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I am getting the message through the blinking light (5 times) that I have a problem with the printhead. Nothing will print right now. What do I do?

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You will need a new printhead, QY6-0064-000
around $40.00

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Perform Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics Test, along with supporting service level/diagnostic tests (service menu access procedures do vary by HP printer model, refer to HP printer diagnostics document, pages 45-47, to view normal display messages, http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813 )
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1.Press 'Return' button (lower left side) four (4) times until 'Support' menu is displayed.
2.At 'Support' Menu, using the arrow key, navigate to the 'Service Menu', press Ok.
3.Use arrow keys to advance to the 'Special Reports' Menu. Select OK.
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6.When 'Code = 41', select 'OK'. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
7.Check the 4th line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state "Pen Status: Pen OK".........if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed and may need to be replaced. Re-seat PRINTHEAD and/or clean rear electrical contacts and repeat 'Tap 41' test to verify connectivity is not the issue.

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Press return arrow 4 times
2.Press support menu
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Self test/printer status (use to print internal printer settings)
Press return arrow 4 times
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4.At self test report press ok
Extended self test (use to evaluate color performance and obtain total page count)
Press return arrow 4 times
2.Press support menu
3.Press right hand arrow 7 times to reports menu and press ok
4.Press right hand arrow 1 time to extended self-test and press ok
Print Quality Diagnostic Page (use to determine if printing alignment is correct)
Press return arrow 4 times
2.Press support menu
3.Press right hand arrow 7 times to reports menu and press ok
4.Press right hand arrow 2 times to Print Quality diagnostic report and press ok
Print head recovery (runs 'intensive' printhead service cleaning routines, i.e. for a clogged printhead)
1.Press home key twice
2.Then return key
3.Then home key twice
4.Then return key
5.Then home key twice...............this will gain access to the Engineering Menu
6.Press the 'service menu'
7.Press right arrow 4 times to 'service test' and press ok
8.Press right arrow:
a.16 times to 'print head rec level 1' (basic recovery)
b.17 times to 'print head rec level 2' (medium recovery)
c.18 times to 'print head rec level 3' (thorough recovery)....suggested for severe streaking
9.Press 'ok' to activate either of the 3 selections above.
Semi full reset (can be used to help address intermittent or incorrect printer behavior issues)
1.Press return arrow 4 times
2.Press support menu
3.Press right hand arrow 2 times to Resets menu and press ok
4.Press right hand arrow 2 times to semi full reset and press ok (Note: this will return printer to factory default condition; regional setup will be required following this action)

* Failure of the PRINTHEAD has nothing to do with refilled ink cartridges; the PRINTHEAD assembly is a separate electronic unit in which the cartridges plug into and feed ink into. Refer to NOTE below.


4) To rule out printer/cartridge connectivity (assembly interface/connection) issues please ensure you have followed all steps on HP's support page - this includes PRINTHEAD removal and thorough cleaning of the electrical surfaces on the PRINTHEAD and on the CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY:
http://www8.hp.com/h22157/video-gallery/us/en/customer-care/printers-and-all-in-ones/replace-ink-and-toner/2286857593001/replacing-the-printhead---hp-officejet-pro-8600-e-all-in-one-printer/video/

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To bypass INK SYSTEM FAILURE message please see the HP Printer Diagnostics Tests file (pdf) for instructions: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1813

Verify the permanent built-in PRINTHEADs electrical performance inside this legacy printer model by running the TAP 43 diagnostic test (either one of the procedures below applies to all printers which use HP02 or HP363 ink cartridges): For additional HP02 support information, please visit our HP02 system support page which includes videos of everything mentioned below: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1372

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    1. Turn ON the printer.
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[From the service manual]
The print head is not installed [1401], or it is not
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head is faulty) [1403 / 1405].

I'm guessing that you've been using this printer and printhead for a while though so it's more likely that the printhead is dead and you need to purchase a new one.

Depending on where you are in the world, getting a new one is pretty simple but costs vary.

In the USA, buy direct from Canon and you'll get it pretty cheap.. Unfortunately elsewhere, like the UK, you have to pay more than the printer is worth to get a new one which is frustrating.

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Dear palia1234,
Blinking in orange 5 times indicates that the printhead error occurs. You need to replace the printhead with a new one. But be careful before replacing the printhead, check your printhead if any smoke smell or indication of short circuitry present. Replacing the printhead in this case will harm new printhead. You'd better to take your printer to the nearest service center.

Regards,

Source:
Canon Inkjet Printer Forum

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