I have a 2600 All-in-One Printer which is hard wired to desktop pc with USB cord and has worked normally for MANY years (longer than any HP Printer I have had) and then out of the blue, one day I find it with all the lights on the control panel blinking rapidly, and the display "blued out" and with an error message (will update the exact error message next time it happens). I unplugged it and replugged in and it worked normally for a good number of days and then it happens again. If just hit the power button it also resets and works again and work for a number of days again. This has now happened at least 6 times, and it always works for days afterward and it happens when it is sitting on stand and not part of an active operation. I leave it plugged in and standby in 24/7. The only other variable since this problem started iss that I bought a new brand of refilled ink cartridges online and this issue has only occurred since using them and I am also getting an excessive amount or "remove & check cartridge" notifications and have been going through these ink cartridges while they are still 100% to 80% full...lasting from 2 pages to 50 at most (supplier had replaced them for me).
I have read multiple posts on here about blinking lights and all were based on Wireless setups (I'm wired) and from the updating to Windows 7 (but have always had windows 7- 64bit and never had a problem). I've never had an old HP printer last this long so I just accept it will die and i leave it on at all times even though I don't print much is it is the turning on part where all my old HP printers die (never had another brand of printer...but everyone i have had dies during a power up).
Appreciate any suggestion or help. Also wondering if I can play this game for a while of if i need to source a new Printer asap as I can't be without one
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