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It appears that the print head is not seated correctly. I will advise you to take it out and re-seat it correctly.

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011

From the Canon website:

Issue: Alarm / Power light flashes orange 8 times consecutively (Waste Ink Nearly Full Error)
Solution: Ink Absorber Replacement Options i550

Ink Absorber Replacement Options

This printer has an ink absorber that takes in ink during the printing and print head cleaning processes. The cleaning process is necessary in order to keep the print head nozzles from becoming clogged. Over the life of the printer, the amount of ink that the ink absorber has absorbed is calculated by the printer. Eventually, after substantial use, the printer will enter an error condition when the ink absorber is nearly full. At this point, printing is still possible by pressing the <Resume> button on the printer. To protect the printer from damage, you will not be able to print at all once the ink absorber is full.

Canon recommends having the printer serviced before the absorber becomes full. We are aware that there are many "do-it-yourself" Web sites that offer instructions for making this repair. Replacing the ink absorber is a complicated and potentially messy procedure. Even if the ink absorber is successfully changed, the ink absorber counter must be reset. Be aware that if you attempt this procedure, it is at your own risk.

For the Waste Tank Reset Code, and how to repair or replace the Waste Tank, see this website:

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011

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.For printer

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011

Have you tryed resetting to factory defaults

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011

The yellow ink is finished or it's dry. You must clean it with hot water or to change it with another new one.

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011


How do you know its working? Did you check your ink levels? Try checking it, your ink may have finished. Also try printing a test page. If it still doesn't work, try reinstalling your print cartridges.


Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

you need to reinstall the printer drivers. These should have come on a cd with the printer.

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

you need to replace the whole printer head because the black pump has gone bad

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

Open the printer, use oil in spray for machines ( WD40 ) as shown in picture below

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Have you tried removing the print head and washing it?

I would only do this as a last resort but it has worked for some people. Here are the instructions:

1) Removed the black and color cartridges
2) Raised the grey lever and tilted the print head towards you (towards the front of the printer)
3) Soaked in hot (not boiling) water for 10 minutes.
4) Rinse in cold water
5) Shake out as much water as possible
6) Lay on a towel and place in a warm location (laundry cupboard) for 24 hours to dry out
7) When dry replace in printer

If this helps then please rate my answer.

Many thanks,


Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

You can download the driver from Canon's website. Here is a link that should take you directly to the download page:

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

Switch off the printer and disconnect from the power supply. Leave for 10 minutes and then try powering up again from cold. If you are still getting flashing lights please count the number of each flash and repost

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011

usally the covers snap in. you may have broken the hinge by mistake. see it you can repair it, if not call a qualified technician.

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011

I got the same problem. I researched and found out it's the print head, you know the thing that moves side to side that releases the ink onto the paper. You either have to replace the print head( which costs around $50.00) or buy a print head cleaning kit because it might have dried ink in it. Hope this works for you( the kit didn't work for me, had to get a new print head)

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

I have the same problem and haven't yet got an answer!

Canon BubbleJet... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

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