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ERROR SIGNAL CODE 5 FLASHES

REFERS TO PRINTHEAD, WHICH I KNOW IS FUNCTIONING OK, BECAUSE I TOOK IT OUT, REPLACED IT, NO ERROR SIGNAL, RAN OFF FIVE VERY VARIED COLOUR PRINTS, EXCELLENT RESULTS. TRIED AGAIN NEXT TIME SWITCHED ON, 5 FLASHES BACK AGAIN. CAN'T STOP FLASHES, PRINTER INOPERATIVE. HOW DO I CIRCUMVENT FLASH SIGNAL WHEN CLEARLY THERE ACTUALLY IS NO ERROR? HOPE YOU HAVE COME ACROSS THIS BEFORE. EVERYTHING WORKS, BUT CANON'S ERROR SET UP PREVENTING USE BY THEIR CUSTOMER. PRINTER OUT OF WARRANTY.

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Error also refers to the EEPROM for the printhead. I would reset the EEPROM and see if that helps.

Printer servcie manual here and it will show you how to do it:

http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/4593231-canon-pixma-ip4200-printer-service-manual

Hope that helps

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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The carriage does not accept one or more of the printheads. Typical causes are dirty contacts on the printheads or carriage, defective printhead(s), or a defective carriage.
If parts are replaced or fixed in any of the steps listed below, attempt to verify printer functionality by turning the printer on and printing internal test prints. If functionality is verified, no additional parts should be replaced.
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  2. Allow printer to complete initialization.
  3. With the printhead icon highlighted, press ENTER.
  4. Select Replace Printheads and press ENTER.
  5. If the message "Printheads still functional" appears, select Yes to continue testing the printheads.
  6. Open the top cover.
  7. Open the carriage cover and remove all of the printheads.
  8. Turn the printer off.
  9. Clean the electrical contacts on the carriage and the printheads using a lint-free cloth dampened with water.
  10. (for this step I suggest using the erraser on the back of a regular pencil instead of a cloth and water)
  11. Allow the contacts to dry.
  12. Reinstall the printheads and close the carriage cover.
  13. Close the top cover.
  14. Turn the printer on and attempt to verify functionality, as instructed in Step 19.
  15. If the error reappears, replace the affected printhead(s).
    NOTE: If the printhead error icon is a question mark, each printhead will have to be tested separately, as the printer is not sure which printhead is causing the problem.
    1. Following replacement of the suspect printhead(s), attempt to verify functionality (Step 19).
    2. If the problem persists following, replace the carriage and trailing cable (refer to pages 8-36 to 8-46 of the service manual).
    3. Following replacement, turn the printer on.
    4. Make sure the printhead alignment completes successfully and that no error messages appear on the front panel.
    5. Print a troubleshooting plot (as instructed below) to ensure the print quality is acceptable.
      1. On the front panel, select the printer icon and press ENTER.
      2. Select Utilities and press ENTER.
      3. Press the UP and ENTER buttons simultaneously.
      4. Select Yes to enter the Service Menu.
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Copy and Alarm Button Flashing


Regarding your Pixma MP830 printer inquiry (Canon PGI-5 / CLI-8 ink cartridges) and A200 error message, most likely the built-in PRINTHEAD is reaching it's end-of-life and may need to be replaced with a new one. Typically, the average printhead only produces ~4000 to 5000 pages before it electrically fails.
For information on PRINTHEAD failures, please refer to our support page: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2934

However, let's run thru the full checklist to screen out additional variables:

Canon A200 Error, Troubleshooting:

Replace ink cartridges if they are empty:
At the risk of stating the obvious (frequently not so obvious in the heat of the moment), find out if the ink cartridges are empty. When in doubt, try a new Canon original ink cartridge to see if this corrects the error.


A data cable of print head is open:
Did you just replace an ink cartridge? Perhaps you shifted a data cable to the print head.


Replace PRINTHEAD if it is damaged. Refer to Canon.com for replacement part.


Turn off the printer for some time

In other troubleshooting tips we have advised any inkjet printer not seeing regular usage to run a test print page. If you are making heavy usage of a Canon inkjet printer, consider giving it a break. This will avoid saturating the printhead with heat, prolonging useful service life.


Update the printer driver:

If you have followed all this with no success, from the printer menu (not computer) push the buttons to get a demo or test page. If everything is ok when you do this, however you get the service error code A200 when you try to produce something productive, odds are good, the print driver the computer is using has gone south (corrupt). When printing on a network, a corrupt printer driver can spread like an unwanted virus. Depending on the network, a driver that has gone rogue may be seen as an updated driver, which network will 'helpfully spread' as an update.

CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from China) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors and/or permanent PRINTHEAD failures. We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested!

Canon PGI-5/CL-8 Ink Refilling Services & Additional Cautions:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SSnu4XhWG0

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However, if your printer works routinely after inserting a brand new Canon OEM (original) PGI-5 and CLI-8 ink cartridge(s) in it, this will confirm the cause of failure.

Please visit http://www.inkjet411.com for more information or contact us directly at INKJET411HELP@GMAIL.COM

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NOTE: For North American ink refill store locations and details on ink refill pricing:

Costco USA Ink Refill Service (453+ stores): http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com
Costco Canada Ink Refill Service (52+ stores): http://www.ca.costcoinkjetrefill.com
Costco Mexico Ink Refill Service (38+ stores): http://es.costcoinkjetrefill.com/
Costco United Kingdom (select stores): http://uk.costcoinkjetrefill.com/

Fry's Electronics Ink Refill Service (34 stores): http://www.frys.com/ads/page51

Best Buy Canada (4 stores): Downsview, Sherway, Toronto, & Vancouver

Micro Center Ink Refill Service: http://www.microcenter.com/site/content/refill-service.aspx
(8 locations are providing ink refilling services)
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  • Flash 3 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 6800): Try unplugging the printer for 30 seconds, if not requires service.
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