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Printer flashes lights when ask to print

When ask to print lights flash and it instructs to turn off and on. When that is done it does it all over again.

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  • sandypaws Feb 19, 2009

    My machine flashes "scanner failure" and I just found out that the power strip is the cause of this. HP says to plug it directly into an outlet to prevent this problem. I am trying it now.

  • lindawalters Apr 30, 2009

    lights all flash and printer says "Turn Power off and on" Tried soft reset and hard reset to no avail. HP support inept.



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I change the button battery and now when I connect the power lead
all the lights flash at the same time but nothing else happens. The display says to tune the power off then on, but it still does not work.

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You probably have a bad scanner unit. It's not economical to have it repaired.

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My ddm4000 starts well but then flashing lights start and loss of control occurrs

I am not familiar with your unit but it sounds like the extension cord is connected to both the lights and mixer, if so use two extension cords. I have seen a lot of horror problems with undersized extension cords.

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How to solving an Epson Printer "problem"

I thought the other day that a lot of people may be interested in having access to the vast pool of knowledge that myself and my staff dispense on a daily basis to my customers. As a nationwide supplier of printing consumables we often get asked by customers about related problems they are having with there printers, and obviously we gladly help out anyone we can as opposed to customers having to call expensive manufacturers help lines at premium rate call tariffs.

A favourite question we get asked is "I have just gone to print something off on my Epson Inkjet printer and it will not print", I then ask the customer how they have done this and have they changed any printer settings or installed new software recently. The answer is usually no I have not changed any settings or installed any thing. Our next question is "What are the lights /buttons on the front of the printer doing?" The common answer is, "they are all flashing at once, even if I switch the printer off at the socket and switch it on again".

We now know what the problem is! There is I believe a method built into an Epson printer that counts the amount of printing you have done, a bit like a car speedo measures the mileage you have done, but unlike a car where when you hit a certain mileage a light or warning will come up at worst and tell you the car needs a service. The Epson printer just stops dead and all the lights flash, if you dig a little deeper into your instruction manual/disc it tells you to call the Epson help line, who then tell you the printer needs a service at your local Epson dealers. I duly took my faithful C82 epson printer to my local Epson service centre; very help full and who charged me and gave me back a printer that worked.

This intrigued me so I asked a couple of my computer tech customers if they could shed any light on the matter, and they both confirmed my suspicions. You plug in the correct software and reset the counter. It is nothing to do with your computer, your printer, your brand of inkjet cartridges or your computer. It is simply Epson's way of getting you to their service centre.

So if you come to print with your Epson inkjet printer and it will not, and then proceeds to flash all of its lights at you. You now know what to do, unlike quite a few of my customers including my self, who spent hours reinstalling software, trying new sets of cartridges, both genuine Epson cartridge and the more popular compatible ones. I hope this saves some one some grief and frustration.

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Printing blank labels

Hi Sam,
Try running this steps on the printer:-
  • Turn on the printer.
  • Open the printer,remove the labels roll and re-load it again making sure its correctly done.
  • Close it and then turn it off and on.
  • Try printing.If still cant print,
  • Turn it off,press and hold the green feed button and then turn it on.
  • Release button after first flash of led light.
  • The printer runs a print test.
  • Now try printing.

Hope this helps.Thanks!

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Epson Stylus PHOTO R220 red lights keep flashing

I hope this will help you :)
* Green Power light flashes- The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
* RED paper light is On- If the CD/DVD try guide is open, close the CD/DVD tray guide, load paper, then press the paper button. Your paper ran out or multiple sheets loaded at the same time . Load paper and press the paper butoon to resume printing.
* RED paper light flashes- Paper is jammed in the printer. Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the light is still flashing , open the cover and remove all paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and press the paper button to continue printing.
* RED Ink Light Flashes - One or more cartridges are low on ink. Check the message that appears on your screen to determine which cartridge is low, or follow the instructions in " Checking the Ink Supply". Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
* RED Ink Light is ON- One or more cartridges are out of ink or not installed. If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be incomaptible with the printer or incorrectly installed. Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge
* RED Ink and RED paper lights flash alternately- The CD/DVD tray guide was left open when you turned on the printer or when printing on paper. Just simply close it/
* Green Power Light is Off; RED paperand RED Ink Lights flashing- Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. Or it may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

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Hp 460 desk top printer will not print and two orange lights are flashing

Hi there,

It would be helpful if you still have the users manual and are able to positively identify the lights.

If the lights that are flashing are the power light and the "resume" light this would indicate you have a paper jam or or the print cartridges are not seated properly.

The resume button is the one that resembles a piece of paper with an arrow pointing down in the middle of it.

Turn off the power, and look to see if there is a piece of paper jammed inside the printer anywhere. Even a small torn piece of paper can cause an error condition.

Remove the print cartridges and turn them around so you can see what resembles a circuit board. Check to make sure the protective cover has been removed from the print cartridges. Once you've done this, install the print cartridges again and turn the power back on to see if the problem has been resolved.

In nearly all cases, flashing lights on a printer indicate a problem with the hardware itself which has nothing to do with the printer driver.

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Maybe that the chip itself is faulty. I would take back and ask for a replacement.


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Remove all ink cartridges. Then unplug your printer and plug it in again

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Zebra LP 2844

The printer is in line mode. Do the following to take it out of line mode:
Turn printer power off.
Hold the feed button while turning printer power on.
When the light starts flashing, release the feed button.
When the light starts flashing again, press and hold the feed button.
When the light turns steady amber, release the feed button.
When the light turns steady green, the mode is changed.
Verify the mode by printing and inspecting a status report.

This requires good timing and may take several tries. You'll know it worked if no labels are reeled out after you're done.

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Hi, Kindly remove your carts then replace then again. try this 2 to 3 times repeatedly. Hope This helps ======================= If you are having trouble with Newly bought items then return them and demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.

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