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My Canon S300 printer is flashing green, then 8 oranges flashes (waste tank almost full). What exactly do I have to do to resolve the problem?

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  • mikefinan Apr 16, 2009

    My Canon s300 says used ink tank full. I reset the counter but how do you empty the used ink tank.Mike

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This procedure will print out information about the EPROM:

2 EEPROM information printing
a) While the printer is powered off, hold down the RESUME button, then press the POWER button.
b) When the POWER LED lights up, hold down the POWER button, and press the RESUME button twice.
c) Release both the POWER and RESUME buttons, and the service mode is entered.

<< Note: the printer will cycle through and then the power light will stay on steady>>

d) Press the RESUME button twice.
e) Press the POWER button.
==>EEPROM information printing pattern will be printed.

If a report is printed, then you know you have done the steps correctly. The top line of the report will look like this:

S300 P=V 1.00 Destination=000.0 D=095.5 Page=05716 CH=0000 BK=(000) C=(-01)

The number after "D=" is the waste tank counter. To reset this to zero, repeat the steps above except for step d) you will press the RESUME button four times. (Also, you may have to press the POWER button in step e) twice).

Repeat the steps to print the information and the counter number should be zero. Mine changed from the above line to this:

S300 P=V 1.00 Destination=000.0 D=000.0 Page=05717 CH=0001 BK=(000) C=(-01)

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I have a Cannon i560 printer and the light on printer flashes five times orange then flashes green, what is the problem and how can I fix it.


5 flashes indicates a faulty printhead or possibly a problem with the p/head contacts. Try removing the head which is easier if you take the cartridges out first(no tools required) and re-seat it having checked the contacts for dirt.

If that doesn't work it may be that the waste ink tank is full. Try this ...

Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000 above,
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

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Waste ink absorber full


CANON WASTE TANK RESET CODES

Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000 above,
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

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Reset. Orange light blinks several times. Then Green. Then orange several times, then... on and on. Cannot reset. All ink cartridges have ink.


count the number of orange flashes in between the green light. two flashes = out of paper, 3=paper jam, 4=empty ink tank, 6=print head not installed, 7=print head defective, 8=waste ink tank is almost full

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All of a sudden my i550 printer is not printing; the green light goes on but then it changes to a flashing orange light and it says there's a user error.


How many flash the orange light?
- 2 - No paper
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- 4 - Out of ink
- 5 - Defective print head
- 8 - The waste ink tank is full

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Blinng orange light


Answer Part 1 of 2

An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take appropriate action.
Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
See Paper Jams
Four flashes: Ink tank is not installed properly
Open the Print Head Cover and check whether an ink tank is installed. If an ink tank is installed, push the button of the ink tank, and reinstall the ink tank properly.
Five flashes: No Print Head installed, or Print Head failure
Install a Print Head.
When the error continues, contact a Canon service representative.
Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in a waste ink absorber placed in the printer. Eight flashes indicate that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so that you can continue printing.
Important
If this error occurs, replacement of the waste ink absorber and maintenance of the printer are required. Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, it cannot be printed until the Waste ink tank is exchanged.

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The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.

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Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.

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You can try this....
  1. Turn off Canon S300, S400, S9000 Printers
  2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
  3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
  4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
  5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
  6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
  7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
  8. Your Canon S300, S400, S9000 Printers should respond as normal.
But this happens because the waste tank is full. You need to locate it and use a paper towel to absorb the waste ink. Whenever the printer cleans itself ( when a new cartridge is installed, for example) some ink is cycled into this chamber. So if you reset and it is full, overflow may occur.....

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How to Reset Waste Ink Protection Counter Canon Pixma IP8500 Printer

Instructions:
Resetting Waste Ink Counter Canon Pixma IP6000, Canon MP450, Canon Pixma IP8500

1. Turn off the printer.
2. Whilst pressing Resume button also press on POWER.
3. Then Press RESUME button and release POWER.
4. Then Press RESUME button again .
5. Then release all buttons.
6. Led Indicator should be green and stay green.
7. Click RESUME button 4 times if you wish to try again.

Then See Table Below:

Orange - Service test print ONCE - Orange - Service test print.
Green - EEPROM information TWICE - Green - EEPROM information print.
Orange - EEPROM initialization 3 TIMES - Orange - EEPROM initialization.
Green - Waste ink counter resetting 4 TIMES - Green - Waste ink counter resetting
Orange - Destination setting (Press Power then Press Resume 3x) 5 times - Orange - Destination setting (Press Power Press Resume 3x)
Green - Print head deep cleaning 6 TIMES - Green - Print head deep cleaning.
Orange - Green, Orange - Return to menu selection 11-13 TIMES - Orange, Green, Orange - Return to menu selection.
Green - Left margin correction 14 TIMES - Green - Left margin correction.

8. Turn off printer.
9. Restart Printer.
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