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Engineer John C., Computer Science Engineer
Category: Printers
Satisfied Customers: 4896
Experience:  CompTIA A+ Certified and 10 years of experience repairing computers and printers.
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HP Photosmart C3180 The printer is "flashing"

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HP Photosmart C3180 The printer is "flashing" it looks like it may have something to do with the ink cartridge, as the red light is on the teardrop.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
I want to warn you that it is possible you will need to replace a part in order to fix this.
There are a few different things that can cause this and a couple different parts so we would need to troubleshoot to find out for sure.
Have you tried cleaning the machine yet?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How can I clean it? The problem is in the machine.

Expert:  Freddy M. replied 3 years ago.
I meant cleaning it by hand, have you tried that yet? And I realize the problem is in the machin and as I mentioned can be caused by a failing part. Also are you using Genuine HP cartridges and not refills/compatibles? Did you recently change cartridges?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Please cancel my payment I am going to buy a new printer.