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My printer won't print! The top orange light is on and the middle orange light is flashing. I've tried switching the cartridge - there is a 49A in there now and I replaced it with a 49x, which the box tells me is compatable with this model. Please help.

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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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I've changed the ink cartidges but the black and color ink lights remain on and it won't print. I think the E2 error message is on.


This hapens when refilled cartridges are installed in the printer. To rectify the problem, look for the 'Resume button' normally black with a red circle around an arrow head pointing towards you. With the printer powered on, press and hold this button down for about 10 seconds. The error code will usually clear and the printer will print but the orange lights will still flash.

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Toner light keeps flashing and printer won't print - even though it has a brand new cartridge.


Please try the following steps.
  1. Turn the printer OFF.
  2. Reseat the cartridge.
  3. Switch the printer ON.

Or

  1. Open the top cover.
  2. Reseat the cartridge.
  3. Close the top cover.

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Hp 460 desk top printer will not print and two orange lights are flashing


Hi there,

It would be helpful if you still have the users manual and are able to positively identify the lights.

If the lights that are flashing are the power light and the "resume" light this would indicate you have a paper jam or or the print cartridges are not seated properly.

The resume button is the one that resembles a piece of paper with an arrow pointing down in the middle of it.

Turn off the power, and look to see if there is a piece of paper jammed inside the printer anywhere. Even a small torn piece of paper can cause an error condition.

Remove the print cartridges and turn them around so you can see what resembles a circuit board. Check to make sure the protective cover has been removed from the print cartridges. Once you've done this, install the print cartridges again and turn the power back on to see if the problem has been resolved.


In nearly all cases, flashing lights on a printer indicate a problem with the hardware itself which has nothing to do with the printer driver.

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Green light flashes, will not print. Checked all


Hi can gave you the truble codes
  • Light Orange - 2 beeps: Remove any paper jammed
  • Light Orange - 3 beeps: Remove any paper jammed
  • Light Orange - 4 beeps: Add Ink
  • Light Orange - 5 beeps: Re-install cartridge or replace it
  • Light Orange - 6 beeps: Re-install cartridge or replace it
  • Light Orange - 7 beeps: Re-install cartridge or replace it
  • Light Orange - 8 beeps: Waste is almost full
  • Flash 1 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 6100): Try unplugging the printer for 30 seconds, if not requires service.
  • Flash 2 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 6300): Try unplugging the printer for 30 seconds, if not requires service.
  • Flash 3 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 6800): Try unplugging the printer for 30 seconds, if not requires service.
  • Flash 4 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 5100): Make sure nothing is blocking the cartridge movement, if not requires service.
  • Flash 5 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 5400): Try unplugging the printer for 30 seconds, if not requires service.
  • Flash 6 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 5B00): Waste full (make a reset)
  • Flash 7 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 5200): Replace the BJ Cartridge(Printhead)
  • Flash 8 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 5200): Replace the BJ Cartridge(Printhead)
  • Flash 9 x Orange - 10 beeps (error code 5600): Replace the BJ Cartridge(Printhead) or reinstall it
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    Orange ink light keeps flashing and printer won't print


    hello,
    To correct this problem, unlock the carriage from the printer‘s capping station.
    1. Lift the lid to the printer (cartridges are on the right side.)
    2. Turn the printer off, then power it on again.
    3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts.
    4. Move the carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct.)
    5. Take out the cartridges and close the top cover.
    6. Reconnect the power cord. The power and the resume lights (green and red) should be on.
    7. Open the top cover, reinstall the cartridges, and close the top cover.
    8. The printer should print the alignment page.
    9. Print from another application.
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    Printer orange light flashing 2 and 5 times, servive error 5100


    Hi You can Try 2 things.
    All the luck for you
    There is some foreign object blocking your cartridges carriage that disables it from moving. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

    First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

    If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there



    Next try.

    It may be a piece of paper or a scotch tape or a staple wire.
    Solution 1:
    Clean the timing strip.

    Solution 2:
    The purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) may be not lubricated well enough .

    Lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps); this repair probably require to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism.


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    The cartridge has a small electrical circuit board on it. That circuitry may be defective so that the printer does not recognize the cartridge. Return the cartridge as defective and try another. If that does not solve the problem, then discard the printer. I've read that most printers are manufactured to only last about three years.

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