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My Canon i850 flashes in a continuous cycle of one green followed by 7 yellow blinks when switched on, and does not print. What is the problem and how can it be solved?

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Try the following

1. Start with printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then press and hold down POWER Button.
3. Release the RESUME but continue to hold down the power button
4. Press the RESUME twice, then release POWER button.

Now you have put the printer in Service Mode so it will accept Service commands. Here is the list of Service commands;

A. Press the Resume button once = Print Service test print
B. Press the Resume button twice = Print EEprom data sheet
C. Press the Resume button Three = Initialize the EEprom
D. Press the Resume button Four = Clean Waste INk Counter
E. Press the Resume button Five = Change Destination settings
F. Press the Resume button Six = Head Refreshing (Cleaning)
G. Press the Resume buttom Seven, Eight, Nine, = Not used
H. Press the Resume button Ten = Return to selection Menu

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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7 flashes says that two inks of the same color are installed or an ink tank is not installed properly. Whichever one blinks when you lift cover is the one with the problem. or it might be the one that stays dark.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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