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Problem with plotter

I have a problem with my plotter. i turn it on and every thing goes ok, but when it come to the moment to get the paper the three light of cartiges data and media turn on.i push the cancel button the media light stay red.what i have to do . can you help me please.

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Are the lights flashing? If they are flashing it is a system error, if they are on steady it is a recoverable error. When you push cancel is the media light the only one or is align media or ready on as well?

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