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Canon S 520 doesn`t print

My canon S520 doesn`t print - the yellow lamp is twinkling a few times and than the green lamp one time and it goes like that. I pushed the reset button, but it stillwon't work. I switched the printer off and than on, but the problem stays. What shall I do?

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  • Kayles70 Nov 07, 2007

    I have removed a small peice of paper...I cannot see any other paper jams. I have replaced the ink cartridges, turned the printer on & off, re-started computer. The light persists in blinking orange, then green for a second (to taunt me I think!!) then blinking orange again. It will not print. Any suggestions appreciated.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    orange light on printer flashes 7 times then the green light flashes 1.

    i can turn the printer off using the pc.

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    monator says paper jam and to clear paper from outlet. there is no paper jam and al paper is clear. I ve checke over and over for paper and reboo

    ted the machine ..the same massage appears...this started when a page went thru with difficvulty but came thru fuly intact but wrinkeled

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    amber light blinks 7 tmes and will not print,Removed cartridge and reinstalled but still will not print.

  • moo1995 Oct 07, 2008

    the green light is on. my ink cartrides are new but no print comes out of the paper. i have tried it plenty of times. it used to work on the same laptop so i don't understand why it won't work now that we've moved to a different country. i want to smash the printer already!!!

  • mjchisy Dec 05, 2008

    My canon S520 doesn`t print - the yellow lamp is twinkling a few times and than the green lamp one time and it goes like that. I pushed the reset button, but it stillwon't work. I switched the printer off and than on, but the problem stays. What shall I do?

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    My printer makes a rumbling sound but does nothing, what can I do to repair it or is it done? I love my printer.

  • mattesontim May 20, 2009

    Canon S520 Inkjet printer turns on, goes through initilization, printhead moves back and home OK , service station cycles, paper feed rollers turn, then error light flashes yellow 7 times then once green. Will not print. Any ideas? Thanks, Tim

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    i try to reset with no result

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Two flashes: Out of paper, paper jam or paper feed error
Replace the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.

Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, replace the paper in the printer
correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Four flashes: Empty ink tank
One of the ink tanks is empty. Replace it.

Six flashes: No print head installed
Install a print head.

Seven flashes: Defective print head
Remove and reinstall the print head.
Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed. If reinstalling the print head
does not resolve the problem, replace it with a new one.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink tank for the ink used during print head cleaning. Eight
flashes indicates that the waste ink tank is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL
button to cancel the error so you can continue printing. Before the waste ink tank
becomes completely full, contact a Canon service representative to have the waste ink
tank replaced. Canon recommends to call for service as soon as this error occurs. Once
the waste ink tank becomes completely full, printing will be no longer
possible.

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Waste Ink Tank Full Error Reset

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button and HOLD Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button while letting 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 1 more time.
8. Should be done.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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The printer may be running low on ink. If so replace the ink cartridges. to verify this take the print cartridges out and see if the same condition persists, then put them back.

 

If it is laser printer try replacing/refilling the toner cartridge.

 

Also find out whether any software monitoring utility is installed for the printer. In that case you can see the ink/toner levels.

 

Try reading the manual if you have that all with you, it may be helpful in pinpointig the problem. It may contain troubleshooting information for the particular printer.

 

Sometimes paper jam will be also indicated like this....If so remove the back cover and find out whether paper or peices of paper is there.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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