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My printer will not print. Light is flashing yellow seven times?

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This a code. Look in the manual of the printer for the meaning of this code. You also can check in the website of the printer manufacturer.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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Hi. What did you do before it happens?

Please try this manual resetting of the printer.

Remove the USB cable into the printer and leave the printer on.
Remove all the cartridges.
Close the cartridge door and wait for the INSERT INK MESSAGE to appear.
Disconnect the power cable and from the power source supply.
Move the carriage using your hand from the original position to the other side of the printer and then move it back to original position. Wait for couple of minutes
Reconnect power cord and turn on the printer.
Return all the ink cartridges and close the door. Wait for the calibration process.
Print the test page to check if it working.
Reconnect the USB cable and try to print again.
Post comment if you need more help. Regards

If not try to clean the print head using a clean cloth with rubbing alcohol and then rub the print head into a plain paper with alcohol.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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Hi! I've got same problem. Canon userguide says that 5 flashes means the print head is not installed/not properly installed, or it is defective.Not yet sorted problem out - new print-heads are expensive!

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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Go to the Canon Web site http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=SupportDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=232&modelid=8047 (may have to copy and paste into browser. I believe it is either a Print head (7 flashes) which will require repair/replacement of print head - or - a waste ink error that requires a reset. There are other posts on this site that explain how to get the printer into service mode to reset.

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SOURCE: canon i320 amber light flashing will not print

i80 Canon printer will not print. Printer head will not cycle when turned on. First the green light came on then the amber light would flash seven times, green flash once then back to amber flashing seven times. Now the green and amber flash simaltaniously seven times. What can I do.

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Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon S520 printer flashes the yellow light 8 times.

This will only slightly help...my cannon printers waste tank was never actually full, there is just a built in counter system that figures when it might be getting to that point.

To reset the count before you cant print at all because of it:

A) Turn the printer off.

B) Press and hold RESUME, then press and hold the POWER button.

C) Release the RESUME button, Next press and release the RESUME button twice more while continuing to hold the POWER button). The printer's carriage will move a around a bit.

If by some miracle we did that correctly on the first try, you are now in "Service Mode".

D) Press the RESUME button 4 times (clear waste ink counter function). The light will change color with each key press. Press the POWER button to commit the change, and return to the top of the function selection menu. Press the POWER button again to restart the printer.

Now for to check the waste pad...(excerpt from http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/inkjetstuff11.html)

  • Figure out how to open the printer by removing the side and inside top plastic panels. Just look at the thing and use your brain. Its all pressure clipped in place, no screws (at least on the S900 and similar models, probably still the same on this years models.) Look for slots and triangles on the 960.
  • On the i960 you'll have to remove the power buttons assembly on the front- take out the two screws, unplug the internal white electro connector plug CAREFULLY, then you can undo the last clip that holds the top in place.
  • No need to remove the ink cartridges in this process- so don't. The mechanism is held down in place in the case by two screws at the very bottom on the outside bottom of the metal chassis inside. Remove these screws then lift up the mechanism. It should lift out fairly easily, but remain attached by wires-- just place it on the top edge of the case.
  • You'll see the blackened (from waste ink) felt pads on the bottom. WEAR GLOVES-- this is skin indelible ink, the only thing that will get it off your hands is CLOROX. Period. There are two skinny pads that sit on top of a larger pad. Note how they fit together.
  • Lift the pads out and rinse out thorough in a sink until very little or no ink comes out. There's no need to use chemical or soap cleaners, just use plain water from the tap and the spray nozzle. Keep rinsing and squeezing the pads, but don't twist them like a towel, squeeze and fold in half however to really get the ink out.
  • Lay flat in the sun for a few hours to dry. Use a hairdryer to get the last bit of moisture out then replace in the printer, and put everything back together.
  • RESET the printer electronics, so you won't get the stupid "waste ink tank full" message any more. Do an online web search if this doesn't work for your model, although this works (or slight variations0 for many, including the 8200, the S800, and S900, and the i-series like the i869, i950, i960, etc.Two main buttons on the top of the printer- Power and the Resume:
If you've reset the code first, then cleaned the pad, you're now ready to print again.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: My CANON iP4300 printer does not print and has a yellow light that flashes 13 times. What does that mean??

This according to the user's guide:
The remaining ink level cannot be correctly detected.
Replace the ink tank and close the Top Cover.
Printing with an ink tank that was once empty may damage the printer.
If you want to continue printing in this condition, you need to release the function for detecting the remaining ink level. Press and hold the RESUME/CANCEL button for at least 5 seconds, and then release it.
* With this operation, releasing the function for detecting the remaining ink level is memorized. Please be advised that Canon shall not be liable for any printer malfunction or damage caused by refilled ink tanks.
See Replacing an Ink Tank.

Posted on May 05, 2009

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