Canon BJC S300 InkJet Printer Logo

Question about Canon BJC S300 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HELP! My printers light keeps blinking from green to orange. It will not reset. I tried removing the printer and reinstalling it. The computer says that everything is okay and installed correctly, but nothing happens. Light still blinks. Nothing will print from any promt. No wordpad, wordperfect, print-screen, nothing. Is it something physically wrong with the printer?

Posted by jennifer woods on

  • 5 more comments 
  • dot27 Nov 16, 2007

    My canon s300 flashes one green light then 8 orange lights--pattern repeats itself. I see a message the the waste ink tank is filled. Help! How do I solve this?

  • tbrob Feb 08, 2008

    Printer will not print. The light pattern is

    Green, orange, orange, orange, orange, orange, orange, orange, orange, green (repeat).

    Is it sick? What can I do?

  • timminger Mar 13, 2008

    I got the some problem it there still help to fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    I have a Canon i450 and I am experiencing the smae problem with this blinking. My pattern is GR OR  8 TIMES THEN IT IT HOLDS GREEN FOR A LONGER COUNT. 


  • Michael Baddeley May 09, 2008

    Power light flashes Gr - Or-Or-Or-Or-Or-Or-Or - Gr. Have tried some  of the manual resets to no avail.

  • jAVIER fERNANDEZ May 11, 2010

    It blinks orange 7 times, then it goes steady green for a few seconds and repeats the orange pattern

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    The light is flashing green orange back and forth. Nothing prints and the computer says the printer is off line but it is plugged in.



1 Answer


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 47 Answers

Hi taximom, Is the light alternating back and forth between green and orange (GR OR GR OR GR OR GR)? Or is there a pattern like (GR OR OR OR GR OR OR OR GR) or (GR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR GR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR GR) If it the first case (alternate back and forth) then I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it needs service. (and it's probably not worth fixing) If there is a pattern to the blinking let me know exactly how many times it goes orange and I can tell you what to do from there. The Dude

Posted on Nov 17, 2006


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:


On the power and reset it for 15 sec wait for the green to light up but the green light dont light up . keep lighting orange light keep on light up. pls help

switch off your printer. remove power cord from its main source and remove usb cable connection from printer to computer. wait for 5 minutes then connect back the usb cable to you computer and plug in the power cord ,switch on the printer

My canon ir 5180 blinks only d green light but d screen does not open

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

0 - green - Pressing power button will turn off printer
1 - orange - Service Test Print
2 - green - EEPROM Information Print
3 - orange - Initialize EEprom data
4 - green - Reset Waste ink Counter
5 - orange - Mode to set Destination code
(1: Overseas, 2: Domestic)
6 - green - Refresh printhead (cleaning mode)

I assume the printhead is cleaning and you need to wait for it to finish cleaning. That could take over a minute and a half; I don't know what that delay is for your printer.

If that is not the issue, you may have to reset the printer. This may be possible as follows:
  1. Hold down HELP + OK button and unplug printer (could experiment with regular power-off, but I opted for brute force)
  2. Hold down HELP + OK button again as you plug the printer back in. Then power it on, if it doesn't power on automatically. Be Safe: keep holding the buttons until the printer turns itself off. (It took mine less than a minute.)
  3. Release the buttons and simply power it back on. (If you unplug it without powering it down, you may get an improper shutdown error message. If so, click OK on the printer.)
If you are looking at a blank computer screen after all of this, you might try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver.

If this does not fix the problem, you better look into troubleshooting on the manufacturer's site for help for your particular printer.


When I turn my IP 3000 on the green light only blink 9 time no orange light at all I did try to reset no sucess as the green light keep blinking 9 time any help

9 flashes should only occur if you are trying to print directly from a non-compatible digital camera. Check where your USB cable is plugged into the printer. The cable coming from the computer should go into a 'square' port in the back of the printer -- not the rectangular port on the lower right side of the front of the printer.

Orange blinking light

you may want to try the following links: Look at the "Blinking Orange" Scenario applicable to your issue.

You may also need to run the wireless configuration utility, here's a link on how to do that. You will need to ensure that your computer is able to communicate with your router.

Let me know if this still doesn't work.

Canon i550 printer stoipped printing

My cannon printer no longer responds to any commands. I get 4 yellow blinking lights and then 1 green blinker.

On/off button & restore button blink green & orange; printer doesn't work

the problems are :-
  • cartridges are not recognised or installed
  • there is a paper jam.


hi, the blinking is caused by a fault in the printer, means it needs to be serviced, its usually more expensive for them to fix it than buying a new one, but you can get there number off the canon website.

Happy New Year


Canon i 255

unplug power and usb
open door and hold power button down
connect power
close door release power button
connect usb and press power to use
Not finding what you are looking for?


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

2406 Answers


Level 3 Expert

13435 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6449 Answers

Are you a Canon Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides