Question about Canon PIXMA iP5000 InkJet Photo Printer
When I turn on my printer it flashes one green light and then 5 orange. When I attempt to print a window pops up that says "Operator error.
Press printer's RESUME button.
If this doesn't clear the error, cancel printing and turn the printer off and then back on."
I do this and nothing happens. I have tried to unistall and reinstall the printer. I have tried different USB ports and it will not print ANYTHING. It won't do a test page, maintenance, NOTHING. It is online and everything is connected properly. I have done all the troubleshooting, and nothing has worked. ANY HELP????
Something VERY similar happened to me, and simply unplugging it then turning it back on fixed it. I guess you have nothing to lose trying, right?
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
From the e-user's guide:
Five flashes: Print Head not installed / Print Head not installed correctly / Print Head is defective Install the Print Head. If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
After reinstalling the Print Head, you may need to realign it.
If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact a Canon service representative.
The simple fix with the above instructions is to make sure the contacts are clean. Dust from indoor carpeting, fireplaces, and cat/dog dander/dirt over the months can wreak havoc with contacts in gadgets not completely sealed, such as printers. Use an appropriate cleaner if they are very dirty (something made for electronic devices).
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
I think it's the "print head is not installed" code.
If you are certain it is, open the the cover and make sure the gray lever is pushed down. This sets the head against the pins in the carriage.
You also might try and take out and put back in the print head, making certain all the cartridges are installed correctly. (click into place) and try it again.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
I have the same problem and im clueless as how to fix it :(
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
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