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Canon i550 LED error sequence: 7 orange +1 green flash

My Canon i550 printer shows a repeating sequence of 7 orange and 1 longer green flash of the power LED, after cleaning of the printhead in a tray of hot water, and does not respond to print or maintenance requests.
The Printer Status panel on the PC shows ink levels OK and one of several error messages "Printer Busy", "Printer not responding", "an error occurred when printing the status enquiry", but no error code number.
When I try to enter the Service Mode I do not get a steady green LED - the error sequence just resumes.
If I try with the lid open I get a slowly repeating green LED.

The printer has been used mostly for printing text and has had bulk ink refilling of the original cartridges.
The colour nozzles progressively blocked over 3 to 4 years and when black text became patchy I tried to clean the printhead. I also removed, cleaned, and refitted all the waste ink absorber pads.
On retesting it would no longer print and I now have a LED error code. What does this code indicate?

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According to Canon 7 orange flashes indicates a print head fault. Solution they recommend is to take it to one of their service agents. Problem is that replacement print heads are not cheap and it is usually more economical to replace the printer. You could try taking the print head to a cartridge refiller and have it professionally cleaned (cost you nothing or next to nothing) and see if that solves the problem.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

  • Michael Strazzella
    Michael Strazzella Jan 23, 2011

    just lost my i550 to the dreaded 7 amber flash monster after 6 years of light use. But the good news Walmart got the Canon MP250 printer with a scanner on top. Yes i said a scanner too on the top for $36.00 dollars U.S. :O your still sitting down go go go

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