I have newly replace my black ink but the red light keeps on flashing, i tried to replace the colored ink but the inks doesnt move to its correct position even when pressing the red colored button or at the same time by pressing the two buttons to do the maintenance... please help me with it....thanks
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Re: the red light keeps on flashing
Turrn off the printer then unplug it for a few minutes. replug it then try pressing the maintenance button once or press and release it, if it doesnt move to position where you can change it press on it again. If this doesn't help. Go to start on your computer, go to setting then control panel, click on printers and faxes( then right click on the printer icon and left click on printing preferences then) look for utility or maintnance tab then there should be an option to replace ink cartridge.
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Check the printer's power/alarm light. If it is flashing orange, count the number of flashes. Look up the flash code in your printer's user manual to diagnose the problem.
Remove and reinstall the ink cartridges if the power/alarm light flashes 5, 7 or 15 times consecutively. This indicates that the issue is a cartridge error, an incorrectly installed cartridge, or an unrecognized cartridge. These errors can be fixed by reinstalling the ink cartridges. Make sure that you are using the correct ink cartridges for your Canon printer.
Turn on the printer and open the front cover. The ink cartridge holder should move to the replacement position.
Verify that the colored ink cartridge is inserted in the slot on the right and the black ink cartridge is inserted in the slot on the left. Swap the cartridges and reinstall them in the correct slots if necessary.
Check to see that both ink cartridges are level with one other and parallel to the top of the ink cartridge holder. If either cartridge is wedged at an angle, gently apply pressure to the cartridge until it clicks into the correct position.
Close the front cover of your Canon printer and wait while the printer initializes the newly installed cartridges. This can take a minute or two.
Press the maintenance button. The print head moves to the black or color ink cartridge replacement position, the power light begins to flash, and the error
light begins to flash or remains on. When both cartridges are out of
ink, the print head moves to the black ink cartridge replacement
position first. After replacing the black cartridge, press the maintenance button again to switch to the color cartridge replacement position.
If you need to replace an ink cartridge in your printer, please follow the
To confirm which ink cartridge requires replacement,
please use the printer's control panel (there is a black ink out indicator, as
well as a color ink out indicator ), or the Status Monitor in your computer.
Red light flashing - Low ink Red light solid - Out of ink
Open the printer cover and press the INK (Cleaning) button for 3 seconds. The
print head moves to the center and the lights flash. 2. Lift up the ink
cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder. 3. Remove the
cartridge and dispose of it carefully. If ink gets on your hands, wash them with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
4. Unpack the new ink cartridge and remove the yellow tape. You must remove
the yellow tape from the top of the cartridge. Do not remove the clear seal
underneath the cartridge. Do not touch the green circuit board on the back of
the cartridge, or you may inhibit normal operation and printing. 5. Tilt the
new cartridge toward you slightly as you insert it. Lower the cartridge so that
the tabs rest on the hooks. Do not place the cartridge tabs under the hooks.
6. Press down firmly on the ink cartridge clamp until it snaps in place.
7. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 2 through 6
before continuing with step 8 (to move printhead over to color (if black was
replaced first) press the cleaning button once). 8. Press the INK (Cleaning)
button once, and close the printer cover. The printer begins charging the ink
delivery system. 9. Wait until ink charging is finished (the power light
stops flashing and the red error light goes out).
When your ink starts getting low, you will see a red light flashing on
the printer. There is a tear drop shape next to the indicator light on
the top of the printer. You can keep printing until the light stays
red. Once the light stays red, they will need to be changed. When you
need more ink, Epson will have a window pop up on your computer
wanting you to purchase ink from them. You do not need to do this. We
bought our ink cartridges at Best Buy. This printer uses
DuraBrite Ultra Ink. There are 2 types; 69 or 88. They recommend 69 for
heavy use and 88 for moderate use. The 88 has about half the ink the 69
does. We buy the 69 because it lasts much longer. We use this printer
about 3 times a week on average and we haven’t had to change the ink
for about 6 months. The 69 black ink at Best Buy is less than
$20.00 and the color ink is about $14 for each of the 3 colors. The
color 88 comes with all 3 in a pack and it’s about $30.00.
You should not remove any old cartridges until you are ready to
replace them because if there isn’t any in there it can dry out the
nozzles. You open the scanner and press the stop button and the printer
head moves to the correct position. Open the cover and squeeze the tabs
that are there and remove the old ones. Then as mentioned in the set
up, insert each one in the correct color and press until they click.
This printer was actually the easiest that I have ever had when it came
to changing the ink. Another thing that you should know is that you
cannot refill the cartridges. They have to be new.
If both lights are flashing alternately, it means the Waste Ink Pads in your printer are saturated with ink and the waste ink ("protection") counter has exceeded its limit. The Waste Ink Pads should be replaced as soon as possible. You can overcome this problem temporarily by using the SSC utilit to reset the Protection Counter. This will stop the lights flashing and restore normal operation.
However, remember that eventually ink will overflow from the waste ink area and make a dreadful mess, so you must change the waste ink pads before this happens. This requires the disassembly of the printer.
If you decide to have a go at replacing the ink pads yourself, report back and I will provide further help.
The light you describe is the ink light. When that light is blinking, try this.
Turn on the printer. Open the front cover and look at the carrier for the ink cartridges. There is a white arrow right above the latch for the color cartridge. Once the carrier stops moving, the white arrow should be pointing to a symbol which represents the problem (the reason the light is blinking.) Examples are low ink black, low ink color, sick black ( replace ) , sick color ( replace ).
IF you have just replaced your black cartridge, you might need to replace your color cartridge too. This printer will not work without both ink cartridges installed and full. You cant print with a full black and an empty color cartridge unfortunately, even if you only want to print black.
Turn the printer off.
Hold down the Stop, B&W, and the Color buttons.
Press the ON button.
The LCD screen should flash 3 times.
Release the Stop, B&W and Color buttons
Press the Color button again.
Then turn the printer off and back on.
Your info is slightly conflicting - I think.
As I remember the C60 has just 2 LED's:
1 - Green for Power
2 - Red for Error
The third button - Cartridge exchange - has no LED
Now it is a while since I looked at a C60 and my brain leaks like a sieve, but that's the way I remember it and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
The error codes I remember are:
Printer status - Indicators - Priority
Power - Error
Power ON condition On -
Ink sequence Blink -
Ink Cartridge change mode Blink -
Data processing Blink -
Paper Out *1 - On
Paper jam condition *1 - On
Ink end (Black) *1 - On -> Blink
Ink level low (Black) - Blink-> Blink
Ink end (Color) *1 - On -> Blink2
Ink level low (Color) - Blink-> Blink2
Ink end (Black and Color) - On -> On
No Ink Cartridge (Black or Color) *1 - On
Maintenance request (Ink Overflow Countererror) *1 Alt Blink Alt Blink
Fatal error *1 Off On
Special setting Blink2 Blink2