HP Deskjet Printer problem

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I have a HP Deskjet 842C. It uses a Parallel port, and hasnt been used in a while. When I turn it on, it does its "reset" routine, and as soon as it stops, all three lights flicker very fast. If I press the resume button, then the power and the resume lights flash, slow this time. The only other option i have is to turn it off, and if i turn it back on, it goes through the whole loop again...
Any help would be appreciated thanks.
 
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When you say"hasn't been used in awhile" how long are we talking? Sometimes ink will harden to a point that thingsdon't want to move(just like rust). I'd remove the cartridges and clean the sliding bar,or whatever the proper name is, with a Q-tip with rubbing alcohol and the cartridges also. This definately will not hurt, just be careful..
 
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