Question about Canon PIXMA MP240 All-In-One InkJet Printer
It could be a driver fault as well. So, before doing anything to the hardware, please un and reinstall the drivers for your device. Follow the link below for this purpose. And remember that reboots are as important as any other procedure.
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
I can't make it specific what exactly the error indicates. There seems to be two error, 1. Flashing orange and 2. error P2. The orange flashing means the ink pads (waste ink tank) is full. Sometimes this error is just showing when there's some minor problems like improper shutdown, etc...but in fact there are two ink pads where the cartridges (with the carriage) reside when they are not printing. You will be able to see these pads after the carriage is moved aside towards the center. Lift up the scanning as you are replacing the cartridges, and look at the compartment where the cartridges were, you'll see sponges soaked with ink/s. Catch a tweezer, pull them out and clean them with water, squeeze them and leave them to dry. After it's done, clean the compartment properly. If you can't reach it, hold a cloth with the tweezer (you'll need a long tweezer) and try cleaning or place it so that the the ink will be sucked out from the pads/sponges.
I think i've skipped one step, you have to remove both the cartridges and the printer should be turned off by un-plugging the power cable before you follow the instructions mentioned above.
After everything's cleaned and you have done whatever is possible with it, check all the passage of the machine. If possible, use a blower to cast out all the dusts clogged/stuck inside the compartment. Or it's possible that there're pieces of paper broken and stuck during a paper jam. Lift up the printer and give it a good shake. (sounds funny, but even lifting and shaking can fix the most annoying issue).
Now install the ink pads/sponges (if you've removed them), install the cartridges, and press the power button (hold down) while you plug in the power cord. After it's plugged in, release the press and again press once to power on. This will definitely fix your problem if there's no other internal issue with the machine.
If you need further help, let me know.
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Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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