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Canon i560 printer

Printer won't print. Green light blinks once, then turns amber & blinks 5 to 6 times, then turns green once again. I have replaced all new ink cartridges.

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  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    same problem.. tried re installing restarting computer, changed usb port

    no help

  • JackJay Jun 09, 2008

    Same problem...just quit printing. Goes thru all the motions...page is blank.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    blinks yellow 5 times then green. Won't print anything at all. I've removed the printer head and cleaned it, but no change.

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    light on j560 printer keeps flashing. Will not print. Could it be fried from a power failure?? Have unpluged, repluged into power. Changed ink cartridges.

    Do I need a new pinter?

  • glassmith Jun 19, 2008

    crud!, me too. 1 green, 5 amber, 1 green, 5 amber, 1 green, 5 amber......

  • scottpezza Jun 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. Orange light flashes 6 times then green once. Warning tab says "Operator error"

  • swede111 Aug 11, 2008

    canoni560 flashes 5 times??

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    For 59.99 I can spend another $50 and get a new printer.

  • ying55 May 20, 2009

    Printer won't print. Green light blinks once, then turns amber & blinks 5 to 6 times, then turns green once again. I have replaced all new ink cartridges.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when I got a refilled cartridge and installed it my printer will not recognize it the yellow light flashes 4 times and then the green light flashes once

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    The alarm light blinks after installing new ink

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I have similar problem. I found this solution that may help you. My problem insists tho.

>>> 5 flashes indicates a faulty printhead or possibly a problem with the p/head contacts. Try removing the head which is easier if you take the cartridges out first(no tools required) and re-seat it having checked the contacts for dirt.

If that doesn't work it may be that the waste ink tank is full. Try this ...
Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000 above,
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • Dan Legate Nov 21, 2011

    This worked awsome. Thanks so much you saved me about 200 dollars.

  • stiffun Jul 03, 2013

    Sorry, didn't work for me but thanks for the effort; may work for others

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  4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
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Do I need a new print head?


5 flashes indicates a faulty printhead or possibly a problem with the p/head contacts. Try removing the head which is easier if you take the cartridges out first(no tools required) and re-seat it having checked the contacts for dirt.

If that doesn't work it may be that the waste ink tank is full. Try this ...

Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000 above,
1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.

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The printer flashes orange light five times, and green once


Probably your waste ink counter. Should be cleaned or replaced before resetting but usually you can get away with resetting once.
1. Start with printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. Release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. let green light blink until printhead has finished moving.
6. Select functions below with RESUME, execute with POWER

0 presses - green light - Test Print (exit service for i960)
1 press - orange light - EEPROM info print
2 presses - green light - EEPROM initialise
3 presses - orange light - reset waste ink counter.

This also applies to the i550, i560, i950, i960

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Try this:
Most of the time when a printer used for a certain period the ink would dry out and caused an error message. What you do is to replace with a new inks pad inside the printer and reset that error message. Once it is done, your printer will work again!

For Printer Model: Canon S9000, S300, S400, i550, i560, i850, i860, i865, i9100, i9950, PIXMA iP3000:

1. Turn off printer
2. Hold down Resume button and press Power button.
3. Keep holding down Power button and let Resume button go.
4. Press Resume button 2 times then let BOTH buttons go.
5. Green lights will flash and then stop blinking.
6. When green lights are solid, press the Resume button 4 times.
7. Press the Power button and the printer should turn off, if not, press the Power button once more.
8. Your printer should respond as normal.
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