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Not printing - Flashing lights!!

I bought this item and it worked fine until i changed the ink cartridges. Evertime i switch machine all the light flash. I have lost the manual band disk, please help!!

Lucy

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    exactly the same and exasperated

  • togo75 Dec 01, 2007

    I am also having this problem. Please help!!

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    I have Epsom C44UX, I changed cartridges, since then every time I try to print, the lights flash and the box comes up saying the ink cartridges need changing, have changed cartridges twice more. Can some one help? I have uninstalled and reinstalled. A friend has installed it on his computer with the same thing happening. Ken

    thewhamster@googlemail.com

  • RakeshB Jan 06, 2008

    I have the identical problem with my OKI B4250. All the lights flash (except the first one which indicates its got power). When I press the control button, the flashing stops But I can't print anything.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    Check the ink cartridges. On the back there should be two little titts or tabs not one. That maybe the problem

  • nucgekke Feb 20, 2008

    printer not operating, lights flashing - tried turning off and starting up again.

  • rorie Feb 20, 2008

    Changed all ink cartridges and now doesn't print. Pulled them all out and replaced again, still not printing.

  • kstoops Mar 03, 2008

    help!! need to print my ebay orders. what is the problem

  • Murmurr Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same problem, and I have tried turning the printer on and off several times, disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable, disconnecting and reconnecting the power cord several times together with the above and restarting my computer several times with the above supposed solutions to no avail. I also tried removing first the color cartridge and then the black cartridge. Still nothing helps, This problem just seemed to come out of nowhere (didn't change cartridges or anything). Help!

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Everytime you do head cleaning, the waste ink goes into the waste ink pad which is a built-in feature inside the printer. Its function is to prevent these waste ink to spilll all over the other parts of the printer. When this pad becomes full, thats the time when the lights start to blink. This serves as a warning that this pad is already full. Contact your printer technician to replace this pad.

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Sometimes you need to push the button on your printer and hold it for several seconds. My Canon ip4200 is this way when I change cartridges, esp. if I use refilled cartridges or another brand. Usually the light will go off after holding and it prints fine and acts normally.

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If the following happens to your printer from canon's support page i found these:

"Issue: Power light (or Alarm and Power lights) alternate(s) between orange and green
Solution: The i350 may require repair


Unfortunately, the issue you describe seems to indicate that your product may require repair service. If you feel your product might require service, a Technical Support Representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have and explain the service options available to you. You can contact us through the email link or phone numbers listed below."

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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