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Alarm light wont stop flashing

Upon powering on my canon the alarm lamp flashes which disables any further actions

when power on the light blinking alternately green then orange. Cannot print

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  • Wittke Apr 19, 2008

    My alarm is flashing as well. In the manual, it tells you the problem by the number of flashes. Mine flashes 10 times. There is no description for the problem if it flashes 10 times. Number of flashes on troubleshooting page goes from 2 to 11 skipping ten. I keep getting a printer offline message even though my printer is plugged in and the usb port is hooked up correctly.

  • jeffhh Feb 24, 2009

    My error code was 5110, showing on the printer status panel in Windows XP. Also got 10 amber flashes. Note this happened after power outage; suspect power surge fried a chip?



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How old is your printer? Maybe a part in your printer has reached its service life and has to be replaced. Please indicate error messages if there are any.

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