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I850 printer problem

Amber light flashes 7 times and then green light. Will not print.

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  • gigi1117 Aug 06, 2008

    same problem-amber light blinking 7 times. have followed manual procedures to clean printing head but still getting blinking light. unable to print. help!

  • bandit k8 Aug 08, 2008

    Hi, i have the same problem. Amber light flashes 7 times and turns green once and i have turned off printer, re-installed printer and still the same. Message says that paper thickness..... is this connected with the same problem. Please help...

  • johntuminell Aug 29, 2008

    amber light blinks 7 times followed by green. will not print. unplugged and rebooted. no help. change to smaller amount of paper. no help. check ink levels....all levels good.

  • Meathead54 Sep 26, 2008

    Right now I took my printer to a shop with a similar problem (the 7 flashes) . The guy has a feeling that it's a black ink cartridge that's causing my problem. I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet or purchase a black cartridge for it. With these printers, Walmart carries only the black cartridges and there are cartridge replacement shops where you can replace these cartridges.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. I recently replaced all ink with ink i purchased on ebay. However, I've been using this ink from the same company for 2 years and haven't had a prob.

  • john859 Oct 17, 2008

    same prob here. amber 7 flashes, then green. and i recently replaced all my ink, including black.

  • Dekle Oct 27, 2008

    one green flash, 7 yellow flashes according the the "quick start guide"

    means "remove the print head and check the contacts for foreigh matter, then reinstall..page 52

  • greenlady0 Oct 31, 2008

    I phoned canon tech support and the guy there said its probably the contacts on the printer head and to replace it. Has anyone tried this? I would hate to spend $55. plus $11.99 in shipping to find out it doesn't.

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Right, This fault is due to the waste ink pads being full, The machine will stop working until the machine has been servcied and cleared. Normally it is the end of life once the ink pads are full. By time you get a engineer out with new pads and for him to fit them it would cost more then a new machine, so i would buy a new machine with a one year canon warrenty , be so much eaiser and cheaper

hope this helps

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