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There may be multiple problems with the printer (or the ink cartridges):

Did you refill the ink cartridges? Use remanufactured ones? If so, then they may be: overfilled, heads/contacts worn out, ink level detector not reset (on some ink cartridges), etc.

Is anything (that's part of the printer or ink cartridges) broken? If so, it may be too broke to work.

Are the ink cartridges expired/dry? If they are expired, some printers say they don't detect them, thus they won't print. If they are dry, then they won't print. Try doing a head cleaning. Either with the printer's software, the printer's head cleaner button, or with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol.

Did you touch the ink cartridges (where the printer's/ink cartridges instructions) said not to? If so, clean them.

Are the contacts on the ink cartridges/carriages dirty? If so, clean them.

Is the paper loaded/inserted? If not, load/insert the paper.

Are you using the wrong size/weight/amount of the paper? If so, please use the correct size/weight/amount of the paper.

Is the printer communicating with the computer? If not, plug 1 side of the USB Cable into the printer, then plug the other side into the computer.

Is the printer on? If not, turn it on. If this doesn't work, plug it in. Then turn it on.

Does the printer have a paper jam? If so, clear the jam.

Does the printer have objects in it? If so, get the objects out.

Is the printer dirty (on the inside)? If so, clean it.

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Right if anyone is asking this question beware beaware your parents could kill you. I realy don't have a clue how to solve your qujestion!!

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Surely the paper is misplaced..push the paper slightly inside and press the button on the printer where there is flashing red light.

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It will have an error that says "Please insert paper to continue printing". Then after filling in new paper in your printer, you just have to resume print in your PC. Or press the button next to the flashing 'paper jam' light on the printer.

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