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Canon i70 print head does not move to the middle

The printhead is stuck on the right and won't move to the middle, and thus won't print.  Should I try and force it back?  The grean and orange lights are blinking alternately.

Thanks and regards,

Ursula     ucosandier@shaw.ca

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  • DeeUSAMD Feb 08, 2008

    I have the same problem, My print head is stuck to the right and will not move, and my warranty has expired. If any one has the code, I sure could use it.



    Thanks

  • arlnew Jul 10, 2008

    THE PRINTER LIGHT SWITCHES FROM GREEN TO AMBER, BUT
    NOTHING IS ON DECK FOR PRINTING RIGHT NOW. HOW DO I
    FIX THIS:? I ALREADY TURNED IT OFF AND ON SEVERAL TIMES;
    ALREADY PUSHED THE AMBER BUTTON TO TRY TO CLEAR IT.


  • rObje Sep 30, 2008

    My printer has the same problems as discribed. How to unlock???

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem right now. Flashes amber seven times...problem with the printer head. But it is stuck to the right. I did the hold the resume button and then hit the on button....hit the resume button twice and let go. Then I get a steady amber light and it won't go off without disconnecting the power. So what's up with that.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same problem too. Is there anyone who can give better answer? The solution given doesn't solve the problem at all...

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. It happened between printings. I tried forcing the print head out, but couldn't. I also tried to lift the top silver flap, but am afraid to break it.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I have the same exact problem and I e-mailed tech support. They mailed me back this response:





    Thank you for writing to Canon technical support. We value you as a
    Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. We
    sincerely regret your i70 printer is not respond properly, and the light
    continues to flash orange and green.

    When the Power light alternates between orange and green, the printer
    was not able to initialize successfully because of a hardware error.

    For troubleshooting purposes, please check and confirm the following:

    1. Power the printer on.

    2. Open the cover. (The print head will move to the center from
    the right.)

    3. Press and hold the Resume/Cancel button for more than three seconds.
    (The
    print head will move to the right a little.)

    4. Hold and lift the print head lock lever button. It is a silver piece
    that lifts up to release the print head.

    5. Lower the print head lock lever to lock the print head in place.

    6. Close the print head cover.

    7. Isolate the printer by powering off and disconnecting it from the
    computer.

    8. Check carefully for any objects or other material that may be inside
    the printer or sheet feeder.

    9. After waiting about thirty seconds, plug the printer in, power on
    and see whether the printer initializes properly with a steady green
    POWER light.

    If the issue continues, service regrettably appears necessary.



    The only problem is that when the power is turned off then on the print head does not center itself and I still get no response at all.

  • akbizou Apr 23, 2009

    I have the same problem right know.. The head stuck on the right side, won't move to the center. Is it the sign of Death of i70?

  • Lin Epp
    Lin Epp Dec 03, 2013

    I am having this problem. What do I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    They have come up right in the middle of my desktop and I want them back on the side where they began. I tried to hold down the mouse ...left side and move but no deal

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THERE IS A CODE THAT UNLOCKS THE HEAD. IT MAY BE THE SAME AS THE I80 PRINTER. DO NOT FORCE HEAD. THE CODE IS PUNCHED IN BY THE FEED BUTTON AT THE TOP. I WILL TRY TO FIND THE CODE AND REPOST.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

  • Lin Epp
    Lin Epp Dec 03, 2013

    What is the code and how do I use the code?

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