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Canon S300 printer Error light alternately flashes one green and one orange light. Have tried unplugging and replugging the power cord and this does not fix the problem. I need some other suggestions.

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    Same problem here with a Canon i350

  • joeknee_m Mar 26, 2009

    The error light keeps flashing green and yellow alternately.

  • hinhcuty Dec 12, 2009

    I have 2 Canon S300, they both working good, suddenly one have alternate flashing light, next day the other one got the same problem...cannot reset it...even ask the canon technician...they ofer coupon to buy a new printer



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The same thing is happening to me. ever found out how to fix it?

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