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Sounds like the Outputflag is sticking or not returning back to the proper position as quickly as i should. The output flag is gravity return in other words there is no spring required.
Perhaps there is paper or dust collecting in that area and causing the flag to stick... regardless follow these instructions to test this :

The output bin flag on the 1720dn is on the right side. (as you face the printer)

Turn the printer off, hold up the flag while pwring on, wait until al the lights stop cycling. the only light remaining ON (flashing) should be "Remove Output".
Release the Output Bin flag; the light should stop flashing (go out) and the "Ready" light

If this is the case try cleaning that area with compressed air to see if the flag will lower on its own.

Best of Luck

Posted on May 18, 2009

  • dsewell80200 Jul 24, 2011

    Ok I found a way to bypass this problem all you have to do is remove the right side cover follow the wire that comes from the flapper down to the circuit board (there is a cover over the circuit board remove that as well) unplug the wire. Problem solved

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Reseat the print head, then reset the printer.
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Make sure the print head holder is in the center and open the inner cover. remove all the ink tanks.
Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.
Reseat the print head and lock the lever.
Replace the ink tanks.


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  • Reseat the print head, then reset the printer.
  • To reseat the print head, make sure the printer is on.
  • Open the paper output tray and top cover.
  • Make sure the print head holder is in the center and open the inner cover.
  • Remove all the ink tanks.
  • Raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.
  • Reseat the print head and lock the lever.
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review this to determine your problem.. If all else fails simply unplug your printer wait a minute and plug back in.

Handling Error Messages


When a printer error occurs, the POWER/ERROR 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.
Number of Flashes
Possible Cause
Try This
Two flashes Printer is out of
paper/Paper does
not feed
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button.
Three flashes Paper jam/Paper
Output Tray is
closed
Clear the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, then press the RESUME/
CANCEL button. If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it.
See “Paper Jams” on page 72.
Four flashes Empty ink tank Press the RESUME/CANCEL 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.
See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 42.
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installed/Print
Head not installed
correctly/Defective
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and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
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If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the Customer
Care Center.
Six flashes Inner Cover is open Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
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/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing.
Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care
Center.
Nine flashes A specified period
of time has elapsed
without receiving a
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 RESUME/CANCEL button and reconnect
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camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use a
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Try counting the number of orange flashes.
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* four flashes means the ink tank is empty
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Try counting the number of orange flashes.
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* four flashes means the ink tank is empty
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Call - 1-800-828-4040
Verify they are installed correctly.
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1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and open the top cover. The print head moves to the replacement position.

Note: When the top cover is opened more than ten minutes, the print head moves to the right side. If this occurs, close the top cover, and open it again.

2. Open the paper output tray and pull down the inner cover.

3. Remove the ink tanks by pressing the tab of each tank.

Note: Handle the ink tanks with care so that your clothes and surrounding area do not get soiled. When replacing multiple ink tanks, make sure to replace one by one.

ip4200_ink_remove.gif4. When removing the print head, raise the print head lock lever first.
raisephlocklever.gif To reinstall the Print Head and Ink Tanks
1. Place the print head in the holder and lower the print head lock lever carefully until you hear a click.
putinphnlockit.gif2. Insert ink tanks into the print head.
Press the mark 'PUSH' on the ink tank firmly until you hear a click.
ip4200_ink_install.gif
3. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.
ip5200r_ink_tank_seat.jpg
<1> The ink tanks are installed properly.

<2> The ink tanks are not installed properly.
Note: <Ink Tank Lamp> You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.

On: The printer is ready to print.

Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.

Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.

Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.

4. Put back the inner cover and close the top cover.
Note: When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.
During the print head cleaning, the Power lamp flashes green. Do not do other operations until the flashes stops.



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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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