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Printer suddenly stopped printing - alarm light is on continually, even though I pressed resume button - also sounds as if it is trying to send paper through printer.

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  • gloriadsg Aug 27, 2008

    CANON MULTIPASS F60

  • gloriadsg Aug 27, 2008

    TURNED PRINTER OFF - NOTHING CHANGED

  • gloriadsg Aug 27, 2008

    HAVE DELETED ALL PENDING DOCUMENTS BEFORE CONTACTING YOU

  • gloriadsg Aug 27, 2008

    TRIED THAT - NO FUZZ OR ANY PAPER

  • gloriadsg Aug 27, 2008

    NO CHANGE OF PORTS

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Click start
right click my computer
properties
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scan for hardware changes

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It may be because of the faulty cartridge.or some piece of paper is jammed inside.or due to faulty chip board.
if cartridge is faulty change cartridge.
if paper is jammed remove that piece of paper look care fully.
if nothing solves your problem then this is faulty chip board.do not get it repaired.as it would cost you near to new printer.sorry to say but if chip board error the printer is not more then a scrap.the canon printers have lots of this type of problem.buy hp printers that will never give you this type of problem any time.
rate the solution sir.

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Open the printer up and make sure that nothing is jammed inside (lint, fuzz, dustball, paper scrap, etc) in the gear mechanisms - anything like that can trip the warning light that you're seeing. I'm assuming that any paper coming through when it failed, came out intact, but a torn-off corner from an earlier page could have gotten worked around and jammed into the gears. Since you already reset the printer and deleted incoming print jobs, a mechanical jam is the most likely solution.

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Delete all pending documents.simple

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    replace the printer its much advisable.

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Turn off the printer for about 5 mins then turn it back on. Can you provide the model number of your printer as well as any error codes on the screen if you see any.

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    Thomas Lim Aug 27, 2008

    Open and close the lid on the printer a couple of times and make sure you remove the USB connection to the computer first. After that turn it off again then turn it on. See if the Ink container will move. Also try to look if you see any paper stuck inside the rollers. Did you see any error messages on the screen?

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My Canon MX310 alarm light is on - ink reservoir is almost full. I cleaned the reservoir and have tried the above procedure to clear the alarm but it hasn't worked. How do I clear the alarm?


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You can reset the waste ink tank counter yourself. Be aware that this doesn't actually empty the waste ink tank itself but it does allow you to continue printing.

1: Power off printer
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4TH LIGHT FROM THE TOP KEEPS COMING ON LEXMARK E232


What this light sequence means that the printer has a paper jam.

When a paper jam occurs, the printer stops and the operator panel's Paper Jam light and Continue button lights come on. Press and release Continue twice quickly to display the specific secondary error paper jam light sequence.


How to clear Paper Jam

Press Continue button twice quickly to see the secondary error code.


To get the secondary error codes

When the Error light (!) and Continue button lights are both on, a secondary error has occurred.

When the Paper Jam light (4th light) and Continue button lights are both on, a paper jam secondary error has occurred.

Press and release Continue button twice quickly to display the secondary error code light sequence.


Press Continue button to resume printing once all the jammed pages are cleared from the paper path.

We recommend that you clear the entire paper path when a paper jam occurs.


To clear a paper jam:


1 If you are feeding paper from a tray, remove the tray, and then remove any jams.

2 Open the front cover and remove the print cartridge assembly.

NOTE: Do not leave the print cartridge assembly exposed to direct light for an Extended period of time. Extended light exposure can cause print quality problems.

3 Remove any jams in the area behind the print cartridge assembly.

4 Lift the flap at the front of the printer and remove any jams beneath the flap.

5 Open the rear exit and remove any jams.

6 After you have cleared the jams, reinstall the print cartridge assembly, make sure all printer covers and trays are closed, and then press Continue button to resume printing.

NOTE: The printer reprints the pages that caused the paper jam.

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The "add paper light" is on even though the paper


The light means that the printer is out of media, or the media did not feed properly


What you can do

-Load media into tray and press Continue button to resume printing.

-Check that the media is loaded correctly in tray

-Press Cancel button to cancel the print job.

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Ready and alarm lights keep blinking. will not print


Service manual: ready and alarm blinking :
Paper Jam
Clear the paper jam and press the panel button if the printer
does not automatically resume printing.
Misfeed:
Re-install the paper and press the panel button.

Clear the jammed paper inside the printer. Press the panel button
if the printer does not automatically resume printing.

check the sensors:
1) Turn off the printer power switch, open the front cover, and remove the drum unit.
2) Turn on the printer while pressing the control panel button. The Drum LED comes ON.
3) Lightly press the panel button again.
Alarm LED is ON = Front registration sensor is turned ON.
4) Press and release the panel button again.
Drum LED is ON = Paper eject sensor is turned ON.

If sensors are On, paper is being detected, Off- no paper


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

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I have a DeskJet 5940 which was about to be thrown away and I thought I'd have a go fixing it. I tried, but it simply won't work. When I print something it pulls one paper nicely from the tray, feeds it...


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    Power went off when I tried to print


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    Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. The printer resumes printing.

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    Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.

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