I have seen similar problem and tried out all the solutions.
The power button on my printer is flashing in a pattern 1 flash, 2 flashes, and it will not respond when I send things to print anymore. It used to send me a message to take out and put back in the ink cartridges but now I don't have any response at all.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver a couple of times but it does not seem to make a difference.
It was not a paper jam or cartridge change which caused this unusual behaviour, instead it happened spontaneously. I was prinitng something one day and then half way through it stopped and broke.
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You can print the print head using the Control Panel buttons;
1. Make sure that the power light is on and that the error light is off.2. Hold down the maintenance button for three seconds.The printer starts cleaning the print head and the power light begins flashing.Important - Never turn off the printer while the power light is flashing. Doing so may damage the printer.3. When the power light stops flashing, print a nozzle check pattern to confirm that the head is clean.
1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
Turn off your printer.
Hold down the paper button as you press the power button to turn the
printer back on. Hold down both buttons until the power light begins to
flash, then release the buttons.
The printer prints its test page, which includes a nozzle check. Does
the paper print out without any gaps or with gaps? If there are do this:
2. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder.
Make sure the printer is on and the ink light is off.
Right-click the printer icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (the taskbar) and select Head Cleaning.
Follow the on-screen instructions to start the cleaning cycle, which
lasts about 1 minute. The power light flashes throughout the cleaning
cycle and stays on green when the cycle is finished.
Never turn off the printer during a cleaning cycle or you may damage it.
When the power light stops flashing and remains on, you can check to see if the nozzles are clean. Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern and click Print. Check the printed nozzle check pattern to see if there are gaps in the lines.
If there are no gaps, click Finish.
If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, click Clean to clean the print head again.
You may need to clean the print head up to 4 times. You can also turn
off the printer and wait at least 6 hours. Then try printing again.
If this doesn't work then double check that you have the toner cartridges
in correctly. If you do then your print head is broken and/or burned
out and it's best to just replace the printer. Fixing it would cost more
than the printer itself
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Also if you are using the Refillable ink cartilages stop they always cause major issues 1) With the printer powered off but connected to a power source, press the Power button while pressing and holding the Stop/ Reset button. 2) When the Power is lit, press the Stop/Reset button two times while pressing and holding the Power button. 3) When releasing the Power button and the Stop / Reset button (regardless of order), the printer will move into a service mode. (Waiting for menu selection) 4) When the on/off lights in green, press the Stop/Reset button the specified number of time(s) according to the function listed in the table below.(Each time the Stop/Reset button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.)Note: press 4 times for waste ink counter reset.
The number of the Reset button pressing LED Function Remarks 0 time Green Power off
1 time Orange Service pattern print 2 times Green EEPROM print 3 times Orange EEPROM reset 4 times Green Waste ink counter reset
5) Turn off the printer.(it must be turn off) then turn it on again. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one and to go on helping.
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1. Press power button while plug in the power cord – green lamp. 2. While hold the power button press resume button twice – orange blink and return to green. 3. Release the power button, Then the PC will recognize new printer install. 4. You need the software for permanent reset. 5. Run the software and select printer port. 6. Then select Set Destination 7. Click MAIN and PLATEN button to reset waste ink counter to zero. 8. Finally test print by click TEST PATTERN button.
1. Turn off printer 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. 6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more. 8. Your printer should respond as normal
1. Turn off printer 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. 6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more. 8. Your printer should respond as normal..
I have similar problem. I found this solution that may help you. My problem insists tho.
>>> 5 flashes indicates a faulty printhead or possibly a problem with the p/head contacts. Try removing the head which is easier if you take the cartridges out first(no tools required) and re-seat it having checked the contacts for dirt.
If that doesn't work it may be that the waste ink tank is full. Try this ... Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000 above, 1. Turn off printer 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. 6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more. 8. Your printer should respond as normal.
You will see 3 led lights on the printer. They will blink continously if:
if the print cartridge status light is flashing
-- check if the top cover is open, Close the top cover. -- there may be a problem with a print cartridge 1. Verify that the correct print cartridges are installed. 2. Check if a print cartridge is low on ink or improperly installed.
if the resume light is flashing
-- the printer may be out of paper 1. Place paper in the In tray. 2. Press the Resume button on the front of
-- the printer may be ready to print the second side of a two-sided document 1. Follow the onscreen instructions for printing the second side. 2. Press the Resume button.
if the power light is flashing
-- the printer is preparing to print -- The light stops flashing when the printer has received all data.
if all lights are flashing
-- the printer may need to be restarted 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer, then press the Power button to restart the printer.Proceed to step 2 if the lights continue to flash. 2. Press the Power button to turn off the printer. 3. Disconnect the printer from the power source. 4. Reconnect the printer to the power source.Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
I found this procedure to work for the Epson Stylus 760 printer. The error is indicated by all four lights on the printer flashing and appears to be caused by the internal counters of the machine being exceeded. Even if you press the power switch on the printer, the lights continue to flash, and the printer does not turn off!
1)Turn off your printer, ensuring that the print head is at its home location and locked in place as normal. 2)Remove the four screws securing the top cover two at the rear and two at the front under the lift up cover and lift the cover off. 3)Remove both ink cartridges. 4)When you restore power to the printer at the wall socket or by reinserting the cable, if the lights come back on straight away, the printer’s power switch was ‘on’ - switch it off and return to step 1. 5)Hold down the paper-feed button and the button with the ink-drops next to it, and then turn on the printer, still holding the buttons down. 6)When the paper-out LED flashes, release the buttons. 7)Press and hold the Cleaning button, until several lights flash - this will take a few seconds (i.e. then release the button). 8)The printer will now attempt to reset, including resetting the EEPROM memory and running a short (about 10 seconds) cleaning cycle. 9)Insert the cartridges as normal and replace the cover.