I have the same issue....two flashes of the light on the power button the repeat. The carrier is clear, so I don't know what else to do. Also, when I turn the power on, the carrier goes back and forth, hitting the sides very LOUDLY! Anyone else having this issue? This printer is a few years old, so no warranty, and of course, I just bought replacment ink for it, so now it won't work..worked fine till the ink ran out this time! PLEASE HELP!
Ok when the On/Off Light flashes you need to count how many times it blinks on and off, and an approx guess at the pause length bettween the light flashing on and off. For example it may be like this :
1 flash, pause, 2 flashes or short error displayed. or it may be lash error: 1 flash, pause, 5 flashes or paper feed error displayed.
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the flashing amber status light is normal indicating data going from computer to printer.the flashing paper light indicates a paper jam or out of paper. A sensor maybe not working properly or sticking. If your model number ends in a D check
Sounds like a bad print job stuck in a print spooler. Turn off copier. Go around to all computers that print to it and open the print queue. delete all print jobs. reboot each PC. Power up copier and see if it clears
To correct this issue you need to clean the print head. Please follow the steps below.
1. Press the "Power" button to turn the printer on. Wait for the printer to fall silent, indicating it has finished all of its warm up.
2. Load letter size plain paper in the printer's input tray if none is present. Hold down the "Resume" button until the printer's power light flashes once, and then let go of the "Resume" button.
3. Wait for the printer's power light to stop flashing, indicating the printer has finished cleaning the print head. Print a nozzle check sheet by holding down the printer's "Resume" button until the power light flashes twice.
4. Examine the nozzle check printout, looking for missing or broken lines in any of the sections. If you see problems with the printout, run the printer's cleaning program again and then print another nozzle check pattern.
If this does not work, please try these.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of your computer's desktop. Click "Control Panel." Choose "Printers and other Hardware." Select "Printers and Faxes."
3. Double-click the "Canon i550" icon. Click "File" in the main menu, scroll down and click "Printing Preferences." Hit the "Maintenance" tab.
4. Click the "Cleaning" button. Select "All colors" to be cleaned and click "Execute."
5. Click the "OK" button.
6. Print a sample page and examine whether the quality has improved.
7. If the quality has not improved, repeat Steps 2 and 3. Click the "Deep Cleaning" button this time. Select "All colors" to be cleaned and click "Execute." Click the "OK" button.
If still encountering the same issue, please uninstall and reinstall the unit's driver.
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.
You say it stopped working mid-print... possible paper jam? Ink cartridge not clicked in all the way? (they should all line up evenly across the tops). In control panel->printers and faxes, right click on Canoni960 and choose properties. In maintenance tab try to do nozzle check and print head alignment. In lower right corner is status monitor, click to see if any useful information in there.
on photos, If you have a laser printer with half a meg of RAM and you try and print a full page graphic at 300dpi you only get half a page because the printer runs out of RAM.
You can get a full page by printing at 150dpi.
could also be that the encoder strip has become fogged with aerosol, and needs gentle cleaning.