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Canon i550-turn on-orange/green 8x then long green

Canon i550 - turn on - orange/green 8x then long green and it repeats. no carriage movement or sounds. try to print and get error 6800.

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From the Canon website:

Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Ink Absorber Replacement Options i550

Ink Absorber Replacement Options

This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.

Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk.




For the Waste Tank Reset Code, and how to repair or replace the Waste Tank, see this website:
http://www.bioscomputers.ca/CanonWasteTankCodes.htm

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8 blinks says that your ink absorber is almost full, the 6800 is a main circuit board failure.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

  • ise piq Apr 01, 2011

    This is how I just fixed a Canon MP800 all in one with the flashing green & orange lights (a series of 9) & error code 6800. Left it UNplugged from the electrical outlet over night(You have to give it HOURS UNplugged or this will not work). Plugged it in the next day & turned it on. First window now showed a different error iu30 or some such, & showed a graphic of the ink cartridges with problems recognizing them. Held down the RESET button until the graphic showed the first cartridge as ok, (the picture will change), let go and held down the RESET button again for the next cartridge & so on until all 5 were ok. The screen then changed to a menu asking me what language I would like. Used the arrow keys around the OK button to select English. Then pressed OK for that language. The screen then changed again & said it would have to do a printhead alignment & to put paper in the printer. I put paper in & pressed the OK button again. It took about 5 minutes for the print head alignment. The paper with the alingment marks came out printed correctly. The next screen showed a normal screen which usually defaults to the Copy properties. Turned the printer off & on again a few times & everything was fine. Have no idea how long this will last or what caused the problem, but it is fixed for now. Related Problems & Solutions Filter Problems by Issues:

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