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Waste ink tank almost full did what manual said (press the resume/cancel button to clear the error so printing can continue.) is there anything else I can do? and how do you empty waste tank?

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Green light flashes 7 times


LED Blinking in Orange/Green:

2 times: No paper. (ASF) [1000]; Set the paper in the ASF, and press the Resume/Cancel button.No CD-R tray. [1001]*1; Set the CD-R tray, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
No paper in the cassette. [1003]; Set the paper in the cassette, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

3 times: Paper jam. [1300]; Remove the jammed paper, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
Paper jam in the under guide. [1304]
Paper jam in the rear guide.[1303]
Front door closed. [1250]; Open the paper output tray.

4 times: No ink.[1601 / 1611 / 1612 / 1613]; Replace the empty ink tank(s), or press the Resume/Cancel button. Pressing the Resume/Cancelbutton will exit the error without ink tank replacement, however, ink may run out during printing.

5 times: The print head is not installed [1401], or it is not properly installed (EEPROM data of the print head is faulty) [1403 /1405]. Install the print head properly, and close the access cover. Or, with the print head installed, turn the printer off and on.

6 times: Inner cover open. [1841]*2; Close the inner cover, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
Inner cover open (during printing on paper). [1846]*2; Close the inner cover, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
CD-R tray guide closed (during CD-R printing).[1850 / 1855]*1; Open the CD-R tray guide, set the
CD-R tray properly, and press the Resume/Cancel button.
CD-R tray guide open (during printing to paper). [1851 /1856]*1; Close the CD-R tray guide, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

7 times:No CD-R or DVD-R. [1002] After setting a CD-R or DVD-R in the tray, set the tray in the tray guide, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

8 times: Warning: The waste ink absorber becomes almost full (approx. 95% of the maximum capacity). [1700]; Pressing the Resume/Cancel button will exit the error, and enable printing. The service call error, indicating the waste ink absorber is full, is likely to occur soon.
In repair servicing, replace the bottom case unit (QM2-1249), or the ink absorbers (QC1-4222 / 4223 / 4224 / 4263 / 4264 / 4864).

9 times: The connected digital camera or digital video camera does not support Camera Direct Printing. [2001]; After removing the cable between the camera and the printer, press the Resume/Cancel button, and
re-connect the cable.

10 times: Automatic duplex printing cannot be performed (paper size not supported). [1310]; Press the Resume/Cancel button to eject the paper being used at error occurrence. Printing will resume from on the front side of the next page.

11 times: Failed in automatic print head alignment. [2500]; Press the Resume/Cancel button, and after confirming the following, perform print head alignment again: - Set an appropriate type and size of paper (plain paper, A4 or letter). - Check that the nozzle check pattern is properly printed (all ink ejected, no faint printing). - Protect the paper output slot from exposure to excessive light.
Access cover open. [1200]; Close the access cover.



LED Blinking in Orange and Green Alternately, or Lit in Orange:

2 times: Carriage error [5100]
3 times: Paper feed error [6000]
4 times: Purge unit error [5C00]
5 times: ASF (cam) sensor error [5700]
6 times: Internal temperature error [5400]
7 times: Waste ink absorber full [5B00]
8 times: Print head temperature rise error [5200]
9 times: EEPROM error [6800]
11 times: Carriage lift mechanism error [5110]
12 times: AP position error [6A00]
13 times: Paper feed position error [6B00]
14 times: Paper feed cam sensor error [6B10]
15 times: USB Host VBUS overcurrent [9000]
16 times: Valve sensor error [6C00]
17 times: Motor driver error [6D00]
20 times: Other hardware error [6500]
Continuous alternate blinking: rom error

Aug 31, 2014 | Canon PIXMA iP2000

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Canon BJC- 1000 LPT 1 printer. STATUS: the used ink tank is full. printer not performing.


HI,

Your printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. As time goes by, the waste ink tank gradually fills. When the waste ink tank is nearly full, you should receive a "Waste ink warning" error when you print. Press the RESUME button on the printer to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank becomes completely full, have the waste ink tank replaced.

Jul 08, 2008 | Canon Office Equipment & Supplies

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My MP510 was just printing fine then went to rear feed and now all I get is a flashing green and yellow lights


review this to determine your problem.. If all else fails simply unplug your printer wait a minute and plug back in.

