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My printer is not printing..page comes out blank. inside, all the lights are flashing on the ink cartridges...any ideas what's wrong? thanks

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This message means that the cartdriges are empty...
if you have bought new cardridges and lights still flash then the printer just dont recognize them right.
possible cause 1:
dirty cartdrige (or printhead) chip contacts > clean them with alcohol and cotton (switch printer off first).
see the chips in this photo:
https://secure.datatekusa.com/images/canon%20PGI5.CLI8%20refillable%20cartridge.jpg

possible cause 2:
bad printer controller: the chip in the printer that communicates with the cartdriges is gone mad... take the printer to service...

all the above are valid assuming you bought original cartdriges if not then do so...

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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U need to refill ur printer

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Flashing lights mean that the respective cartridge is empty and needs to be replaced.
Solid lights mean that the cartridge has enough ink.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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