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Alternate green and orange flashing continuously

Cannot communicate with the printer
powering down does not fix it
USB/wireless no difference

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  • john 234 Jan 08, 2009

    My IP5200R goes part way through the start up routine but stops & I get the alternate green ambers flashing lights.

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Wireless printing


Blinking orange means one of the following: 1. The printer is out of range of the wireless access point (wireless router). 2. The printer is trying to communicate with the wireless access point, but the wireless access point is turned off or not working properly. 3. Either the configured printer or the wireless access point has been turned off and back on, and the printer is trying to establish communications with the network. 4. The wireless settings of the printer may no longer be valid.

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Alternate green and orange lights flashing, tried to remove battery pack and left off for half hour, still problem, if i hold green button down orange light blinks 15 times which i saw in the manual to...


Hi I have a ip100 portable printer and both green and orange lights flash. Green flashes twice and the orange light flash at what seems to be a random disorder.

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It blinks orange


The information below (could not copy illustrations) is available from:

http://support.lexmark.com/index?locale=en&page=product&productCode=LEXMARK_X4650&segment=SUPPORT&userlocale=EN_UK&frompage=null#1

I did a searcfh for 'blinking orange light' in the Got a Question field.


The Wi-Fi indicator light gives information about the status of the printer.
NOTE: Most wireless communication issues are a result of the following:
  • RF interference or wireless signal quality.
  • System of software firewall applications blocking crucial Lexmark software and ports.
  • The router has been reset. A different or new SSID(network name) and passphrase on the router creates a mismatch to those originally configured on the printer. You will need these router settings to reconfigure the printer using the included Setup Utility or Setup Assistant.
  • The printer has been turned OFF for period.
Use the table below to help determine your printer's current status, and refer to the linked articles for additional assistance.


Wi-Fi Indicator Possible communication states
Related Links
Important! This article was disigned for previous generations of Wireless-equipped inkjet printers. Not all article links are current, but they may still provide useful guidance.
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Off
"I have no wireless capabilities."


  • Initial power-up state.
  • The INA* is not present.
  • The INA is not properly connected
  • The printer power is off
  • Hardware failure
  • USB connection with printer that lacks wireless print server.
Contact Lexmark if this remains a problem. See Still need help? below. pattlnk_4182007_1318-aniorange.gif
Blinking orange
"Printer is trying to connect wirelessly"

  • The INA has been configured for infrastructure, but is not linked to an access point
  • There is a security setting mismatch between access point and router.
  • Interim negotiating status while performing setup procedure.
  • Out of range or interference between printer and access point.
  • Printer unplugged for an extended period of time may cause this to happen.


Click here for 'Printer Not Found or here for an alternative article on 'No communication' issues.
Click here for an article on Signal Strength. NOTE: This article pertains to the X3500-X4500 Series printers but it is valuable for ALL wireless products.
If you are really unsure what has happened:

  • Make sure the computer is communicating over the network.

  • Reset your wireless router (AP) by turning it OFF and ON or
    remove the power supply from the back of the printer and then plug it back in.

  • Follow this link to the Wireless Setup Utility or Wireless Configuraton Utilty to reconfigure the printer.
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Solid orange
"Printer is not communicating wirelessly"
  • The printer is brand new and has never been configured.
  • The printer is connected via USB cable.
  • The printer is in the middle of being configured.
  • The INA is waiting for an ad-hoc (peer-to-peer*) connection.
* Computer to printer communication without the use of a router.
Need to configure:
Windows XP/Vista
NOTE: These are examples only.
Infrastructure (most common) Click here. Ad hoc Click here.
All-In-Ones (AIOs), also known as MultiFunction Printers (MFPs):
Infrastructure Click here. Ad hoc Click here.
Windows users: The light will not turn green until after you have removed the installation cable!
Macintosh X.3 and X.4

Infrastructure (most common) Click here. Ad hoc Click here.
AIOs (MFPs)
Infrastructure Click here. Ad hoc Click here. pattlnk_4182007_1320-grnmedallion.gif
Solid green
"Printer is connected wirelessly"

  • The INA has been configured and is connected to an access point.
  • The INA is connected ad hoc.



  • For a 'Communication error' with a green light, click here.

  • For a 'Communication error' only after the printer comes out of power saver , follow the below links:

X4800 Series - click here.
X6500 Series - click here.
X7500 Series - click here.

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Blinking green Printer will flash green during a code update. Click here for an article describing how to update network firmware. Or, click here for further firmware code update information.
NOTE: This indicator should not be seen often.

INA = Internal Network Adapter


Trust this is helpful. Note you can download updated drivers and use the Wireless Troubleshooting Guide from this site.

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I suggest you reset the Lexmark Z2420 wireless network adapter. To reset, do the following: With the printer on, press and release the power button. The printer will enter power save mode. Now, press and hold the paper feed button. While holding down the paper feed button, press and release the power button. Continue holding the paper feed button for 30 seconds. Release the paper feed button. This will reset the internal network adapter (INA). When the printer has been reset, a solid orange Wi-Fi indicator light should appear. If Wi-Fi light goes back to flashing red, you have not successfully reset the printer. Start the procedure again. Once you have a solid orange Wi-Fi light, reconfigure the printer for wireless connection. Thanks.

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The Power Light Flashes Orange - Error Codes When an error occurs, the power light flashes orange. The number of orange flashes followed by a long green flash indicates the cause of the problem.
Two orange flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, or paper feed error
If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded correctly, set the paper correctly and press the Resume button on the printer to continue printing.
Three orange flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, carefully remove the jam and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Four orange flashes: A tank inside the BJ cartridge (print head) is out of ink
Replace the empty BJ tank and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Five orange flashes: BJ cartridge is not installed properly
Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Six orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is not installed
Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Seven orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is defective
Remove the BJ cartridge and check that the contacts on the cartridge and cartridge holder are clean. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed and reinstall the cartridge. If the error occurs again after you resume operation, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
Eight orange flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink that is consumed during print head cleaning. This error indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the Resume button to skip the error so you can continue printing.
The POWER light flashes orange and green alternately: Service error
A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician. Count the number of flashes. (You may be asked this information.)

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Try the below procedures maybe the error of your printer is the waste ink counter.

Canon i550, i560, i850, i950, i960 (May work with i860, i865)
1. Start with the printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. Let green light blink until printer is done moving print head.
6. Select functions below with RESUME press POWER to execute:

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

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The BJC 3000 will flash two different colored lights in a pattern to signal several different errors. From the documentation I have the two colors are orange and green, could those be the colors you see? At any rate here is the code: Two orange flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, or paper feed error. If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded correctly, set the paper correctly and press the Resume button on the printer to continue printing. Three orange flashes: Paper jam. If paper has jammed in the printer, carefully remove the jam and press the Resume button to continue printing. Four orange flashes: A tank inside the BJ cartridge (print head) is out of ink. Replace the empty BJ tank and press the Resume button to continue printing. Five orange flashes: BJ cartridge is not installed properly. Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely. Six orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is not installed. Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely. Seven orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is defective. Remove the BJ cartridge and check that the contacts on the cartridge and cartridge holder are clean. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed and reinstall the cartridge. If the error occurs again after you resume operation, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge. Eight orange flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full. The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink that is consumed during print head cleaning. This error indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the Resume button to skip the error so you can continue printing. The POWER light flashes orange and green alternately: Service error. A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician. If you have any more questions let us know otherwise please don't forget to rate this post.

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