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My PIXMA iP1800 printer will not print. The green light flashes once then the orange light falshes 4 times. This cycle keeps repeating. I've turned it off. I've unplugged it. What else can I do to get it to print?

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The indicator light by the card slot flashes when a memory card is installed and the printer is reading the card. If the power lamp and the alarm lamp flash alternately after the drivers are installed and you have connected and switched on again. Did you install the drivers from the supplied disk before you connected the printer? If not, the computer may not recognise the printer. Disconnect the printer from the computer,install the drivers and reconnect. Try downloading the Printer Drivers from this link. If this does not help then 1. press power button while plug in the powerchord - green lamp.
2. while hold the power button press resume button twice - orange
blink and return to green.
3. release the power button,
4. click the reset black reset color
5. click the reset main and reset platern
You will see in the iptol menu that the ink lvl will be reseted and the wp and wm will set to 0 and new cartridege installed.
then exit
restart the printer
if the problem still occured do the same procedures from 1 to 3 then.

click the eeprom reset botton
wait for for a second the menu will be resetted and the printer will initialized.
turn off the printer then turn on and try to print..by the way i recognize the printer if u park the head of printer in the replace ink area position, there will be a blinking error u will notice after a few print or after u used u need to reset the eeprom in iptools. Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance. Thanks Rylee

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