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Red light on my hp photosmart 7850 keeps flashing

Hi there .....red light on my hp photosmart 7850 keeps flashing .i just got the ink filled 3 days ago and its loaded up with paper

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    Everything works normally until I get to the command to print, and then nothing happpens

  • NA56 Jun 26, 2008

    did you find a solution to this? I am having the same problem. I've disconnected everything and reset the paper feed wheels in the back of the printer. (this was suggested by HP tech support). My next steps is to reinstall the driver.

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    HI there, have the same problem, I am working with the HP online helpdesk to resolve. They told me to clean the copperconnections on both printercartridge and printer side. Did it, doesnt work.
    Will try and keep you posted if I find the final solution.


  • frog5953 Mar 06, 2009

    YEAH IT WAS PRINTING REALLY GREAT PHOTOS THEN i RAN OUT OF INK BOUGHT NEW CARTRIDGES NOW THE RED LIGHT KEEPS FLASHING NO PAPER JAM BUT DID NOTICE AN EXCESS OF INK IN AND UNDER THE CARTRIDGES SO I TOOK THEM OUT AND CLEANED IT ALL UP STILL WON'T EVEN PRINT A TEST PAGE AND THE RED LIGHT IS STILL FLASHING SHOWING A STACK OF PAPER IN THE LITTLE WINDOW THERE IS NO PAPER JAM PLEASE HELP

  • origdaveb Apr 07, 2009

    THIS THING IS A PEICE OF TRASH !!!!!!

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Same problem red light flashing and a picture of a little box with an arrow pointing right in the screen??? what the hell does that mean?

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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Hi guys, spent about 2 hours on the phone with HP Germany without a result. They told me it is something in the printer itself and its not possible to resolve. My printer is still printing but not automatically. I can send files to the printer but have to push the OK and left arrow button on the printer at the same time to release the print. Be carefull though, at the end of the printed document, the printer will also print a test page. You can avoid wasting toner and paper by pushing end X (delete button on the printer). Doing that it will only feed an empty page. Not a nice solution but at least I can still use the printer although not in automatic mode.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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