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I just had my cartridges refilled, now the orange light above the cartridge icon is flashing and won't let me print

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Try cleaning the contacts with a wet towel
(from cartridge and from cartridge carrier)

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It is related to a badly installed or empty print cartridge: http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/printers/pixma/error_codes/#1600
1600 - Orange light blinking 4 times Description:

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Resolution:
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The ink cartridge has not been installed correctly.
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  3. If no red light is activated on a particular cartridge, check that the cartridge is securely positioned and adjust if necessary.
  4. Also make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
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Usually the cartridge is out of ink in which case get it refilled or it may be electrically failed in which case you will need to buy another cartridge.

If putting a refilled cartridge in the machine you will normally get some kind of error code, to clear this, press and hold the resume button (Black with red circle with an arrow head pointing towards you) for about 10 seconds then release it and usually you can print. The orange light will however stay illuminated or flashing.

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In this error condition, the following light pattern displays on the product control panel and a message might display on the computer:
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  • Resume light : Off
  • Power light : On
Figure 69: The Power light is on and the Print Cartridge light blinksc02645167.gif
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    • There might be a problem with one or both cartridges.
hpweb_1-2_minus.gif Solutions Follow these solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. Solution one: Close the top cover on the printer
  1. If the cover on the product is open, close it.
  2. Press the Resume button (c01219285.bmp ) to continue printing.
Solution two: Determine the cartridge issue When there is an issue with a cartridge, a yellow arrow on top of the carriage (inside the product) points to a drawing of a cartridge that indicates what the issue is. Follow these steps to determine the cartridge issue, and then continue to the next section for solutions to resolve the issue.
  1. Open the top cover on the product. Wait for the carriage to move. The yellow arrow on top of the carriage (inside the product) points to a drawing of a cartridge that indicates what the issue is.
  2. Look at the drawing and then find the icon in the following figure that matches the drawing. Each of these icons represents a different cartridge issue. Use the icons to determine the cartridge issue. Figure 70: Determine the cartridge issuec02645168.gif 1 - Tri-color Cartridge Problem icon 2 - Black Cartridge Problem icon 3 - Tri-color Cartridge Low-ink icon 4 - Black Cartridge Low-ink icon 5 - Cartridges OK icon
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The lights are flashing because you are using refilled cartridges. The printer "sees" those cartridges as empty, since it can not know that someone has refilled them. When you put in new cartridges, the lights will stop flashing.
Just ignore the lights and print!

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