 times firmly and rapidly. All the lights on the panel went out and stayed out.
I closed the front door expecting the lights to come back on.
The lights did not come back on, so after waiting 15 or 20 seconds I power-cycled the printer and it came back up fine - no more E50 error.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

Try opening the font cover, press the GO button six times and then close the front cover.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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