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Printer went dead

I was changing the printer cartridges to install a photo cartridge when all the lights started blinking. I opened the back door to check for a paper jam & now the printer won't go on at all. Help! I have lost my manual & don't have anything to look at.

Cheri

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  • depreuss Aug 29, 2008

    Found printer dead after daughter was using it. Power to printer OK, no paper jams. She is not around to explain what happened to make it quit. Unable to locate fuse or other reason for lack of power. No power at rear of on/off switch...

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Hello,

cheri g:
You can get a copy of the reference guide here. Or you can get the Windows User Guide from here.

As far as the blinking lights, there is a couple of links to check. If all lights are blinking check here. If only the Power & Resume Lights are blinking check here.

For the power issue, I would check here after you have verified all cables are passing power and that all doors on the printer have been closed.

Hope this helps. Please rememeber to rate this information.

Thanks

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