asked Nov 14, 2006 at 8:40am
Lexmark Lexmark Optra T

Lexmark 323 (all lights flashing)

Hi everyone!

I am having a problem with a Lexmark 323. After turning it on, all the lights flash and nothing works. I don't have a service manual for this printer, any help would be appreciated.

Is that an Optra E series?
by msr976 on Nov 14, 2006 at 9:57am Add comment
Hummm,,, well, It is an E323 Laser printer. I am not sure if it is part of the Optra series or not. I can't find anything on the printer that says Optra but maybe i missed something. - unknown
Probably your main logic board. Fatal error. We've had the same printers come through here with the exact same indications.

same build as the Dell P1500 and same design as E321 and E320/E322 printers.

by chris on Nov 14, 2006 at 2:54pm Add comment
It's the fuser heater bulb - Blown or open circuit. Fuser part number 56P1054.

by Lasercreature on Nov 19, 2006 at 4:24pm Add comment
Ive had same problem. fuser had voltage going in to it and wasent the logic board. Turned out to be low voltage board.

Hope this helps
by js240875 on Jun 4, 2007 at 3:04am Add comment
Everybody previous are dumbass's.
All lights flashing means it has an error.
If you push the button it will show a different light sequence.
This will indicate what the problem is...
guessing what the problem is wont help, because all service errors start off with the primary indicator.
by YT on Jun 12, 2007 at 2:56am Add comment
yea yt, and what if the error code doestnt point to any specific problem?????

This is a forum to post your experience to help others with their faults. On the printer i had it was pointing to a fuser error but changing the fuser didnt cure it. Then changed the low voltage and now works ok.
by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 at 2:54am Add comment
Like any good technician should know pal, Error codes are there to point you in the direction of where to go and check.. Not to go and immediately replace those parts.
People saying "is it an optra E" well NO, he clearly said it was an Lexmark 323, Which is an E323... If people dont know then dont give people the wrong information. If you dont know the machine has primary and secondary error codes, then I dont think you would be a person to give advise... I do know these questions and so i think you should leave me alone and let me give the right advise people are asking for .... "Anonymous"

by YT on Jun 13, 2007 at 6:13am Add comment
What planets this guy on. Seem that everyones a tough guy sitting behind a computer!!!!!!!!!!!

People post to this to try to help. Dont think even someone as "clever";) as yt is right all the time. As with the error codes, they aint always correct mate as ive found out. The best engineers dont always have to rely on error light, i believe that experience is the best aid.

So it seems that youve nothing better to do than call decent people a dumbass's. My be an idea to join a gym mate to have something to back up that mouth of your.

Back to the issue at hand, hows the printer tcoleman? hope your experience with this forum hasent put you off. In general everyone is a good help with mostly decent ideas.
by js240875 on Jun 14, 2007 at 2:24am Add comment
sorry guys. although i don't quite agree with yt in calling people names, what he said was spot on. how would it help when you get advises from one person saying it's fuser unit, another said it's logic board, and the third saying it's the low voltage board, and they are all guessing!? try them all and hope for the best?
people posting here looking for help from the right people, meaning people who know what they're talking about. not someone's lucky experience with a lucky guess.
it's like someone asked what's wrong with my car, it won't start. and replies started flying in, one said my car had same problem and it was the starter. another said me too but mine was the battery. and the third said good luck but mine was a broken spark plug etc etc....
so perhaps we should now all shut up and let tcoleman tells yt what's the secondary error code is so he can get on with finding the 'right' direction to the problem.
by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2007 at 6:57am Add comment
oh well, seems like i'm another dumbass. i just realised the original post was dated 11/14/06. tcoleman wouldn't be interested in any answer anymore i bet. so guys, let it rip.
good night (or rather morning), it's after 12 midnight here. going to sleep now.
by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2007 at 7:21am Add comment
I have one of these new in the box (old inventory) that is doing the same thing. I cant see any secondary error codes because no matter what you do all the lights start blinking. Just scrap it or can it be fixed reasonably?
by whirlybird on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:01am Add comment
read the lexmark web site the answer is there how to get the error codes and what they mean. my printer L232 is double press the top button - Anonymous
I have been searching for Dell P1500 secondary codes and finally found all of these printers Lexmark E321/323/E220; IBM IP1312; Dell P1500 use the same printer count chip, I picked the 1st lexmark and went to their site and found the below link which has the secondary error codes. I guess this is what is on the "Publications CD" http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/lexmarke321/eng/userref.pdf
by unknown on Dec 7, 2007 at 7:22am Add comment
YT is the dumbazz, answering a question 8 months too late. watch the mouth, bizzlenatch.
by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2008 at 12:45pm Add comment
did you get ab answer as we are having same problem
let me know lease
by Anonymous on May 29, 2009 at 6:55am Add comment
YT, the secondary code is used on this printer build only when the ERROR and PRESS GO TO CONTINUE lights are on solid.

the problem here was all lights flashing. back in 2006, we had 2 printers come through with this issue. the fix on both, was a formatter replacement. i still said "probably" in my response.

by chris on Nov 29, 2009 at 1:43pm Add comment
by unknown on Nov 2, 2012 at 7:14am Add comment
Well, I sure did not find a fix in here, but it was the best reading I have done in a while!!
by unknown on Jan 5, 2013 at 9:42pm Add comment
prints internal test page.
unable to print win xp test page.
the attention light flicks once, sounds like the printer is starting up but no print.
user guide says nothing.

noted the front panel reads E238
software being installed tells us E322n
no network card installed.

by unknown on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:53am Add comment
simple resolution. USB not working. switched to Parallel..as they say in America, systems are now go.
by unknown on Mar 18, 2015 at 6:14pm Add comment