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Paper light flashing - Printers & Copiers

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  • sarah916 Aug 26, 2008

    The P flashes and the copier tries to make a copy but the paper tray won't feed any paper through the roller, however it sounds like it is trying to pull a piece of paper through but it can't.

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I had the same problem and looked around for a paper jam, I had to actually take the toner cartridge out in order to see the paper jam, once I removed the jammed paper the printer worked just fine.

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What worked for me was to clean the drumunit; take the toner out of the drum unit and clean between the plastic housing and the drum. Dust heaps up and presumably makes the toner rotate more difficult.
I just used a piece of folded paper and blew the rest out..
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Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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My red light flashing problem on my HL-2040 was caused bythe plastic horizontal rod out of alignment in the back of the printer. Steps:

1. Open the back cover. 2. Gently pull the tab toward to open the Rear Chute Cover (plasticflap) inside (page 78 of User's Manual). 3. Look closely at the bottom rod of the Rear Chute Cover tomake sure everything is aligned. The two"tabs" (one long and one very short) on this rod should fit right into theallocated slots. 4. If not, adjust the rod so the right end extension of therod will block the paper sensor when the chute cover is pushed in by the backcover. Hope this helps - I wasted hours trying to fix this problem.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

ITS A HL2070N BROTHER PRINTER

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I tried everything - all manners of pressing buttons in different orders ("Hold down the Go, turn off the power, press Go 14 times - 2 slow, 12 fast - turn the power back on, etc.), I used the blue thing to clean the corona wire, I quadruple checked for tiny paper jams, I used a different weight paper, I made sure everything was seated correctly. None of this helped.

As I was researching a new printer I decided to BLAST EVERYTHING WITH A CAN OF AIR. Printer is now working.

I know Brother says not to do it. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution. I just happen to have a lot of loose toner and dust floating around.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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Open the front compartment to see if there is a paper jam. It could be out of paper. Or the paper rollers could be jammed, or immovable. What kind of printer is it? Laser or Ink-Jet, Thermal, ect?

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Epson Stylus PHOTO R220 red lights keep flashing


I hope this will help you :)
* Green Power light flashes- The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
* RED paper light is On- If the CD/DVD try guide is open, close the CD/DVD tray guide, load paper, then press the paper button. Your paper ran out or multiple sheets loaded at the same time . Load paper and press the paper butoon to resume printing.
* RED paper light flashes- Paper is jammed in the printer. Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the light is still flashing , open the cover and remove all paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and press the paper button to continue printing.
* RED Ink Light Flashes - One or more cartridges are low on ink. Check the message that appears on your screen to determine which cartridge is low, or follow the instructions in " Checking the Ink Supply". Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
* RED Ink Light is ON- One or more cartridges are out of ink or not installed. If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be incomaptible with the printer or incorrectly installed. Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge
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* Green Power Light is Off; RED paperand RED Ink Lights flashing- Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. Or it may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

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When I turn on the printer the light paper flashes


The paper light flashing because there is some paper inside the printer. Open the front cover and remove the cartridge and look inside for the jammed paper. Remove the jammed paper and insert the cartridge , closed the front cover and switch on the printer.
It will help you to solve the problem.

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Both lights are blinking and will not print


they call that flash codes or error codes. please count
count how many times the lights flash, here is what they mean

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively (ink cartridge installed incorrectly)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 5 times consecutively (Print Head Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 4 times consecutively (Out of Ink Error)


Alarm / Power light flashes orange 3 times consecutively (Paper Jam Error / Cover Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 2 times consecutively (Load Paper / Paper Feed Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 16 times consecutively (This FINE Cartridge has previously been used)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 15 times consecutively (FINE cartridge not recognized)

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No paper light ligted even after paper is loaded


Flashing resume light also can mean:

1. cartridge is missing or an incorrect print cartridge is installed
2. cartridge is out of ink
3. dirty cartridge contacts
4. paper jammed

Check are cartridges firmly snapped into place and not empty. Use water to wash copper on cartridges if contacts are dirty.

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MISFED INDICATOR LIGHT FLASHING


There is no code to run.
Did the paper come out as an entire sheet? Or was it torn? There is either a small piece of paper that remains in the machine, or you dislodged a paper switch in removing the jam.

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Do you mean that the paper light flashes at the same time as the ink light or do they flash alternately (ie: paper on, ink off -> paper off, ink on)?

If so the waste ink pads are full and you need to do the following:

1. Reset the waste ink counter:
Grab the tool linked from the wasteink.co.uk site (see bottom).

2. Redirect your waste ink into an external tank OR replace your waste ink pads.. (external tank is easier).

Instructions for the R1800 are available from this site



If the lights are doing something different, please post again with detailed information about how they flash and I can what else it might mean.

Hope that helps.

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Flashing paper light


there is a sensor maybe is stuck

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