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Canon iP4700 orange light flashing 5 times.

Alarm Lamp Flashes Orange five times :Indicating Print Head is defective. Print head removed and replaced several times but light still flashes 5 times and printer will not function. Printer seems to go through its nozzle cleaning proceedure after each removal but then the light flashes 5 times repeatedly again. I have only had this printer for 15 months.

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SOURCE: The printer flashes orange light five times, and green once

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
2 presses - green light - EEPROM initialise
3 presses - orange light - reset waste ink counter.

This also applies to the i550, i560, i950, i960

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: canon i850 light is green then flashes orange 7

This is a very bad error. It means that the printhead needs servicing and may need to be repaired. There is no easy fix. Sorry.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: CANON 1P4200 PRINTER

I would try a new ink tank. They do go bad even though they have ink in them.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: CANON MP 730 Wont print - alarm orange is flashing

Press the round button on the left side of the front console, if there's any information to be had it will be displayed on the display.

HTH

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Code to get rid of the 7 Orange light flashes when Print head is OK.

I bought a new printer!

Posted on May 19, 2009

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