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Won't print - just flashes it's lights at me!

Hi, please help. My printer HP PSC 1510 has always been great. But today when printing a webpage, went exceptionally slowly and since then, when I send something to print the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge light is flashing and the Black Start Copy light is flashing also. On copies it says E. I have tried clearing all print jobs and I have turned off the printer for a minute, turned it on again and it is still doing the same thing. The paper doesn't appear to be jammed and the print was coming out fine earlier - no warnings at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Jane

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  • donnab68842 Aug 16, 2008

    Very odd, because mine is doing the same thing. but it's the color copy button flashing.

    I made sure the cartridges were sitting properly, and it will print a test page, but I can't even scan or copy and there are no print jobs waiting.

    I also tried unplug the power source and replugging it, and still the two lights flash.

  • phrek Aug 16, 2008

    Same problem - Exactly !
    Attempting to get help from HP was not successful 
    Bought new Print Carts (as they suggested) - which 
    fixed the problem for about 2-3 printings then back 
    to the same Flashing lights and "E"  in the 'Copies' 
    LED Display area

    Pressing the flashing buttons simultaneously, evokes 
    the printer to spit out an internal diagnostic page ...
    (HP Support staff were oblivious to this page and it's
    purpose - At least the staff that assisted me)
    Just after the page prints, the printer faults out again


    Also note, I did see a error dialog box (Computer) that 
    made some reference to some sort of  "PEN ERROR"
    I mentioned this to the support staff as well  - No joy !

    Any help greatly appreciated - Big Thanks

  • juergen1954 Oct 02, 2008

    My Printer is flashing and will not print

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    Have the same problem, printer lights just flashing, anyone get a fix to this?

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    i hve the same problem!! except only one light flashes. any help?



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I tried what phrek said (" Pressing the flashing buttons simultaneously, evokes the printer to spit out an internal diagnostic page ..."), but after the diagnostic page printed out the printer worked fine again.

Thanks for the help, and hopefully things work out for the rest of you as well.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    I lied. It worked the first time, but not after that.

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