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Orange light flashing

I've just changed my printer cartridge, following the instructions given on these pages.  It fitted in OK but now after flashing the green light once, it flashes orange 5 times.  What have I done wrong?  I've tried turning it off and one again but it makes no difference.

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  • Tihesa Dec 20, 2007

    I changed my ink cartridge, and when I try to print, I get a message saying that the printer is out of paper and to load paper and resume printer

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    My printer flashes and will not turn off and we cannot there a solution?



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    Resetting the Printer
    By resetting the printer's power, the print buffer is cleared and certain sensors are reset. If there is invalid data in the buffer, or sensors are stuck in a particular mode; errors may occur.
    Follow these steps to reset the printer:

    1. Turn the printer off with the Power button (if available).

    2. Disconnect the data cable from the printer (not applicable to WiFi, Bluetooth or Infrared) .

    3. Unplug the printer's power cord for approximately 10 minutes, and then plug it back in. If troubleshooting a communication issue, reconnect the data cable (not applicable to WiFi, Bluetooth or Infrared).

    4. Turn the printer back on.

    Note: If resetting the printer does not work, please attempt any other solutions that appeared in your search results.If this is a hardware error on the printer, the printer may need to be repaired.


    Supported ink cartridges / Printable sheets limits

    When replacing ink cartridges (when ink cartridges are not recognized, ink runs out, etc.), use the following ink cartridges. See the table below for ink cartridge output specifications.

    Supported ink cartridges:

    Black: Insert into the left side of the ink cartridge holder.

    Color: Insert into the right side of the ink cartridge holder.



    Printer Model



    High capacity
    Not usuable
    Sold separately


    High capacity
    Not usuable
    Sold separately

    Number of printable sheets

    Note: Printable sheets limits may vary depending on circumstances of printer usage.

    Printing pattern
    Printable sheets per Cartridge

    1,500 characters per page, normal text
    A4 or Letter / Plain paper
    Black ( PG-40 )
    Aprox. 520 sheets

    Black ( PG-50 )
    Aprox. 810 sheets

    A4 or Letter / Plain paper
    Black ( PG-40 )
    Aprox. 760 sheets

    Black ( PG-50 )
    Aprox. 1,170 sheets

    Color ( CL-41 )
    Aprox. 190 sheets

    Color ( CL-51 )
    Aprox. 320 sheets

    Digital camera 24 images
    4 x 6 / Photo Paper Plus Glossy
    Color ( CL-41 )
    Aprox. 100 sheets

    Color ( CL-51 )
    Aprox. 180 sheets



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