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Canon i550 printer,7 yellow flashes ''defective printhead''

I've tried cleaning the printhead & it still isn't working. Is there anything else I can try?

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  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I have cleaned the printheads several times over the last few months. When the lights started flashing, I cleaned the printhead & contacts with isopropyl alcohol, but the same error keeps flashing, 7 yellow lights followed by green. 
    Could I get that reset code sequence? And what if that doesn't work?

    I couldn't find the tip about cleaning the waste pads. 

    thank you

  • silvergerbil Nov 23, 2008

    amber light flashes 7 times then green,then 7 times again,over and over

  • enrol153 Dec 07, 2008

    Hi, I have the identical problem. I cleaned the heads and all points with alcohal and even used a white eraser to addittionally clean, adjusted paper thickness many times,put new cartridges in , nothing seems to help. Any ideas before I trash it. It also has 7 yellow flashes. Signed Desperate.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    Canon i550 printer problem is rife with red and green

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    I can not find the Ink pads.

  • madisonQ Feb 05, 2009

    amber light flashing 7 times then it changes to green I try to clean the head following the maintenance procedure, but the message is "the printer is not responding" and I could not carry on the maintenance process.

    The technical help from Canon is UNEXISTING. I think the product has a design failure and will buy another printer which this time will NOT be a Canon

  • ivelev06 Feb 11, 2009

    I have 7 yellow flashes and do not how to fix teh printer. Please help

  • bahrammoosap Feb 26, 2009

    7 yellow flash

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010


    The seven flashing lights are an error code referring to the ink absorber pads. I can get you the reset code sequence to turn this error message off. There is also a Tip on this site about cleaning the waste pads. Waste pads get full from cleaning your print heads and the error message is only supposed to run after you have run the head cleaner a specific number of times.

    Have you run the print head cleaner many times?



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