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What could be the problem?? I have recently started to get somewhere with my designjet 430 printer, teething problems getting the correct drivers proved a problem but have that sorted! I have now ran into a new problem and hopefully someone out there can enlightenen me please! I turn the printer on and the will get the 3 amber lights indicating that the media, paper, cartridges etc have a problem, but when i manually remove the ink cartridges and close the cover the printer will power up successfully and indicates that the cartridge light flashes amber.. Once i replace the cartridges things are set up and ready to print. First question is why does the printer lights reset to flashing amber as i dont want to have to keep taking the ink cartridges out each time! Second problem is actually trying to print a document, as i am unfamiliar with this type of printer i am patiently reading the manual to help.........i am missing something......when i have my drawing on screen and press print, the status states 'printing' but then after a few minutes i get 'error'!! Come to the end of a line with solutions so if anyone has any advice or help i would be really really grateful :) Thank you in advance :)

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If your running windows 7 then it will have issues printing correctly. as of yet HP have not provided a driver to support this model. More info is available from HP regarding this.
With the first issue how long do you leave it before removing the cartridges? the lights on some models do this during there "warm up" process. this can take from 30 seconds up to 5 mins depending on what the printer thinks it needs.
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Posted on May 28, 2011


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