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My canon i850 printer head will not move. When I turn the printer on I get a green light followed by 5 amber lights then it alternates 1 long green followed by a short amber,short green, short amber and back to long green

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Start with the printer OFF

1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
2. Release RESUME
3. Press RESUME twice, then release POWER
4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing

Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
presses - light color - function

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i850)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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