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PLEASE HELP! Error Light blinks when powered up!

I have an ALPS MD-5000 printer that has been sitting unused for about 2 years. I powered it up yesterday, and now get a flashing error light. The error I get says something about the print motor or head being misaligned. (mac) Does anyone know how to fix this... PLEASE HELP... I would love to use this again! Thanks!

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  • EP-5 Apr 06, 2008

    I have an ALPS MD-500, when it powers up you will hear the carriage move but does not pick up any cartridges. then the error ( orange ) light comes on. If you push the reset button it will cycle but only repeat the same process. Is this a mis-alignment problem or a mechanical problem?

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    I have not used the Alps MD 5000 P for more then three years.

    The error light blinks when powere up.

    Error message reads:

    This print job cannot be completed, because the printer has encountered an error of: Anti-cur Motor.

    Thanks for you help

  • Juanita Bacon Jul 12, 2008

    The printer gears up normally, prints the 'windows logo' and then the error light starts blinking.

  • xtreme9621 Nov 09, 2008

    Powered up an unused MD-5000 and the orange error light come on. Reset/restart it and the same thing happens. What gives?



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Inyadrms, Did the printer get hit or bumped around while in storage? The motor and alignment errors are bad. If you are mechanically inclined, remove the cover and look for broken parts or missing teeth on the gears. While you have the cover off, give it a good dusting

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