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I get a series of blinking orange lights and a green pause.

I set up a Canon i850s printer. It installed perfectly without a problem...until I tried to print a test page. All I get is a series of orange blinks then a green pause and so on. I then get a "printer not responding" error. I cancel the print and the status says "printer is online". When I open the lid to check the colors, the light blinks green. As soon as I close the lid, all it does is blink orange, pasues on green, and repeat. The paper does not feed through at all. In fact, it makes no effort to even try and feed the paper through. I've checked the drivers, the cables, the ink, the paper, the settings, everything and then some, and all is fine, I just can't get the thing to print. I can't even get the paper feed button to do anything. I'm ready to throw it against a brick wall right now. Any help is appreciated, although I'm thinking this is just a lost cause.
Thanks,
Mike

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  • ssik1974 Jul 15, 2009

    Hi,
    I get 7 orange blinks, then a pause on green, and it repeats over and over 7 orange, 1 green.

  • ssik1974 Jul 15, 2009

    Hi, I get 7 orange blinks, then a pause on green, and it repeats over and over 7 orange, 1 green.

  • ssik1974 Jul 15, 2009

    Oh, and I found out I don't even have to do anything to get the blinking lights. It starts doing that as soon as it's powered on. 7 orange, 1 green.

  • ssik1974 Aug 17, 2009

    It's a series of 7 orange flashes between the green. Also, I was only aware of the top paper feeder slot. Isn't the front slot for the paper to feed out after printing? Either way, all I get are the blinking lights, even just powering it on. I've since disconnected it from the PC and with further reserach, I've seen several people with the same issue, yet no solutions or answers.

  • Craig Gillette
    Craig Gillette May 11, 2010

    Count the number of orange blinks after the green pause, that will tell me what the error is.

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Hi Mike, the paper feed switch doesn't feed paper... it switches the paper source from the top feeder to the bottom tray. Do you have paper in both? How many times does the orange light flash in between the greens? That tells the error.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

  • Craig Gillette
    Craig Gillette Aug 18, 2009

    7 flashes says the ink absorbers are full, time for a shop to replace the absorbers and reset the count...

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