LED's Flashing Red Green Amber

Article ID: 58180867



Topic or Information

LED's on printer flashing Red, Green, then Amber.

Applies To

2824 Plus Series 

G-Series Printers


The LED's flashing RED GREEN AMBER means the printer is defragging flash (E:)memory. While it is doing that, the motor cannot run. 

Defragging memory can happen when the printer needs to clean up its internal flash memory. It can also be triggered by the user defaulting the printer (^JUF or ^default, or does a 4-flash).

To minimize this occurrence make sure your application does not access non-volatile memory (Flash) more than needed. Avoid repeatedly writing and deleting in Flash E: memory by directing this activity to the DRAM R: memory. Consult with your application developer or software provider if this is determined to be a problem.


+ Product Codes

  • 2824 Plus Series
  • G-Series GC Desktop Printers
  • G-Series GK Desktop Printers
  • G-Series GX Desktop Printers
  • GC420d Desktop Printer
  • GC420t Desktop Printer
  • GK420 Healthcare Desktop Printers
  • GK420d Desktop Printer
  • GK420d Healthcare Desktop Printer
  • GK420t Desktop Printer
  • GK420t Healthcare Desktop Printer
  • GT800 Desktop Printer
  • GX420Rx Desktop Printer
  • GX420d Desktop Printer
  • GX420t Desktop Printer
  • GX430d Desktop Printer
  • GX430t Desktop Printer
  • LP 2824 Plus Desktop Printer
  • TLP 2824Plus Desktop Printer