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I keep getting this message when I try to align the print head. An error occurred during automatic print head alignment. Press the printer's RESUME button to clear the error. Refer to the user's guide to check the error, and re-execute print head alignment. If an error still occurs, carry out manual alignment. What do I do? I don't even know what the print head is and how to manually align it.

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same problem, you receive this message AFTER you have done the print head alignment in the maintenance tab. The printer attempts to do an alignment but it fails and you receive this error.

  • pgpt68 same Mar 17, 2009

    I have the same problem!   I am wondering if I need to manually set the print heads....but I don't know how to do that.

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The print head is the carriage that holds the ink cartridges and has tiny nozzles on the bottom that spray the ink on your paper. The nozzles have to be aimed (aligned) either automatically, or in WinXP with the following manual process:

1 Left click on the start button
2 Open "Printers and faxes" on the Start menu.
3 Find your printer on the printer list and right click on it once.
4 Select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
5 Click on the "Maintenance" tab at the top of the new window.

A selection page for all sorts of upkeep items is then shown. Manual alignment of the print head is one of the choices.

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I have changed all ink cartridges on my canon pixma ip4200 printer and it now doesn't work, the green and amber lights flash for 11 times and the cartridge carrier doesn't move. Please can someone advice...


From Canon Help Files.

Automatic Print Head alignment failed
Possible causes are as follows:
6128_image_6.gif A4 or Letter-sized paper is not loaded on the Auto Sheet Feeder.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear the error, then load one sheet of A4 or Letter-sized paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder.
Automatic print head alignment cannot be performed using paper from the Cassette. For automatic print head alignment, always load paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder.

6128_image_6.gif Print Head nozzles are clogged.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer to clear the error, and then print out the nozzle check pattern to examine the print head condition.

For information on how to print a nozzle check pattern, see "Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern."

6128_image_6.gif The Paper Output Slot has been exposed to a strong light source preventing correct Print Head alignment.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to clear the error and move the printer to a darker location.
After carrying out the above measures, if the problem continues after aligning the Print Head again, press the RESUME/CANCEL button to clear the error, and then perform manual print head alignment. For details on manual print head alignment, see "Manual Print Head Alignment."

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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

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LED Blinking in Orange:

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
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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
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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.
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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]
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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

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- If the error occurs, the print head
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- After exit from the error by the
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- After exit from the error by the
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Press the OK button.
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values are not changed.
- After exit from the error by the OK button,
the automatic print head alignment will not
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Canon service 6000


Well... here it is :

The POWER Lamp Flashes Orange title-bar.gif 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.
When a printer error occurs, the POWER 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.
bullet.gif Two flashes: Printer is out of paper /Paper does not feed
Reload paper to the sheet feeder or cassette and press the RESUME button.
bullet.gif Three flashes: Paper jam/Paper output tray is closed
If paper is jammed, remove the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, and then press the RESUME button. If the paper output tray is closed, open it.
See Paper Jams
bullet.gif Four flashes: Empty ink tank
Press the RESUME 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.
bullet.gif Five flashes: Print head not installed/Print head not installed correctly/Print head is defective
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 a Canon service representative.
bullet.gif Six flashes: Inner cover error
To print on paper:
Close the inner cover. Then press the RESUME button to start printing.
Do not move or close the inner cover during printing. It may damage the printer.
bullet.gif Seven flashes: The CD-R or DVD-R is not set on the CD-R tray
Reset the CD-R tray feeder with a CD-R tray containing a CD-R or DVD-R, and then press the RESUME button. Printing will resume.
This function only works with models that support CD-R printing.
bullet.gif 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 button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative.
Important
Canon recommends that you call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, printing will no longer be possible.
bullet.gif Nine flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving no 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 printer's RESUME button and reconnect the cable.
If the error is still not solved, 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 camera or digital video camcorder compatible with this printer.
bullet.gif Ten Flashes: Cannot print on both sides of the page
The size of paper may not be compatible with automatic duplex printing. For information on the size of paper compatible with auto duplex printing, see "Automatically Printing on Both Sides of the Page." Pressing the RESUME button will discharge the paper, and restart printing from the front side of the next paper. The reverse side will not be printed when an error occurs.
bullet.gif Eleven flashes: Cannot perform automatic print head alignment correctly
Possible causes are as follows:
bullet_s.gif A4 or Letter-sized paper is not loaded on the sheet feeder.
bullet_s.gif Ink has run out or ink tanks are not installed correctly.
See Ensure that the ink tank is installed properly.
bullet_s.gif Ink level is low.
bullet_s.gif Print Head nozzles are clogged.
Press the RESUME button.
For information on how to print a nozzle check pattern, see "Printing the Nozzle Check Pattern."
bullet_s.gif The paper output slot has been exposed to a strong light source preventing correct print head alignment.
Press the RESUME button to resolve the error. Align the printer so the paper output slot will not be exposed directly to a strong light source.
After carrying out the above measures, if the problem continues after aligning the print head again, press the RESUME button to resolve the error, and then perform manual print head alignment. For details on manual print head alignment, see "Aligning the Print Head."
bullet.gif POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange:
An error that requires contacting a Canon service representative 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 for a while.
If the problem remains, contact a Canon service representative.

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