Question about Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer
My printer is not working, the orange light is flashing 5 times then stops for a second then flashes 5 times again, over and over again.
I don't know what the problem is.
If you could help me that would be greatly appreciated!
I fixed mine just last night, with the same symptom.
This is not an easy fix, but it is FREE!!!
On the bottom of the printer, on the inside of the case, there is an optical sensor that reads the positions of the roller going to the feed tray. I found ink had blocked that sensor, and was causing the error.
Getting to that sensor is not for a novice. Getting into the case is the most technical part.
Find the "arrow" points. These are points on the printer that indicate the release points for the outer shell. There are triangle "arrows" pointed at small, or large "slots" that if a small flat blade screwdriver is inserted, will release the covers.
Find the first under the carriage cover, at the left and right sides. A 1/4" by 3/8" cutout in the top of the black horizontal surface, about 4" from the center to the left and right, and about 2" back from the front. Insert a flat screwdriver, and rotate the screwdriver handle toward the center of the printer to release A PORTION of the left and right side covers. Note the triangle arrows. Now find the others!!!
Happy hunting! If you get the covers off, write back, and I'll tell you how to find the clogged sensor.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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