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Unfixable? During printing, the printer stopped printing with the message "unable to print". all indicator lights are lit and flashing, the ink light, the resume button, and the power button all continuously flashing and nothing I do seems to stop it. I've never seem this, Any ideas? I have paper (no jams), plenty of ink and restarted computer and printer. I checked connections and went thru microsoft troubleshooter, all w/o success.

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all lights are flashing
the printer may need to be restarted
1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer, then press the Power button to
restart the printer.
Proceed to step 2 if the lights continue to flash.
2. Press the Power button to turn off the printer.
3. Disconnect the printer's power cord from the electrical outlet.
4. Reconnect the printer's power cord to the electrical outlet.
5. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.

If these steps do not work. It will need service, as a bad board may be the problem.

Here is the manual.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?product=304431&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=304431&dlc=en&lang=en

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2) While holding down the power button, release the resume button and press the resume button twice in succession. Now release the power
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4) Press the power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.


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1) Power off printer
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3) Hold POWER and Release RESUME.
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