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Canon Printer won't work,seven flashing orange lights

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  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    My canon printer i550 is always falshing in orange and the printer indicate an error mode, can you help me.

  • delsue Sep 04, 2008

    Same problem but I want to know how to fix without having to take it to a repair shop. Is this possible??

  • Simonas Oct 24, 2008

    same problem...what to do?



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Hi i am a certified Canon repair tech for this printer. the flashing lights indicate a error code. what this one stands for is that the waste absorber pads in the bottom of the machine need to be replaced and the error code reset. this should be done by a service center it is very messy. to locate a service center for your machine you can call 1-800-OK-CANON and they will help you find the nearest one. hope this helps.

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