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?
Re: Canon i550 LED error sequence: 7 orange +1 green...
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.
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Your video doesn't quite show how many flashes in the sequence.
six orange flashes means the CD tray door is down, seven orange flashes (the 5B00 error) can be addressed as below. Good Luck.
5B00/5B01 - Orange and green light blinking 7 times
A service error has occurred.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Disconnect the power cable.
3. Open the printer cover.
4. Check for any orange protective tape or white polystyrene and remove if necessary.
5. Check that there are no foreign objects in the printer (such as a paper clip) and remove if necessary.
6. Close the cover.
7. Reconnect and turn on.
Sounds like the printer head is clogged or damaged.
I believe that sequence stands for (error sending data to print head). Not sure if it can be repaired or not, its hit or miss with the canon printers.
The ip series, the heads were removable and the whole section could be replaced. Give canon a call and see if thats possible with the i350 series. Worse case you will have to replace the whole printer.
Hello you can try Problem for Canon BubbleJet i560 InkJet
The waste ink is in the inside of your printer you need to get at it to clean out,
It may be all screwed down so you need to open all up or get a shop to do it for you.
It not an easy job but maybe you are handy with a screwdriver, it can be messy job.
But after this, you will have to reset the waist ink counter or it will still not work,
Butbutbutbut you can always try this to reset it first and clean it out again some time. CanonReset waste ink counter 1. Turn off printer 2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button. 3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go. 4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go. 5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking. 6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more. 8. Your printer should respond as normal. Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
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Jennifer, According to an answer by kev1952 on 19 Sept, to my similar error condition ( "repeating sequence of 7 orange and 1 longer green flash of power LED" ) in a Canon i550 printer, and assuming that what you called yellow I called orange, then you too may have a printhead fault. kev1952 recommended to try to get it cleaned and checked at an ink refilling specialist service.
gp26, on 21 Sept 2009
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
1. Turn off printer 2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button. 3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go. 4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go. 5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking. 6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times. 7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more. 8. Your printer should respond as normal.