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The glass is smudged or dirty or the scanner bar may have dirt on it. Cheaper to just replace the machine.

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HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Aug 19, 2016


Seems like the cartridge head is jammed. You can take the cartidge out and put the head for like 5 minutes in warm water then clean it gently with some tissue paper, hopefully this shall solve your problem.

HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Oct 01, 2013


you printer need a proper cleaning, please clean your printer properly with an air blower because an small or very tiny peice of paper seems to be stuck in the print roller or paper loader assembly, if that does not work, pls get your paper loader, roler or paper try checked by an printer technitian, you might also have to change your sensor assambly board.

HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011


it wont tell you but you have dried ink on your ink heads. now to determine if it is the ink or the printer head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGKFg0r7CXc this link will show you how to restore the ink.

if you were a tech with this tool ($249.00) i would tell you to watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxCtnbSvZyc

but knowing you are not there are many web fixes out there here is a link to one. remember to always wear safety glasses.
http://www.pcuser.com.au/pcuser/hs2.nsf/lookup+1/9D12606276272010CA256C3600130030


HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00169535&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=357201&prodTypeId=18972
this should cover all situations for blinking lights..
But I advice to take out the print head and clean it ..and the cartridges ..and after that perform a reset lik edescribed on this page ..(i tis basically te same like explained on the hp page ..)
http://www.ehow.com/how_6970082_reset-hp-5740.html
If after these the situation is the same ..you should change the print-head cause his lifetime is over..

HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011


when you connect your printer make sure the cables are in working order and check that they are connected correctly use your manual that came with the Printer to make sure you are starting it correctly(turning it on correctly) then run the CD-Rom and follow the prompts to install, making sure you download the latest drivers if the ones on the CD that came with ur Printer is no good.
you may have to un install first and reinstall it make sure you take the time it takes to install it correctly first time and no short cuts or this could be your problem. (mostly with printers it is driver problems that prevents them from working correctly.

HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Jan 02, 2011


check hp website for options

HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010


try with force to pull it out

HP DeskJet 5740... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010

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