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Canon i550-turn on-orange/green 8x then long green
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:
on Apr 01, 2011
Orange light flashes 5 times
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
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
8. Your printer should respond as normal.For printer
on Mar 22, 2011
Only black and cyan are printing. Other coors are
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.
on Mar 02, 2011
My canon i560 printer won't
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)
on Feb 13, 2011
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