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Canon i9900, orange light blinks 5 times, won't print. I Cleaned the print head with denatured alcohol and it still wouldn't print. As soon as the print head gets all the way over to the right, the orange light starts to blink.

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    same problem. didn't try cleaning head, but i've turned off/on, unplugged unit, and cleared print queue.

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Clean the printheads and the ceramic part_ still blinks 5 times orange and not printing. can anyone help me

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