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Russell H., Printer and Office Tech
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Experience:  11+ yrs experience, inkjets & lasers, from huge to portable
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The window says "service error." what should i do? mblock

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Customer: The window says "service error." what should i do? mblock
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: no. my printer was working o.k. until tuesday night. i don't know what to do. i've been using a computer for 30 years, but i'm still a computer calamity.
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Customer: yes, i'll wait for a spell.i tried to follow the info in your operating manual (or whatever it's called), but i'm stymied. The m block
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

'Service error' generally means something severely wrong, I'm sorry to say.

It would help if you had stated what maker, and model #, of printer you have. Please Reply letting me know.

Try turning the printer Off. Unplug it from the power too.

Leave it that way, unplugged from power, for 1 hour or longer.

After that interval plug it in again, turn it On, see if the service error is cleared.

Generally speaking a Service Error is accompanied by a code or other more specific indication. Does your printer show one? if so, let me know, please.