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Orange light blinks 7 times yet printer printed fine the last time I used it.

Hello,

My printer no longer prints. The orange light flases 7 times and altho I never touched the cartridges, I get a message that they are wrongly installed.

Can you help me?

Thanks!

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  • adrianjwf Oct 04, 2008

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Normally the people getting this are people who refill carts, obviously canon wants you to buy their new carts that cost nearly as much as the printer. While you can refill the pixma 1880 carts, it has been my experience (3 times in 2 years) that you can only get 4-6 months out of them because of that strip on the back of it, how many times i refill them seems to be irrelevant.. I am certain this is an intentional design flaw that Canon built in. If i keep pulling the cart out and putting it back in it will work again, but only for a couple of days until the problem returns. However, if you are NOT a cart re-filler-guy, then my post can't be the solution.

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I think that the solution is to replace the catridges

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It seems that the catridges are not installed properly, i recommend you to open the printer cover and try to check if there is any wrong with thier installation, remove them and re-install them.

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hello leif mo, these are the instructions from the CANON support page Probably your waste ink counter. Should be cleaned or replaced before resetting but usually you can get away with resetting once.
1. Start with printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. Release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. let green light blink until printhead has finished moving.
6. Select functions below with RESUME, execute with POWER

0 presses - green light - Test Print (exit service for i960)
1 press - orange light - EEPROM info print
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3 presses - orange light - reset waste ink counter.

Hope this answers all your questions Please remember to Rate/vote for any solution that helps you out. Leave a comment if you need more help. Thanks for using Fixya

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Diagnose Canon Pixma Light Blinking Errors


ORANGE LIGHT FLASHES

2 times - No paper (ASF) [1000]
* No paper in the cassette [1003]

3 times - Paper jam [1300]
* Paper jam in the rear guide [1303]
* Paper jam in the under guide [1304]
* Front door closed [1250]

4 times - No ink [1600]
* Ink tank not installed [1660]

5 times - The print head is not installed [1401]
* Print head temperature sensor [1403]
* Faulty EEPROM data of the print head [1405]

6 times - Inner cover open [1841]
* Inner cover open (while printing) [1846]
* Inner cover open (printing continuous) [1851]; (printing not continuous) [1856]

7 times - Multiple ink tanks of the same color installed [1681]
* Ink tank in wrong position [1680]

8 times - Warning: The waste ink absorber becomes almost full [1700]

9 times - The digital/video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing [2001]

10 times - Automatic duplex printing cannot be performed (paper size not supported) [1310]

11 times - Failed in automatic print head alignment [2500]

13 times - The remaining ink amount unknown [1683]

14 times - Ink tank not recognized [1684]

15 times - Ink tank not recognized [1410 to 1419]
* No Blinking Access cover open [1200]

16 times - Valve sensor [6C00]

ORANGE / GREEN FLASHES

2 times - Carriage [5100]
3 times - Line feed [6000]
4 times - Purge cam sensor [5C00]
5 times - ASF (cam) sensor [5700]
6 times - Internal temperature [5400]
7 times - Waste ink absorber full [5B00]
8 times - Print head temperature rise [5200]
9 times - EEPROM [6800]
11 times - Carriage lift mechanism [5110]
12 times - AP position [6A00]
13 times - Paper feed position [6B00]
14 times - Paper feed cam sensor [6B10]
15 times - USB Host VBUS overcurrent [9000]
17 times - Motor driver [6D00]
18 times - NIC Board [6550]
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20 times - Other hardware [6500]
* Alt. Blinking ROM
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SERVICE MODE
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.

Service Mode Operations
1. With the printer powered off, hold down the Resume/Cancel button and press the Power button.
2. While holding down the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button and press the Resume/Cancel button twice in succession. Now release the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons.
3. Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the Resume/Cancel button the specified number of times.

Count Indicator Functions
• 0 times Green Print head not installed, carriage returns and locks in home position
• 1 time Orange Service test print
• 2 times Green EEPROM information print
• 3 times Orange EEPROM initialization
• 4 times Green Waste ink counter setting
• 5 times Orange Destination setting
• 6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
• 7 times Orange LF correction
• 14 times Green Left margin correction

Execute the selected function (except for model setting) by pressing the Power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.

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Hello.

From Canon:

Probably your waste ink counter. Should be cleaned or replaced before resetting but usually you can get away with resetting once.
1. Start with printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
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