laserjet 1200 amber light flashing & won't print (10520 Views)
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laserjet 1200 amber light flashing & won't print

Several weeks ago a piece of paper jammed and I THINK I got it all out but now the amber light is continuously flashing and I am completely unable to print anything. I have taken the cartridge out, unplugged it for 10 minutes and replugged it, checked every part I could open to see if there is something stuck in the paper path, all to no avail. Manual said something about resetting a small button on the paper path but I'm not sure I foudn the correct one. Any ideas?
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Re: laserjet 1200 amber light flashing & won't print

These are the steps necessary when amber light is flashing:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c00095617

Paper size detected and paper size don't match may be the problem.

This document covers all lights on front panel for the 1200 and 1300 series:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00093503

Pat
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Re: laserjet 1200 amber light flashing & won't print

Where was the paper jam that you cleared? You might have knocked the Fuser exit sensor out of place. When you power the printer on, do you hear the motor running? Nosie or no noise at power on?

BTW, Pat. The documents you pointed to are for the Multifunctional Inkjets, not the 1200 Laser printer.

D.
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Re: laserjet 1200 amber light flashing & won't print

I am happy to report that I got it fixed. The problem was a small piece of paper that I failed to remove. Once aI took it out with tweezers, viola, the amber turned to green and it began to print! Thanks to everyone who sent replies.
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Re: laserjet 1200 amber light flashing & won't print

we put in new fuser and now will print but not a test sheet 

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