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Flashing lights from everthing

Unit after on few seconds all lights flash on left side. Nothing seems to work at that point. No Paper jam, Ink seems to be full, What is it that I can do to find out what is wrong.

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  • jstevent Aug 22, 2008

    Paper advances half way through printer - no printing,

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    replaced cartridges because they were out, now the lights flash, the cartridges just go back and forth, make noise and seem to be losing ink also. I tried to take them out, put back in, run a test print, paper goes through but nothing prints, still goes back and forth and kind of does a little bang against the side and just stops. ink seems to be coming out tho.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    seems like its u/s mines doing the same

  • phryne Nov 26, 2008

    same here! those light just keep flashing and when i try to troubleshoot system says that there is nothing wrong, but it just does not work. so frustrating.

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Mine is doing the same thing, solution, buy a new printer. No resolution!

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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* Green Power light flashes- The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
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Solution 3:
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