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Constant blinking green light - will not print anything - possible cartridge mismatch issue

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I have a Canon BJC 240. I've been printing with it using a black ink only cartridge. When I go to print something that has color in it too, it tells me there is a cartridge mismatch and asks me if I want to proceed anyway - warning me that things may not look alright. I say go ahead, it prints it anyway, and all is fine.

Until one time, when I clicked ignore like usual, and things weren't fine and haven't been since. Since this one time, when it did not print anyway, the green light on the front has been flashing and it will not print anything - not from notepad, not from a command prompt, not a test page. Things line up in the queue and eventually say "error-cartridge mismatch" but it never even asks that question anymore. I have restarted the printer numerous times; I have restarted the computer. I have taken the cartridge out and put it back it in. Nothing changes it.

When you turn it off and back on, it makes all the usual noises. When it comes back on the light goes solid yellow briefly and then resumes it's flashing green. As far as I can tell there is no communication between the printer and computer anymore, but I can't tell what would have messed it up or why I can't restore it.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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  • mikejax Mar 24, 2009

    My Canon BJC 240 shows a yellow light when I turn it on, it should just go straight to green. I found a few "resets" to try like holding in the resume and power buttons while reattaching the power cord. But nothing seems to work. I've gone through all of the windows trouble shooting steps like printing with a command prompt, and yes now it seems there is no contact from the printer to the computer at all.



    The problem originally started when the printer ran out of paper. Upon pressing resume with more paper loaded, it hasn't worked the same since.

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Normally these machine will report an error in the form of a flash code. Green then a number of orange flashed then pause and repeat. Count the number of orange flashes, then go on line to google (or whatever your preferred search engine) and type
canon x orange error code (where x is the number of orange flashes). This should tell you WHAT the problem is and from there you should be able to fix it. I suspect you have a foreign object error in which case have a look at each end of the carriage path for a piece of paper. It is also likely that given the age of your machine that you will have a 5 flash code meaning the printhead has died, in which case it's time for a new machine.

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I would not go out and buy new cartridges without trying the following. Go into the procedure of removing and re-installing the cartridges. While the cartridges are out, inspect for probable damage to the cartrigdes. Sometimes there can accumulate waste inks and interfere with the contacts. With a damp Q-tip, clean the contacts and wipe it dry. Concerned about the lint on the Q-tip? Use coffee filter. A readily available lint-free wipe. Re-install the cartridges and test. BTW, are you using genuine Canon inks? 3rd party inks can exhibit that error. Best Regards.

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SOURCE: Yellow Prints in the other colors

Problem seems to be with your Ink Tank(s) or Printing Head. Replace both of them one by one and retry.






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..."Open the ink supply andgently move the ink cartridges to the left. Then reach in to the rightside and you'll find a small (1/2 x 1 inch) sponge. Push it down andoff/on the machine. try it now. or ...go to where I found out more than I should know about Canon's and where I got my quote...http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/39177 good luck.

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