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Hp deskjet 920c

I had what I thought was a paper jam. I removed the paper, and it was not torn. Now the printer is blinking (the orange middle light) and won't print anything. I took it apart, nothing there. I rebooted, stil nothing, I can't make it print. Can you help me?

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    When I switched the printer on this morning the middle light started to blink indicating that the ink cartridge(s) are empty. I checked the ink state on screen and find that both cartridges are at least half full. I replaced all cartridges (twice) with new full ones but the light continues to blink and I am unable to print anything. I reinstalled the 920c software but it seems that the fault must lie in the actual printer itself. I also cleaned the printer as there was rather a lot of ink sloshing about in the lower part of the printer. The printer was OK last night when I used it. Any ideas. Posted by Bob Coombs

  • jsous Dec 13, 2007

    I thought i had a paper jam and the left light is blinking. i put a new ink cartrige in eariler today and printed a couple things before this happened. now i can not print at all. I also can not get the left light to stop blinking...

  • nohpsupport Jan 14, 2008

    my 920c keeps dumping ink. If I install another cartridge it may or may not print. If it does, it leaves globs of black ink prints a few pages then flashes the empty ink cartridge light and quits printing. If I clean up the mess and put in another cartridge it may or may not print and flashes the empty black ink cartridge light again-PLEASE ADVISE-thanks for your time

  • hanktheduece Feb 19, 2008

    was trying to feed paper into printer while printing a doc - got paper jam - unjammed paper - after that every time i gave print command a window would pop up telling me to replace color print cartridge (i never use color printing just black and white for docs). left side, orange (or red) light keeps blinking. can't get anything to print - just pop-up to reinstall or change color cartridge!

    tried shutting printer off, rebooting pc, etc.

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BobCoo again
Sorry - I got the blinking light info wrong - it should read - left hand ink light not the middle light - sorry again

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On the paper tray look for the cork like(square in shape) moist it with water and all other rubber rollers. try placing an oil on the round bar wer inks moves to lubricate. lastly check the ink bay section inside the printer if it work.How? just open the printer cover and you will hear rolling can view it

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