20 Most Recent Canon i850 InkJet Photo Printer Questions & Answers


Chewbacca08's solution gave me an idea. I set the print setting to photos paper (even though I was trying to print on plain paper) and IT WORKED. It's worth a shot before you trash a perfectly good printer.

Canon i850... | Answered on Apr 10, 2018


Hello, you need to reset the waste ink counter:
  1. Start with the printer OFF
  2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
  3. release RESUME
  4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
  5. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing
Number of presses Light color Function 0 presses green Test print (or exit service mode on i960) 1 press orange EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960) 2 presses green EEPROM initialize 3 presses orange Reset waste ink counter

Canon i850... | Answered on Jul 29, 2014


This is a very bad error. It means that the printhead needs servicing and may need to be repaired. There is no easy fix. Sorry.

Canon i850... | Answered on May 12, 2014


Clickhere Click on above link select os and download driver and install. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

Canon i850... | Answered on Feb 17, 2013


Hi this is only a try it may work
Start with the printer OFF

1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
2. Release RESUME
3. Press RESUME twice, then release POWER
4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing

Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
presses - light color - function

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i960)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

Canon i850... | Answered on Oct 10, 2012


Please try to uninstall and reinstall your printer.

Clean your printer heads.

Perform a hard reset to your printer.

Print a test page.

Try using a different bond paper.

Make sure you are using original canon cartridge

If still you get an error. Replace your printer heads.

Canon i850... | Answered on Sep 12, 2012


Purchase the print head from ebay approx $35.00, install[simple drop in installation], then you will be up and running.

Canon i850... | Answered on Aug 14, 2012


check if there is any loose connections or there is enough ink

Canon i850... | Answered on Apr 03, 2012


This sequence tells you that the ink absorbers are full. They will need replacing. This is a job well beyond the scope of the user as the chassis needs to removed and the old absorbers removed and the new modified absorbers fitted (part no now isQY5-0181-010)

Also the counter will need resetting to remove the message and that too must be done by a Canon repairer.

Srri but is probably the worst job to do on this model.

Canon i850... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011


Hi there
This is only a try it may do it but I not know,
Start with the printer OFF

1. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
2. Release RESUME
3. Press RESUME twice, then release POWER
4. Let green light blink until printer is done futzing

Select function with RESUME press POWER to execute:
presses - light color - function

Number of presses - light color - function
0 presses - green - Test print (or exit service mode on i850)
1 press - orange - EEPROM info print (plus grid nozzle diagnostic on i960)
2 presses - green - EEPROM initialize
3 presses - orange - Reset waste ink counter

Canon i850... | Answered on Aug 15, 2011


So that means this is a network shared printer? If it is, check from MAC to see if you can ping the printer by IP or name? It could be the network connection issue. Also check USB cable, sounds like it is bad too.

Canon i850... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011


This error indicated that the internal printer counter for the waste ink sponge has reached its threshold. You should be able to reset this counter once without cleaning the sponge.

Do this:

1. Start with printer OFF
2. Hold down RESUME and then hold down POWER
3. Release RESUME
4. press RESUME twice, then release POWER
5. let green light blink until printhead has finished moving.
6. Select functions below with RESUME, execute with POWER


now try press resume button 4 times..after that press the power button
This should clear your error and let you resume printing. If you start getting ink smudges on the paper you will have to disassemble the printer and clean the waste toner sponge.

Canon i850... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011


That is an adjustment on the paper tray.

Canon i850... | Answered on Mar 21, 2011

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