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Operator Error Message

I was trying to print when the printer status window popped up and said 'Operator Error. Please press resume button or turn off then on' (well something like that anyway). I tried both and it still doesn't work. I unplugged from computer, turned it on. Still flashed amber. Lifted cartridge lever on top of cartridges. Took all cartridges out then put each one back in. All except one made the printer flash amber. The cartridges that made it flash were refills and the other was brand new. I thought that was the problem, but I had lever up the whole time. Once I put new cartridge in, then put lever down, the printer flashes amber. Please help or I'll just chuck the stupid thing. Thank you

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  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    i want to smash this computer

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Changed 2 of the cartridges and the printer doesn't recognise them, amber light flashing. Replaced with different ones and the problem still exists.

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Firstly most printers need to be told when you have re installed cartridges as they think they are still there from the fault. Go to your printer and faxes menu and select your printer and delete any pending print jobs. Next go to add/remove programmes and delete the printer software driver and disconnect printer from both pc and the mains for about minutes. Re install driver and reconnect printer to pc when prompted by driver or when it is fully installed, prefferably in a different usb port than previous and go through the set up as normall. if the same problem occurs, the printer must be faulty and require a repair or replacement.

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Go into Service Mode and perform an EEPROM reset:
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.
Service Mode Operations
1) With the printer powered off, hold down the resume button and press the power button.
2) While holding down the power button, release the resume button and press the resume button twice in succession. Now release the power button. The
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3) Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the resume button the specified number of times.
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Hi there you can try.
Following step by step resetting canon Pixma iP90 :
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  • When the Power LED lights in green, press resume button 4 times.
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  3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
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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.
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Service Mode
This printer has a service mode for service-related settings and for performing test prints. The operator panel buttons are used to enter the desired service mode.
Service Mode Operations
1) With the printer powered off, hold down the resume button and press the power button.
2) While holding down the power button, release the resume button and press the resume button twice in succession. Now release the power button. The
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3) Select one of the following service mode functions by pressing the resume button the specified number of times.
Press Resume Indicator Functions
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5 times Orange Destination settings
6 times Green Print head deep cleaning
7 times Green CD-R test print
8 times Orange CD-R print position correction (horizontal)
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4) Execute the function you have selected (except for model setting) by pressing the power button. The printer will switch itself off after performing the function.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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