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Keep getting orange light flashing three times

It's under Service Call Error in the online user manual, and it's described as "paper feed error", with a list of possible things wrong. I'm completely computer illiterate and do not understand what I need to do! Please help!

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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)

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Error code 5100


There is no error 5100 in the manual so look at the following:


(1) Operator call errors (by LED blinking in orange)

LED blinking in orange. Error Solution Remarks

2 times No paper. Set paper, and press the Resume/Cancel button.

3 times Paper jam. Remove the jammed paper, and pressthe Resume/Cancel button.

4 times No ink. Replace the empty ink tank(s). (Pressing the Resume/Cancel button will exit the error without ink tank replacement.)

5 times The print head is not installed properly. - Install the print head, and close the

front cover.- With the print head installed, turn theprinter off and on.

- Re-install the print head.

8 times Warning: The waste ink absorber is almost full (approx. 95% of the

maximum capacity). Pressing the Resume/Cancel buttonwill exit the error, and enable printing.

In repair servicing, replace the bottom case unit (QM2-0647), or 5-item set of

the ink absorbers

(QA4-1012/1013/1014/1015/1055).

The service call error, indicating the waste ink absorber is full, is likely to occur soon.

9 times The connected digital camera or digital video camera does not support

Camera Direct Printing.

After removing the cable between the camera and the printer, press the Resume/Cancel button, and re-connect the cable.


(2) Service call errors (by LED blinking alternately in orange and green, or lit in

orangeLED alternate blinking in orange and green


Error Solution


(Replacement of listed parts, which are likely to be faulty)


2 times Carriage error - Carriage unit (QM2-0655 / QM2-0831)


- Timing **** strip film (QA4-1053)


- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

- Carriage motor (QK1-0175)

3 times Paper feed error - Timing sensor unit (QG4-0277)


- Timing **** disk film (QC1-2781)


- Feed roller ***'y (QF4-0155)


- Platen unit (QM2-0650 / QM2-0828)


- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



- Paper feed motor (QK1-0224)


4 times Purging error - Purge unit (QM2-0825)


- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



6 times Internal temperature error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



7 times Waste ink absorber full - Ink absorber (QA4-1012 / 1013 / 1014 / 1015 / 1055)


- Bottom case unit (QM2-0647)


8 times Print head temperature rise - Print head (QY6-0042)


- Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



9 times EEPROM error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



13 times USB Host VBUS overcurrent - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



- DCD board ***'y (QM2-0825)


15 times Other hardware error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



Continuous alternate blinking


Flash ROM error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)



Lights in orange


RAM error - Logic board ***'y (QM2-0750 / QM2-0751)

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Hop you can understand the above as it is straight out of the service manual.


Good luck

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Blinng orange light


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An error has occurred in the printer. The number of flashes indicates the type of error, as outlined below. Check the cause and take appropriate action.
Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error
Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Three flashes: Paper jam
If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
See Paper Jams
Four flashes: Ink tank is not installed properly
Open the Print Head Cover and check whether an ink tank is installed. If an ink tank is installed, push the button of the ink tank, and reinstall the ink tank properly.
Five flashes: No Print Head installed, or Print Head failure
Install a Print Head.
When the error continues, contact a Canon service representative.
Eight flashes: Waste ink absorber almost full
Ink used for cleaning is absorbed in a waste ink absorber placed in the printer. Eight flashes indicate that the waste ink absorber is nearly full. Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so that you can continue printing.
Important
If this error occurs, replacement of the waste ink absorber and maintenance of the printer are required. Canon recommends to contact a Canon service representative as soon as possible. Once the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, it cannot be printed until the Waste ink tank is exchanged.

Nine flashes: A specified period of time has lapsed without receiving a response from a digital camera or digital video camcorder / The digital camera or digital video camcorder connected is not compatible with this printer

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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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Problem on a canon 3100


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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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Hi emdos,
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