Question about HP DeskJet 1220c/ps InkJet Printer

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FAIL TO PRINT

Two Flashing Lights and noisy cartridge carriage travel

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  • baz4art Dec 05, 2007

    Tried this and got one print before returning to crunching noises and flashing lights !!??

  • baz4art Dec 11, 2007

    No improvement

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Uninstall and then reinstall the printer driver

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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Check the print cartridges
Make sure that both the black and color print cartridges are
properly installed and that the access cover of the printer is
closed. The cartridge LED flashes if the print cartridges are not
installed correctly.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    If this doesn't work uninstall and reinstall
    the drivers from the cdrom your onboard
    drivers may be corrupt

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    uninstall printer using its uninstaller
    or whatever they recommend if there
    is recommendation

    Remoe all traces of the printer

    do a search for your printer in the
    registry and F3 to find every reference
    and delete it

    Reinstall the software from the cdrom
    reboot and let the computer detect,and
    install the drivers

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    If that didn't work and everything is latched down &
    closed (you removed all traces of that printer from
    the registry) covers, etc then it an electrical problem
    that a technician should fix

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