I turn the printer on makes a skipping noise,took paper out to remedy the paper jam. replaced the printer cartridge and cleaned under and around where the cartridges noting there was alot of black ink and cleaned it. tried a printer cartridge alignment but wouldn't print and wouldn't take the paper. Error keeps popping up saying cartridge is stalled, and opened the lid of the printer, and the cartridges are in the middle of the printer ( yes I removed the packing tapes on the new cartridges before installing them ). and the lcd screen has an hour glass showing. and everytime I tried printing a test page another error will pop up unable to print. I've run HP printer dianostic test and show equipment is running properly. Thanks for any help. John
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pull out the toner cartridges and see if paper wedged under the cartridges. Pull out the drum unit see if paper wedged under it.
Check back of printer . may may a cover where paper turns around may be jammed in this location also. check paper tray pull it out see if paper jammed at paper pickup point.
Check printer user manual for clues on how to clear paper jams
There is little or no value in older printers.
However the unit has gots its positioning confused.
Try switching off and on printer several time, opening lid for cartridge change to see if it can synch itself again.
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Check again your printer and maybe there is still paper jammed inside. Turn off your printer. Open the door cartridge and remove the cartridge. Check for paper jammed. After that return the cartridge and turn on your printer. Sometimes there is paper jammed inside that printer. Just press the power off and turn it on to roll over any paper jammed inside. Turning off on your printer also make your computer refresh the memory of your printer paper jammed.
To make hard reset of your printer. Turn off your printer and remove the power cable to your printer, leave it for five minutes and connect the plug and turn it on again. That will refresh the memory of your printer.
Well it's likely two cause in your case - 1.- It might be a misplaced actuator, check for instructions at: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&lang=en&cc=us&product=58057&dl...
2.- Check the power supply and its cable. It might be at the end of its life. Ideally, you should check the power supply under load at its limit. You may use a resistor rated for the load. It will be HOT, be careful. If you don't have it, might be more cumbersome, but you can use the printer as load, and make a test connector that allow you access to voltage terminals.
EUREKA! At least the following worked for me w/ this piece of sshhhh.....
went to menu - user data - cleaning..after the "cleaning' whatever that is...it worked. I also took out the cartridges and cleaned the ink contacts. hope it works out
The BJC 3000 will flash two different colored lights in a pattern to signal several different errors. From the documentation I have the two colors are orange and green, could those be the colors you see?
At any rate here is the code:
Two orange flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, or paper feed error. If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded correctly, set the paper correctly and press the Resume button on the printer to continue printing.
Three orange flashes: Paper jam. If paper has jammed in the printer, carefully remove the jam and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Four orange flashes: A tank inside the BJ cartridge (print head) is out of ink. Replace the empty BJ tank and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Five orange flashes: BJ cartridge is not installed properly. Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Six orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is not installed. Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Seven orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is defective. Remove the BJ cartridge and check that the contacts on the cartridge and cartridge holder are clean. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed and reinstall the cartridge. If the error occurs again after you resume operation, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
Eight orange flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full. The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink that is consumed during print head cleaning. This error indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the Resume button to skip the error so you can continue printing.
The POWER light flashes orange and green alternately: Service error. A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician.
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