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Cartridge orange light flashes contiuously, ink drags across wide lines

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The user manual says that indicator is for a bad ink cartridge.
But it doesn't say which one (so you have to check them all).
And it doesn't say why.
It recommends removing each, checking the contacts, and reinstalling the.
Otherwise is says replace the bad cartridge.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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What causes orange light to flash 4 times?


It is related to a badly installed or empty print cartridge: http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/product_ranges/printers/pixma/error_codes/#1600
1600 - Orange light blinking 4 times Description:

The ink cartridge has run out.
Resolution:
  1. Lift the printer cover up.
  2. Identify the ink cartridge that has run out (the ink cartridge flashes quickly at around 1-second intervals).
  3. Replace the applicable ink cartridge and close the cover.
  4. Press the [Resume/Cancel] button on the device to continue printing.
If the above solution has not resolved your error, please contact your nearest Canon authorised service facility using the link at the top of the page.
1660 - Orange light blinking 4 times Description:

The ink cartridge has not been installed correctly.
Resolution:
  1. Lift the printer cover up.
  2. Check that the red lights on the ink cartridges are all turned on.
  3. If no red light is activated on a particular cartridge, check that the cartridge is securely positioned and adjust if necessary.
  4. Also make sure that the orange protective cap has been removed from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
  5. Press the [Resume/Cancel] button on the device to continue printing.
If the above solution has not resolved your error, please contact your nearest Canon authorised service facility using the link at the top of the page.

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My printer misses lines when printing.


Definitely a partial clog. Remove your ink cartridge and take it to your microwave. DO NOT PUT IT IN THE MICROWAVE. Fold up some paper towels and apply enough water to the towels to get wet and damp but not dripping. Heat the wet towels in the microwave to get very hot (about 30 seconds). Now, place the cartridge on the steamy hot paper towel and let the steam and hot water dissolve the dried ink. After the towel cools drag the ink contacts across the wet paper towel and look for a smooth and even line of ink. One smooth wide line for black and three smooth lines for the color . Try the drag test on some dry paper towels for the final test. If necessary repeat the whole process again. For stubborn and very old cartridges let set on the wet towel for several hours and recheck. Good Luck.

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Colour and black ink cartridge flashing orange


They call that flash codes or error codes. please count
count how many times the lights flash, here is what they mean

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively (ink cartridge installed incorrectly)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 5 times consecutively (Print Head Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 4 times consecutively (Out of Ink Error)


Alarm / Power light flashes orange 3 times consecutively (Paper Jam Error / Cover Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 2 times consecutively (Load Paper / Paper Feed Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 16 times consecutively (This FINE Cartridge has previously been used)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 15 times consecutively (FINE cartridge not recognized)

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Flashing light opposite ink symbol


Indicating cartridge faulty/exhausted, replace the cartridge..

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Both lights are blinking and will not print


they call that flash codes or error codes. please count
count how many times the lights flash, here is what they mean

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 7 times consecutively (ink cartridge installed incorrectly)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 5 times consecutively (Print Head Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 4 times consecutively (Out of Ink Error)


Alarm / Power light flashes orange 3 times consecutively (Paper Jam Error / Cover Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 2 times consecutively (Load Paper / Paper Feed Error)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 16 times consecutively (This FINE Cartridge has previously been used)

Alarm / Power light flashes orange 15 times consecutively (FINE cartridge not recognized)

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The orange lamp always lights


depending on how many times the orange light flashes. if 4 flashes then the ink has run out. if 5 flashes then it can not recognise the ink cartridge, if 7 flashes then the ink is not installed properly.

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Canon iP1800 printer,flashing orange light under the green 'on'


First off, How many times does it flash organge before it goes to green?

two: out of paper
three: paper jam
four: Ink has run out
Five: FINE cartridge cannot be found
Seven: FINE Cart. not installed in correct position
Eight: Ink absorber almost full

Count how many times it flashes. Then get back to me

Feb 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

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Problem on a canon 3100


The Power Light Flashes Orange - Error Codes When an error occurs, the power light flashes orange. The number of orange flashes followed by a long green flash indicates the cause of the problem.
Two orange flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, or paper feed error
If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded correctly, set the paper correctly and press the Resume button on the printer to continue printing.
Three orange flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, carefully remove the jam and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Four orange flashes: A tank inside the BJ cartridge (print head) is out of ink
Replace the empty BJ tank and press the Resume button to continue printing.
Five orange flashes: BJ cartridge is not installed properly
Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Six orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is not installed
Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely.
Seven orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is defective
Remove the BJ cartridge and check that the contacts on the cartridge and cartridge holder are clean. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed and reinstall the cartridge. If the error occurs again after you resume operation, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge.
Eight orange flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink that is consumed during print head cleaning. This error indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the Resume button to skip the error so you can continue printing.
The POWER light flashes orange and green alternately: Service error
A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician. Count the number of flashes. (You may be asked this information.)

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Hp deskjet 960c


You say it stopped working mid-print... possible paper jam? Ink cartridge not clicked in all the way? (they should all line up evenly across the tops).
In control panel->printers and faxes, right click on Canoni960 and choose properties. In maintenance tab try to do nozzle check and print head alignment. In lower right corner is status monitor, click to see if any useful information in there.

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Printer ripair


The BJC 3000 will flash two different colored lights in a pattern to signal several different errors. From the documentation I have the two colors are orange and green, could those be the colors you see? At any rate here is the code: Two orange flashes: Out of paper, paper jam, or paper feed error. If no paper is loaded in the auto sheet feeder, or if the paper is not loaded correctly, set the paper correctly and press the Resume button on the printer to continue printing. Three orange flashes: Paper jam. If paper has jammed in the printer, carefully remove the jam and press the Resume button to continue printing. Four orange flashes: A tank inside the BJ cartridge (print head) is out of ink. Replace the empty BJ tank and press the Resume button to continue printing. Five orange flashes: BJ cartridge is not installed properly. Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely. Six orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is not installed. Remove and reseat the cartridge correctly. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed. Make sure the blue locking lever is locked down securely. Seven orange flashes: BJ cartridge (printhead) is defective. Remove the BJ cartridge and check that the contacts on the cartridge and cartridge holder are clean. Make sure the orange protective cap and tape have been removed and reinstall the cartridge. If the error occurs again after you resume operation, you may need to replace the BJ cartridge. Eight orange flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full. The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber to hold the ink that is consumed during print head cleaning. This error indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the Resume button to skip the error so you can continue printing. The POWER light flashes orange and green alternately: Service error. A service error means the printer requires the attention of a qualified technician. If you have any more questions let us know otherwise please don't forget to rate this post.

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