Handling Error Messages


When a printer error occurs, the POWER/ERROR lamp flashes.
The number of flashes indicates the type of error that has occurred.

Count the flashes and take the appropriate
action to correct the error.
Number of Flashes
Possible Cause
Try This
Two flashes Printer is out of
paper/Paper does
not feed
Reload paper in the Sheet Feeder or Cassette and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.
Three flashes Paper jam/Paper
Output Tray is
closed
Clear the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, then press the RESUME/
CANCEL button. If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it.
See “Paper Jams” on page 72.
Four flashes Empty ink tank Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to resume printing with an empty ink tank.
Replace it with a new ink tank immediately after the printing. It may damage the
printer if you continue printing with an empty ink tank.
See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 42.
Five flashes Print Head not
installed/Print
Head not installed
correctly/Defective
Print Head
Install the Print Head. If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head
and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
After reinstalling the Print Head, you may need to realign it.
If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the Customer
Care Center.
Six flashes Inner Cover is open Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Eight flashes Waste ink absorber
almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head
Cleaning.
Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing.
Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care
Center.
Nine flashes A specified period
of time has elapsed
without receiving a
response from the
digital camera/The
digital camera or
digital video
camcorder
connected is not
compatible with
this printer

Disconnect the camera cable, press the RESUME/CANCEL button and reconnect
the cable.

If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital
camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use a
digital cameras or digital video camcorder compatible with this printer

Mar 29, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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Blinng orange light


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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.

Nine flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving a response from a digital camera or digital video camcorder / The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer

Sep 30, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90 Mobile Printer

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Tank absorber full and lights blinking


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.

Note
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.

Sep 14, 2009 | Canon i350 InkJet Printer

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Error code on my ix4000 reads 5C00


Canon has a decent trouble shooting guide for this model:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contro...

Click on the Step-by-Step Troubleshooting link under Tech Support

Unfortunately it does not give any possible solutions for blinking lights.

The user guide on the other hand does.
You can download this under Downloads -> Product / Software Manuals

Here is a summary of what the flashing lights could mean:

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

Six flashes: No print head installed

Install a print head.

Seven flashes: Print head is defective

Contact the Customer Care Center.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in the 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 the Customer Care Center as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.


Nine flashes: Ink tank is not installed properly

Open the print head cover and press the button of the ink tank and reinstall the ink tank properly.

Ten flashes: Battery level is low

Charge the battery. For details on how to charge the battery, refer to the manual supplied with the battery.

Eleven flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving a response from the digital camera or digital video camcorder / The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer

Disconnect the camera cable, press the printer's RESUME/CANCEL button and reconnect the cable.
If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use digital cameras or digital video camcorders that are compatible with this printer.

POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:

An error that requires contacting the Customer Care Center may have occurred.

Disconnect the printer cable from the printer, and then turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on after leaving it about 10 minutes.

If the problem remains, contact the Customer Care Center.

Jun 19, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iX4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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My Canon I550 quit printing.


An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take the appropriate action.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
See Paper Jams
bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. However, when printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it will be a cause of trouble.
See Replacing an Ink Tank
bullet.gif Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: Defective print head
Contact a Canon service representative.
bullet.gif 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.
i_note_us.gif Note
Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative may have occurred.
Turn the printer off and unplug the printer from the power supply. Plug the printer back in and turn the printer back on.
If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

Apr 14, 2009 | Canon BubbleJet i550 InkJet Printer

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When i turn my printer on the light flashes green once and then orange 5 times. cannot get past this stage - any ideas?


Here are all the flashing explanations:

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: Empty ink tank

If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. After printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it may cause damage to your printer.

Refer to your Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to replace an ink tank.

Five flashes: No print head installed/Defective print head

Install the print head. Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed.

If reinstalling the print head does not solve the problem, replace it with a new one. Contact the Customer Care Center.

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 the Customer Care Center.

Mar 08, 2009 | Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet Printer

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Canon S 520 doesn`t print


Two flashes: Out of paper, paper jam or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.

Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer
correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Four flashes: Empty ink tank
One of the ink tanks is empty. Replace it.

Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.

Seven flashes: Defective print head
Remove and reinstall the print head.
Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed. If reinstalling the print head
does not resolve the problem, replace it with a new one.

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

Oct 19, 2007 | Canon S520 InkJet Photo Printer

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