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Canon Pixma iP2000: yellow power light blinks-reset doesn't work

Hello:
My Canon Pixma iP2000 suddenly went weird. Power light blinks yellow 5 times then turns green.
And won't print.
Used reset shown at:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t950159-canon_pixma_ip2000_service_manual
No luck.
Reinstalled driver, USB cable, changed USB port. System settings OK (WinXP).
Any thoughts?
Tks,
pbenesh@cox.net

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  • pbenesh Jan 26, 2009

    I found the answer to the problem. It was a poorly-seated ink cartridge.

    Pushed it down a bit and all's well.

    Canon says (below) the problem is the print head.

    Not so.

    Without comment, here is Canon's list of light codes for the Pixma iP2000:



    The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange
    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.

    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 in the Auto Sheet Feeder, Front Sheet Feeder or Paper Output Slot

    See Paper Jams in the Inside of the Printer

    Four flashes: Ink tanks installed incorrectly

    Reinstall the ink tanks. Ensure that the tanks are firmly seated in the Print Head.

    Five flashes: No Print Head installed or Print Head is defective

    Install a Print Head. If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

    Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber 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 a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.

  • philander Feb 14, 2009

    When I switch on the printer yellow light blinks and i receive a message that the printhead needs to be replaced, which I did. The other problem is that the machine does not run on the ribbon it remains on one place. Please help I need to print urgently.

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Normal 0 Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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