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I have a Canon i850 that's been great. Then today I can't get it to print. I get one longer green light then seven shorter orange light-blinks. Can I do anything about it? I downloaded a new driver (same as before) and dumped the old driver (Canon driver ver. 4.8.3 for my Mac). I used a different USB connection and with a new USB cord. Still can't get the printer to print. I think it has something to do with the paper feed. Any help with this would be appreciated.

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  • Sam Park Nov 13, 2010

    I think it was just a blocked printer head (dried ink from over a few years). I took it out and ran some soapy water through it until the ink was gone and only clear water was coming out. Then I borrowed a hairdryer from my neighbor and air-dried it. I'll let it sit out overnight to make sure all the moisture has evaporated and tomorrow I'll pop it back in and see how it does. Thanks for your help, Kitajib.

    There isn't any ink absorber that I could find! There are these little rubber sort of "tires" around the ink feed tubes (to the printer head) but you can pull them off and clean that area out with cotton-tips and warm water. Just took some time to figure it out.

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You either have a defective cartridge (unlikely) or need to replace the ink absorber. You can check the error and fix and download the service manual at:
http://www.devicemanuals.com/guide/Service%20and%20Repair/Canon-manuals.html
Please rate this manual. Thanks.

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