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This ***** ***** I have an HP photosmart 7520 that has an

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Customer: Hi This ***** ***** I have an HP photosmart 7520 that has an improper shut message at power up and will not clear. It just continuously repeats what I think is the startup sequence
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: This printer was working fine. My sister-in-law moved and now the printer cycles through this error message as soon as the printer is turned on. There is an "OK" icon for a split second. I was able to "activate" the ok icon but the printer just restarted.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.


I am the person that will be helping you today.

May I ask how the printer is connected to your system? (usb, wifi, network, etc)

I look forward to your response.

Thank you,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was usb. But I have it disconnected from computer right now.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the update.

May I start a remote screen sharing session with you so that I can better help you resolve this problem?

When the remote begins, a chat window will appear that we can use to communicate with each other.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

After you click the "Accept this offer" button for the remote service, the remote link will be posted here. That will be the last charge for today.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unwilling to accept $45. I can almost buy a new printer for that.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Okay. I understand. The extra cost is due to the fact that the remote will require a bit more of my time. What happens when you attempt to print?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cannot print. The printer just sits and cycles through a startup sequence. Its as if it is getting powered on and off
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried resetting the printer cache, which is done by unplugging the power cable for two minutes, plugging it back in, and turning it on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no change. I also tried a different wall socket.
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

Does the cycling begin when the print job is sent to the printer or does it start the moment the printer is turned on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The moment the printer is turned on
Expert:  Jason Jones replied 1 year ago.

It sounds like it is a hardware issue with the printer.

I have run out of ideas.

For this reason, I am opting out of the question and allowing another expert the chance to help.

The next expert will see all that is on this page, so there will be no need to repeat anything.

When another expert picks this up, you will be notified by email.

Thank you for your patience.

- Jason

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just tried unplugging for over three minutes. As soon as I plugged in power the printer started up (cycling) without pressing the on button
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Jason!
Expert:  Robert M. replied 1 year ago.

That is a physical problem. probably something came lose or broke in transport.

you want to look at places like where the paper feeds and particuarly around the print head to see if it is off the track or locked in place or the cartridges came unlocked.